Vol. 2 cover to a collection of stories illustrated by Dark Horse Comics
|Born||Harlan Jay Ellison|
May 27, 1934
|Pen name||Cordwainer Bird|
|Genres||Speculative fiction, science fiction, fantasy, crime, mystery, horror, film and television criticism, essayist|
|Literary movement||New Wave|
Harlan Jay Ellison (born May 27, 1934) is a prolific American writer of short stories, novellas, teleplays, essays, and criticism. Dark Horse Comics is one of the largest independent American Comic book publishers behind dominant publishers Marvel Comics and DC Comics Events 927 - Simeon the Great, Tsar of Bulgaria, dies 1120 - Richard III of Capua is anointed Year 1934 ( MCMXXXIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state A pen name, nom de plume, or literary double, is a Pseudonym adopted by an Author or their publishers to conceal their identity Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created Screenwriters or scenarists are Scriptwriters who write the Screenplays from which Films and Television programs are made Nationality is a relationship between a Person and their State of Origin, Culture, association Affiliation and/or Loyalty The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A literary genre is a category of literary composition Genres may be determined by Literary technique, tone, Content, or even (as in the case of fiction Speculative fiction is a term used as an inclusive descriptor covering a group of Fiction Genres that speculate about worlds that are unlike the real world in Fantasy is a Genre that uses magic and other Supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting In the sociological field, crime is the breach of a rule or Law for which some governing authority or force may ultimately prescribe a Punishment Horror fiction is broadly Fiction in any medium intended to scare unsettle or horrify the audience This article is an abbreviated list of Essayists - individuals notable for writing essays on various topics This is a list of modern literary movements: that is movements after the Renaissance. New Wave is a term applied to Science fiction writing characterized by a high degree of experimentation both in form and in content and a Highbrow and self-consciously Edgar Allan Poe (January 19 1809 – October 7 1849 was an American poet, short-story Writer, editor and Literary critic, Neil Richard Gaiman (ˈgeɪmən (born November 10, 1960) is an English author of Science fiction and Fantasy short stories and Events 927 - Simeon the Great, Tsar of Bulgaria, dies 1120 - Richard III of Capua is anointed Year 1934 ( MCMXXXIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms The short story is a literary genre of Fictional Prose Narrative that tends to be more concise and to the point than longer works of fiction such A novella is a written, Fictional Prose Narrative longer than a Novelette but shorter than a Novel. A teleplay is a drama which is Telecast using many of the same constraints as a theater piece (limited Scenery, cast Special effects) An essay is usually a short piece of writing It is often written from an author's personal point of view. The word critic comes from the Greek el κριτικός ( el-Latn kritikós) "able to discern" which in turn derives from the word His literary and television work has received many awards. He wrote for the original series of both The Outer Limits and Star Trek; edited the multiple-award-winning short story anthology series Dangerous Visions; and served as creative consultant to the science fiction TV series The New Twilight Zone and Babylon 5. For the album by Progressive Metal band Voivod see The Outer Limits (album. Star Trek is a Science fiction Television series created by Gene Roddenberry that aired from September 8, 1966 through An anthology series is a radio or television series that has a different story and a different set of characters in every episode Dangerous Visions (ISBN 0-425-06176-0 was a Science fiction Short story Anthology edited by Harlan Ellison,published in 1967 Creative consultant is a credit that has - particularly in the past - been given to Screenwriters who have “doctored” a movie Screenplay. The New Twilight Zone is the popular nickname for the 1985 revival of Rod Serling 's acclaimed 1950/60s Television series, The Twilight Zone Babylon 5 is an American science fiction television series created produced and largely written by J
Ellison's most famous stories were published within the speculative fiction genre, and he has won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards. Speculative fiction is a term used as an inclusive descriptor covering a group of Fiction Genres that speculate about worlds that are unlike the real world in The Hugo Awards are given every year for the best Science fiction or Fantasy works and achievements of the previous year The Nebula Award is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA for the best Science fiction / Fantasy fiction He was also very active in the science fiction community (a founding member of the Cleveland Science Fiction Society, he edited its fanzine as a teenager), and gives colorful and confrontational talks at science fiction conventions. Science fiction fandom or SF fandom is a community of people actively interested in Science fiction and Fantasy literature, and in contact with one another A fanzine (see also Zine) is a nonprofessional publication produced by fans of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre for the pleasure Science fiction conventions are gatherings of the community of fans (called Science fiction fandom) of various forms of Speculative fiction including Science In the 1960s, he served as the Science Fiction Writers of America's first vice president. Science Fiction Writers of America, or SFWA (ˈsɪfwə or /ˈsɛfwə/ was founded in 1965 by Damon Knight. He prefers not to place his works in a genre, but will use the term "speculative fiction" to describe his work.
