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Harlan Ellison, RIP.

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  1. jiminks

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    I got to spend time and dinners with him at several San Diego Cons, and he once visited Acme Comics when I was the manager, and we exchanged friendly barbs the whole time. A great talent. And he was a pipe smoker.

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    A thought provoking author, and pipe brother. R.I.P.

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    Posted 9 months ago #
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    Harlan was unique. I never met him, but he has been a presence in my reading and viewing habits for decades. From prose, to Star Trek, to comics, he always managed to inspire and frighten me.

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    RIP

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  5. georged

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    And he was a pipe smoker.

    Yup.

    He got most of his pipes from Barry Levin, in fact---the guy who popularized/invented "estate pipe" marketing---and they were friends. He'd often send marked-up galley proofs, signed first editions of books, and so forth to Barry as gifts. Famous writer souvenir stuff.

    Mean as a snake to deal with in a professional sense, but quite funny and charming to his friends.

    Dogs live such short lives... and spend most it waiting for us to come home
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    It's always sad news when someone who sparked the imagination in so many others passes away. RIP Harlan Ellison.

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    Posted 9 months ago #
  7. foolwiththefez

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    Been reading him for years. Any idea what tobaccos he smoked?

    Posted 9 months ago #
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    He could be one cranky mutha, yeah. But talent like his doesn't come along just every century.

    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
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    Just saw the news. Sad. He had quite an influence on my reading.

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    Posted 9 months ago #
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    I don't no whether to say so sad or good riddance.

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    I guess it depends on whether he liked you or not. Which fortunately with him usually wasn't too hard to tell. }:)

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    I had nothing but great experiences with Harlan. I know a lot about the dark side of him, and he could be very difficult. But, I used to throw barbs his way, and he'd throw them back in fun. But, then again, he liked me.

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    "Ellison in 1977, with his beloved typewriter." From NPR webpage. America's Weird Uncle

    Seldom Seen
    Posted 9 months ago #
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    He received the full treatment in NYTimes. Much respected for his prodigious output. Apparently he could be a tough customer, not famous for his gentle nature. You really have to take a vow to write genre fiction, sci fi in this case. It requires as much craft to master a genre as it does to write to your own muse your own way, which you end up doing anyway. He got it done. RIP.

    Posted 9 months ago #
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    "gentle nature" -- Tom, my father thought I was a master of understatement. He never met you.

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    bnichols', I rely on a reader of subtle sensibility to get the drift. Thanks!

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  17. bnichols23

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    -laugh- You got it.

    Posted 9 months ago #

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