Ellison's fantasy work, however, is generally better aligned with surrealism or magic realism than space opera-type science fiction. Fantasy is a Genre that uses magic and other Supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early-1920s and is best known for the visual artworks and writings of the group members Magic realism, or magical realism, is an artistic Genre in which magical elements or illogical scenarios appear in an otherwise realistic or even "normal" Space opera is a subgenre of Speculative fiction or Science fiction that emphasizes romantic, often Melodramatic adventure set mainly or entirely There is also a strong ethical current running through his work, half of which is nonfiction, including social activism and criticism of the arts. Ethics is a major branch of Philosophy, encompassing right conduct and good life Non-fiction is an account or representation of a subject which is presented as Fact. Activism, in a general sense can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change
Fiercely protective of his work, he has on several occasions sought (and won) legal action against copyright infringements. 'Copyright infringement' (or copyright violation) is the unauthorized use of material that is covered by Copyright law in a manner that violates He occasionally uses the pseudonym Cordwainer Bird for reasons explained in the "Controversy" section, below.
Ellison was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1934. Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state His Jewish-American family subsequently moved to Painesville, Ohio, but returned to Cleveland in 1949, following the death of his father. American Jews, or Jewish Americans Painesville is a city in Lake County, Ohio, United States, along the Grand River. As a child, he had a brief career performing in minstrel shows. The minstrel show, or minstrelsy, was an American entertainment consisting of comic skits variety acts dancing, and Music, He frequently ran away from home, taking an array of odd jobs — including, by the time he was eighteen (by his own account), "tuna fisherman off the coast of Galveston, itinerant crop-picker down in New Orleans, hired gun for a wealthy neurotic, dynamite truck driver in North Carolina, short order cook, cab driver, lithographer, book salesman, floorwalker in a department store, door-to-door brush salesman, and as a youngster, he appeared in several productions at the Cleveland Play House". A fisherman or fisher is someone who gathers Fish, Shellfish, or other animals from a body of water "Galveston" redirects here For the town in the US state of Indiana see Galveston Indiana. New Orleans (nʲuːˈɔrliənz nʲuːˈɔrlənz French: La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana A truck driver (Commonly called a trucker, driver or Teamster in the United States and Canada, a truckie or North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States A chef is a person who cooks professionally In a professional kitchen setting the term is used only for the one person in charge of everyone else in the kitchen the executive Lithography is a method for Printing using a plate or stone with a completely smooth surface A department store is a Retail establishment which specializes in selling a wide range of products without a single predominant merchandise line. Door-to-door is a Sales technique in which a Salesperson walks from one door of a house to another trying to sell a product or service to the general public The Cleveland Play House is a regional theater company and also the name of a theater complex in the Fairfax neighborhood of Cleveland Ohio. 
Ellison attended Ohio State University for 18 months before being expelled. The Ohio State University ( OSU) is a Coeducational public Research university in the state of Ohio. He has said that the expulsion was a result of his hitting a professor who had denigrated his writing ability, and that over the next forty-odd years he had sent that professor a copy of every story he published. 
Ellison moved to New York City in 1955 to pursue a writing career, primarily in science fiction. The City of New York Over the next two years, he published more than 100 short stories and articles. In 1957, Ellison decided to write about youth gangs. Gangsters redirects here For the computer game see Gangsters (video game. To research the issue, he joined a street gang in the Red Hook, Brooklyn area, under the name "Cheech Beldone". Gangsters redirects here For the computer game see Gangsters (video game. Red Hook is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, USA. His subsequent writings on the subject include the novel, Web of the City/Rumble, and the collection, The Deadly Streets, and also compose part of his memoir, Memos from Purgatory. Web of the City (originally published as Rumble) is the first novel written by author Harlan Ellison. for other uses see Memoir (disambiguation As a literary Genre, a memoir (from the French: mémoire Memos from Purgatory is Harlan Ellison 's account of his experience with kid gangs in a period where he joined one to research them for his first novel Web
Ellison was drafted into the army, serving from 1957 to 1959. The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. In 1960 he returned to New York, living at 95 Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. Christopher Street is a street in the West Village neighborhood of the New York City borough of Manhattan, and was at the center of New York's Moving to Chicago, Ellison wrote for William Hamling's Rogue magazine. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. William Lawrence Hamling was a Chicago-based publisher active from the 1950s into the 1970s This article is about a magazine for other uses of the term see Rogue. As a book editor at Hamling's Regency Books, he published novels and anthologies by such writers as B. Traven, Kurt Vonnegut, Robert Bloch and Philip José Farmer. ANThology is the first Major label album by Alien Ant Farm released on March 6, 2001 in the USA and March 19 B Traven (dates unknown possibly 1890-1969 was the Nom de plume of an enigmatic Twentieth Century Novelist whose most famous work is the novel The Treasure Kurt Vonnegut Jr (November 11 1922 – April 11 2007 (ˈvɒnəgət was a prolific and genre-bending American Novelist known for works blending Satire, Black Robert Albert Bloch (April 5 1917 Chicago – September 23 1994 Los Angeles) was a prolific American Writer, primarily of crime Philip José Farmer (born January 26 1918) is an American Author, principally known for his Science fiction and fantasy
In the late 1950s, Ellison wrote a number of erotic stories, such as "God Bless the Ugly Virgin" and "Tramp", which were later reprinted in Los Angeles-based magazines. Erotica (from the Greek Eros —"desire" or "curiosa" works of art including literature, photography film sculpture That was the beginning of his use of the name Cordwainer Bird as a pseudonym. Harlan Jay Ellison (born May 27, 1934) is a prolific American Writer of Short stories, Novellas, Teleplays The name was later used in July and August of 1957, in two journals, each of which had accepted two of his stories. In each journal, one story was published under the name Harlan Ellison, and the other under Cordwainer Bird. Later, as discussed in the Controversy section below, he used the pseudonym for material when he disagreed with its use or editing.
Ellison moved to California in 1962, and subsequently began to sell scripts to television shows like Burke's Law, Route 66, The Outer Limits, Star Trek and Cimarron Strip. Burke's Law is a detective series which ran on ABC from 1963 to 1965 and was revived on CBS in the 1990s Route 66 is an American TV series in which two young men traveled across America For the album by Progressive Metal band Voivod see The Outer Limits (album. Star Trek is a Science fiction Television series created by Gene Roddenberry that aired from September 8, 1966 through Cimarron Strip (1967-68 is a lavish weekly 90-minute US western television series (75 minutes excluding commercial breaks starring Stuart His Memos from Purgatory was adapted into an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an Anthology Television series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. Ellison's scripts "Demon with a Glass Hand" (for The Outer Limits) and "The City on the Edge of Forever" (for Star Trek) won Best Original Teleplay awards from the Writers Guild of America; each is often cited as one of the best of its series. " Demon with a Glass Hand " is a widely referenced episode of The Outer Limits television series the second to be based on a script by Harlan Ellison " The City on the Edge of Forever " is the penultimate episode of the first season of Star Trek. The Writers Guild of America Award for outstanding achievements in Film, Television, and Radio has been presented annually by the Writers Guild of
During the late 1960s, Ellison wrote a column about television for the Los Angeles Free Press. The Los Angeles Free Press (often called “the Freep ” and "the LAFP" Titled "The Glass Teat", the column addressed political and social issues and their portrayal on television at the time. Social issues are matters which directly or indirectly affect many or all members of a Society and are considered to be problems controversies related to Moral values The columns have been reprinted in two collections, The Glass Teat and The Other Glass Teat. The Glass Teat Essays of Opinion on Television (ISBN 0-515-03701-X is a compilation of essays by Harlan Ellison for the
In 1966, in an article that Esquire Magazine would later name as the best magazine piece ever written, the journalist Gay Talese wrote about the goings-on around the enigmatic Frank Sinatra. The Selma to Montgomery marches, which included Bloody Sunday, were three marches that marked the Political and emotional peak of the American civil rights Selma is a city in and the County seat of Dallas County, Alabama, United States, located on the banks of the Alabama River. Montgomery (məntˈgəmɜriː is the Capital, second most populous city and the 4th most populous metropolitan area in the Southern U Martin Luther King Jr ( January 15, 1929 April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, Activist and prominent leader Esquire is a Men's magazine by the Hearst Corporation with a strong literary tradition Gay Talese (born February 7 1932) is an American author He wrote for The New York Times in the early 1960s and helped to define literary journalism The article, entitled "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold," briefly describes a clash between the young Harlan Ellison and Frank Sinatra, when the crooner suddenly took exception to Ellison's boots during a billiards game. "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" is a profile of Frank Sinatra written by Gay Talese for the April 1966 issue of ''Esquire''. Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12 1915 &ndash May 14 1998 was an American singer and actor
Ellison continued to publish short pieces, fiction and nonfiction, in various publications, and some of his most famous stories were written in this period. ""Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman" (1965) is a celebration of civil disobedience against repressive authority. "' Repent Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman " is a Short story by Speculative fiction writer Harlan Ellison. "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" (1967) is an allegory of Hell, where five humans are tormented by an all-knowing computer throughout eternity. " I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream " is a Postapocalyptic Science fiction Short story by Harlan Ellison. The story was the basis of a 1995 computer game, with Ellison participating in the game's design and providing the voice of the god-computer AM. I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream is a computer Adventure game based upon Harlan Ellison’s Short story of the same name "A Boy and His Dog" examines the nature of friendship and love in a violent, post-apocalyptic world. It was made into the 1975 film of the same name, starring Don Johnson. A Boy and His Dog is a short story by Harlan Ellison which was also the basis of a 1974 post-apocalyptic Science fiction film of the same Don Johnson (born Donnie Wayne Johnson, December 15 1949 Personal life Relationships and family At 22 Johnson began a four-year liaison
Ellison has won ten Hugo Awards, four Nebula Awards, and five Bram Stoker Awards (presented by the Horror Writers Association) including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996. The Hugo Awards are given every year for the best Science fiction or Fantasy works and achievements of the previous year The Nebula Award is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA for the best Science fiction / Fantasy fiction The Bram Stoker Award is a recognition presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA for "superior achievement" in horror writing.
He has also been honored with the Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America twice, the Georges Méliès fantasy film award twice, and the Silver Pen for Journalism by International PEN, the international writers' union. The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars) named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. Mystery Writers of America is an organization for mystery writers based in New York. Georges Méliès ( December 8, 1861 &ndash January 21, 1938) full name Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès, was a French Fantasy films are films with fantastic themes usually involving magic, Supernatural events make-believe creatures or exotic Fantasy worlds For the "Postsecondary Education Network International" see PEN-International International PEN, the worldwide association of He was presented with the first Living Legend Award by the International Horror Guild at the 1995 World Horror Convention. The World Horror Convention is an annual professional gathering of the World Horror Society and other interested parties He is also the only author in Hollywood ever to win the Writers Guild of America Award for Most Outstanding Teleplay (solo work) four times, most recently for "Paladin of the Lost Hour" in 1987. The Writers Guild of America Award for outstanding achievements in Film, Television, and Radio has been presented annually by the Writers Guild of Paladin of the Lost Hour is a novelette and the second segment of the seventh episode from the Television series The New Twilight Zone,
In March 1998, the National Women's Committee of Brandeis University honored him with their 1998 Words, Wit, Wisdom award. Brandeis University is a private research University with a Liberal arts focus located in Waltham Massachusetts, United States. In 1990, Ellison was honored by International PEN for continuing commitment to artistic freedom and the battle against censorship.
He also edited the influential science fiction anthology Dangerous Visions (1967), which collected stories commissioned by Ellison, accompanied by his commentary-laden biographical sketches of the authors. Dangerous Visions (ISBN 0-425-06176-0 was a Science fiction Short story Anthology edited by Harlan Ellison,published in 1967 He challenged the authors to write stories at the edge of the genre. Many of the stories went beyond the traditional boundaries of science fiction pioneered by respected old school editors such as John W. Campbell, Jr. A school (in the sense of old school) is a grouping of people who share common characteristics of opinion or outlooks of philosophy craft or belief John Wood Campbell Jr (June 8 1910 – July 11 1971 was an important Science fiction editor and writer As an editor, Ellison was influenced and inspired by experimentation in the popular literature of the time, such as the beats. A sequel, Again Dangerous Visions, was published in 1972. A third volume, The Last Dangerous Visions, has been repeatedly postponed (see Controversy).
Ellison served as creative consultant to the science fiction TV series The Twilight Zone (1980s version) and Babylon 5. The Twilight Zone is an American Television Anthology series created by Rod Serling. Babylon 5 is an American science fiction television series created produced and largely written by J As a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), he has voiceover credits for shows including The Pirates of Dark Water, Mother Goose and Grimm, Space Cases, Phantom 2040, and Babylon 5, as well as making an onscreen appearance in the Babylon 5 episode "The Face of the Enemy". The Screen Actors Guild ( SAG) is an American labor union representing over 120000 Film and television principal performers and background The Pirates of Dark Water is a fantasy animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera and Turner Entertainment in the early 1990s Space Cases was a Science fiction Television series that aired on Nickelodeon for two seasons Phantom 2040 is an animated Science fiction television series loosely based on the Comic strip hero The Phantom, created " The Face of the Enemy " is the 17th episode from the fourth season of the science-fiction television series Babylon 5.
Ellison has commented on a great many movies and television programs (see The Glass Teat and The Other Glass Teat for television criticism and commentary; see Harlan Ellison's Watching for movie criticism and commentary), both negatively and positively. The Glass Teat Essays of Opinion on Television (ISBN 0-515-03701-X is a compilation of essays by Harlan Ellison for the Harlan Ellison's Watching (ISBN 0-88733-067-3 is a 1989 compilation of 25 years worth of essays and film reviews written by Harlan Ellison for Cinema Film review redirects here for the similar sounding Film revue please visit Revue#Film revues. He believes that "quality" and "popularity" are not synonymous, and is well-known for his vociferous disdain for anything he believes is bad.
He does all his writing on a manual Olympia typewriter, and has a substantial distaste for personal computers and most of the internet. A typewriter is a mechanical or Electromechanical device with a set of "keys" that when pressed cause characters to be printed on a medium A personal computer ( PC) is any Computer whose original sales price size and capabilities make it useful for individuals and which is intended to be operated
For two years, beginning in 1986, Ellison took over as host of the Friday-night radio program, Hour 25, on Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM, Los Angeles, after the death of Mike Hodel, the show's founder and original host. Hour 25 was a Radio program focusing on Science fiction, Fantasy, and Science. Pacifica Radio is a network of five independently operated non-commercial listener-supported Radio stations in the United States that is known for its progressive KPFK (907 FM) is a Radio station in Los Angeles California, United States, which serves the Greater Los Angeles Area, and streams Ellison had been a frequent and favorite guest on the long-running program. In one episode, he brought in his typewriter and proceeded to write a new short story live on the air (he titled the story "Hitler Painted Roses"). Hour 25 was a Radio program focusing on Science fiction, Fantasy, and Science. Hour 25 also served as the inspiration for his story, "The Hour That Stretches".
Ellison's 1992 novelette "The Man Who Rowed Christopher Columbus Ashore" was selected for inclusion in the 1993 edition of The Best American Short Stories. Christopher Columbus (1451 &ndash May 20 1506 was an Italian Navigator, colonizer
Ellison was hired as a writer for Walt Disney Studios, but was fired on his first day after being overheard by Roy O. Disney in the studio commissary joking about making a pornographic animated film featuring Disney characters. Roy Oliver Disney ( June 24, 1893 &ndash December 20, 1971) was with his younger brother Walt Disney, co-founder of what is now Pornography or porn is the explicit depiction of Sexual subject matter with the sole intention of sexually exciting the viewer The bouncing ball animation (below consists of these 6 frames He recounted this incident in his book Stalking the Nightmare, as part 3 of an essay titled "The 3 Most Important Things in Life".
Ellison has provided vocal narration to numerous audiobooks, both of his own writing and others. Ellison has helped narrate books by authors such as Orson Scott Card, Arthur C. Clarke, Jack Williamson and Terry Pratchett. Orson Scott Card (born August 24, 1951) is a bestselling American Author, Critic, political writer and speaker. Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE (16 December 1917–19 March 2008 was a British Science fiction Author, Inventor, and John Stewart Williamson ( April 29, 1908 – November 10, 2006) who wrote as Jack Williamson (and occasionally under the Pseudonym Terence David John Pratchett, OBE (born 28 April 1948 is an English fantasy, Science fiction, and children's author.
Ellison lives in Los Angeles, California with Susan, his fifth wife. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West In 1994, he suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized for quadruple coronary artery bypass surgery. Myocardial infarction ( MI or AMI for acute myocardial infarction) also known as a heart attack, occurs when the blood supply Coronary artery bypass surgery, also coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and colloquially heart bypass or bypass surgery is a surgical procedure
In 2006, Harlan Ellison received the title of SFWA Grand Master from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Science Fiction Writers of America, or SFWA (ˈsɪfwə or /ˈsɛfwə/ was founded in 1965 by Damon Knight. The Board of Directors and past Presidents of SFWA inducted Ellison as the newest Grand Master at the Nebula Awards Weekend in May of that year.
Ellison has a reputation for being abrasive and argumentative.  He has generally agreed with this assessment, and a dust jacket from one of Ellison's own books includes a passage that described him as "possibly the most contentious person on Earth". The dust jacket (sometimes dust wrapper or dust cover) of a book is the outer cover which is often detachable and often illustrated Ellison is also well known for being fiercely litigious and his numerous grievance filings and lawsuit attempts have been characterized as both justifiable and possibly frivolous. These traits have attracted some controversy, especially among science fiction and fantasy fans. Fantasy is a Genre that uses magic and other Supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting His friend Isaac Asimov noted that, "Harlan uses his gifts for colorful and variegated invective on those who irritate him — intrusive fans, obdurate editors, callous publishers, offensive strangers. Isaac Asimov (c January 2 1920 &ndash April 6 1992 ˈaɪzək ˈæzɪmʌv originally Исаак Озимов but now transcribed into Russian as, was a Russian "
His outspoken reputation earned him frequent appearances as a panelist on Politically Incorrect, and a regular spot on the fledgling Sci-Fi Channel where he was given an opportunity to express his views on whatever he chose to talk about. Politically Incorrect was a late-night half-hour political Talk show hosted by Bill Maher that ran from 1993 to 2002 Ellison's segments, of which some transcripts are available, were broadcast from 1994 to 1997. Some found this ironic, as Ellison has derided the term "sci-fi" as a "hideous neologism" that "sounds like crickets fucking. " (Forrest J. Ackerman, who coined the term, responded by producing buttons bearing the slogan, "I love the sound of crickets making love. Forrest J Ackerman (born November 24, 1916) is an American collector of Science fiction books and movie memorabilia and a science fiction ")
Ellison has on occasion used the pseudonym Cordwainer Bird to alert members of the public to situations in which he feels his creative contribution to a project has been mangled beyond repair by others, typically Hollywood producers or studios. (See, e. g. , Alan Smithee. For the 1997 film see An Alan Smithee Film Burn Hollywood Burn, Alan Smithee (or the alternate spellings Allen Smithee Alan Smythee ) The first such work to which he signed the name was "The Price of Doom," an episode of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (though it was misspelled as Cord Wainer Bird in the credits). Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea was a 1960s American Science Fiction Television series based on the 1961 film of the same name. The "Cordwainer Bird" moniker is a tribute to fellow SF writer Paul M. A. Linebarger, better known by his pen name, Cordwainer Smith. A pen name, nom de plume, or literary double, is a Pseudonym adopted by an Author or their publishers to conceal their identity Cordwainer Smith — pronounced CORDwainer — was the Pseudonym used by American Author Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger ( July The origin of the word "cordwainer" is shoemaker (from working with cordovan leather for shoes). A cordwainer (or cordovan) is somebody who makes Shoes and other articles from fine soft Leather. Shell cordovan (or cordovan) is a type of Leather commonly used in Shoemaking. Leather is a material created through the Tanning of hides and Skins of Animals primarily Cattlehide The Tanning process The term used by Linebarger was meant to imply the industriousness of the pulp author. Pulp magazines (or pulp fiction; often referred to as "the pulps" were inexpensive Fiction magazines Ellison has said, in interviews and in his writing, that his version of the pseudonym was meant to mean "a shoemaker for birds". Since he has used the pseudonym mainly for works he wants to distance himself from, it may be understood to mean that "this work is for the birds". Stephen King once said he thought that it meant that Ellison was giving people who mangled his work a literary version of "the bird" (given credence by Ellison himself in his own essay titled "Somehow, I Don't Think We're in Kansas, Toto", describing his experience with the Starlost television series). Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American Author, Screenwriter, Musician, Columnist, In Western cultures, the finger (as in giving someone the finger) is a well-known Obscene Hand gesture made by extending the middle finger of The Starlost was a Canadian -produced Science fiction television series devised by writer Harlan Ellison and broadcast in 1973 on CTV
After James Cameron in an interview  about his movie The Terminator mentioned that he had been inspired by two episodes ("Soldier"  and "Demon with a Glass Hand")  of the 1960s Television series The Outer Limits — both written by Ellison — Ellison successfully sued Cameron. James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is an Academy Award -winning Canadian - American director The Terminator is a 1984 science fiction / Action film directed and co-written by James Cameron. " Soldier " is an episode of the original The Outer Limits television show " Demon with a Glass Hand " is a widely referenced episode of The Outer Limits television series the second to be based on a script by Harlan Ellison For the album by Progressive Metal band Voivod see The Outer Limits (album. Ellison settled out of court and the film's end credits now include the simple statement: "Acknowledgment to the works of Harlan Ellison. Closing credits, inside a Motion picture or Television program come at the end of a movie or show and list all the cast and crew involved in the production " The physical landscape of "Soldier" is directly plagiarized in "The Terminator" as is the basic story. "Demon With A Glass Hand" is also very representative of "The Terminator. " These similarities include: (as stated) the futures's physical landscape, the "Soldier" from the future who ultimately protects a family and a Soldier who chases him through time. In "Soldier" cats direct troop movements. In "The Terminator" dogs protect humans. 
The screenplay for his projected television series The Starlost was also given a Writers Guild Award, though the actual series, produced in 1972-73, was so altered by the producers that Ellison had his name removed from the credits and replaced with the pseudonym "Cordwainer Bird" (see above). The Starlost was a Canadian -produced Science fiction television series devised by writer Harlan Ellison and broadcast in 1973 on CTV Ellison was the first author to win the Writers Guild Award three times.
Ellison has been vocal for many years in his criticism of how Star Trek creator and producer Gene Roddenberry (and others) rewrote much of his original script for the episode "The City on the Edge of Forever". Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry (August 19 1921 &ndash October 24 1991 was an American Screenwriter and producer. " The City on the Edge of Forever " is the penultimate episode of the first season of Star Trek. Ellison's original work included a subplot involving drug dealing aboard the Enterprise and other elements that Roddenberry rejected for various reasons. The illegal drug trade or drug trafficking is a global Black market consisting of the cultivation manufacture distribution and sale of illegal Drugs The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701 is a Starship in Star Trek, which chronicles the vessel's mission "to explore strange new worlds to Despite the award-winning, classic status of the episode (on which Ellison retained credit rather than using his "Cordwainer Bird" nom-de-plume), Ellison continued to be critical of how his work was treated by Roddenberry, decades after the fact. Ellison's original script was eventually reprinted in the 1976 collection Six Science Fiction Plays, edited by Roger Elwood. Roger Elwood ( January 13, 1943 - February 2, 2007) was an American Science fiction writer and editor perhaps best known In 1995, White Wolf Publishing released Harlan Ellison's The City on the Edge of Forever, a book that included the original script, several story treatments, and an extensive introductory essay by Ellison explaining his position regarding the situation which resulted in what he called a "fatally inept treatment" of his work. Both the filmed episode and the original script won prestigious awards, the episode winning the 1968 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and the script winning a Writers Guild of America Award. Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Hugo Awards are given every year for the best Science fiction or Fantasy works and achievements of the previous year The Hugo Awards are given annually by members of the World Science Fiction Convention for the best science fiction or fantasy works The Writers Guild of America Award for outstanding achievements in Film, Television, and Radio has been presented annually by the Writers Guild of
The Last Dangerous Visions, the third volume of the anthology series, has become something of a legend in science fiction as the genre's most famous unpublished book. The Last Dangerous Visions was planned to be a sequel to the Science fiction Short story anthologies Dangerous Visions It was originally announced for publication in 1973, but other work demanded Ellison's attention and the anthology has not seen print to date. He has come under criticism for his treatment of some writers who submitted their stories to him, of which some estimate to be nearly 150 (many of the authors have died in the subsequent three-and-a-half decades since the anthology was first announced). In 1993 Ellison threatened to sue New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA) for publishing "Himself in Anachron", a short story written by Cordwainer Smith and sold to Ellison for the book by his widow, but later reached an amicable settlement. The New England Science Fiction Association, or NESFA, is a Science fiction club centered in the New England area Cordwainer Smith — pronounced CORDwainer — was the Pseudonym used by American Author Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger ( July 
British science fiction author Christopher Priest critiqued Ellison's editorial practices in an article entitled "The Book on the Edge of Forever", later expanded into a book. Christopher Priest (born July 14, 1943 in Cheadle, near Stockport, Greater Manchester) is an English novelist whose notable works Priest documented a half-dozen instances in which Ellison promised TLDV would appear within a year of the statement, but did not fulfill those promises. Priest claims he submitted a story at Ellison's request which Ellison retained for several months until Priest himself withdrew the story and demanded that Ellison return the manuscript.  Ellison has a record of fulfilling obligations in other instances (though sometimes, as with Harlan Ellison's Hornbook for Mirage Press, several decades after the contract was signed), including to writers whose stories he solicited, and has expressed outrage at other editors who have acted unprofessionally. The Harlan Ellison Hornbook (ISBN 978-0892962396 is a 1990 compilation of columns written by Harlan Ellison for several counterculture newspapers in Jack Laurence Chalker ( December 17, 1944 – February 11, 2005) was an American Science fiction author.
Shortly after the release of Star Wars (1977), Ben Roberts contacted Ellison to develop a script based on Isaac Asimov's "I, Robot" short story collection for Warner Brothers studio. Ben Roberts may refer to Ben Roberts (actor (born 1950 British actor ( The Bill) Ben Roberts (footballer (born 1975 Isaac Asimov (c January 2 1920 &ndash April 6 1992 ˈaɪzək ˈæzɪmʌv originally Исаак Озимов but now transcribed into Russian as, was a Russian I Robot is a collection of nine Science fiction Short stories by Isaac Asimov, first published by Gnome Press in 1950 in an Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and In a meeting with the head of the Warner film studio, Bob Shapiro, Ellison concluded that Shapiro was commenting on the script without having read it, and accused him of having the "intellectual capacity of an artichoke". Shortly afterward, Ellison was dropped from the project. Progress on the film came to a dead end, as the executive refused to let Ellison become involved again with the project, but subsequent scripts were less satisfactory to potential directors. After a change in studio heads, Warner Brothers studio agreed to allow Ellison's script to be published as a serial in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and in book form. Asimov's Science Fiction (ISSN 1065-2698 is an American Science fiction magazine which publishes Science fiction and Fantasy and  The 2004 film was conceived and produced with no connection to the Ellison script. I Robot is a Science fiction film set in a world where humans and Humanoid robots interact ( Chicago in the year 2035)
In the 1980s, there was a widely-publicized incident in which Ellison assaulted author and critic Charles Platt at the Nebula Awards banquet. Charles Platt (born in London England 1945 is the author of 41 fiction and nonfiction books including science-fiction novels such as The Silicon Man and  Platt did not pursue legal action against Ellison, and the two men signed a "non-aggression pact" later, promising never to discuss the incident again nor to have any contact with one another. In the following years, according to Platt, Ellison has often publicly boasted about the incident. 
In 1985, Ellison was interviewed for Starlog magazine's 100th issue (spotlighting who they felt were the 100 Most Important People in Science Fiction) and infamously called the popular movie Back to the Future a "piece of shit," which garnered an unprecedented amount of negative fan mail for the magazine. Starlog is a monthly Science-fiction film Magazine published by Starlog Group Inc Back to the Future is a 1985 science fiction Comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and produced by Steven Spielberg. See Fanmail (album for the 1999 TLC album Fan mail is Mail sent to a public figure especially a (He has since changed his mind about the film, having enjoyed the sequels very much. ).
Ellison again came into the public eye with his April 24, 2000 lawsuit against Stephen Robertson for posting four of his stories to the newsgroup "alt. Events 1479 BC - Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. A newsgroup is a Repository usually within the Usenet system for messages posted from many users in different locations binaries. e-book" without authorization. Included as defendants in the lawsuit were AOL and RemarQ, internet service providers whose only involvement was running Usenet servers carrying the group in question, who Ellison claimed had failed to stop the alleged copyright infringement in accordance with the "Notice and Takedown Procedure" outlined in the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act. An Internet service provider ( ISP, also called Internet access provider or IAP) is a company which primarily offers their customers access to the Internet The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA is a United States Copyright Law which implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Robertson and RemarQ settled the lawsuit with Ellison, though he pressed on with his suit against AOL. The AOL suit was settled in June 2004 under conditions that were not made public.
On September 20, 2006, Ellison filed a defamation suit against Fantagraphics, a comic book publisher, claiming they had defamed him in their book Comics As Art (We told you so). Events 451 - The Battle of Chalons takes place in North Eastern France. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Fantagraphics Books is an American publisher of Alternative comics, classic Comic strip anthologies Magazines Graphic novels
This book, an account of the history of Fantagraphics, discussed an event in 1980 where Ellison gave an interview with Fantagraphics. In this interview, in his typical no-holds-barred fashion, Ellison referred to comic book writer Michael Fleisher, calling him "bugfuck" and "derango". A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative Michael "Mike" Fleisher (born November 1 is an American Comic book writer Fleisher sued Ellison and Fantagraphics for libel, but lost the lawsuit on December 9, 1986. Events 536 - Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) 
Ellison, after reading unpublished drafts of the book on Fantagraphics's website, believed that he had been defamed by several anecdotes related to this incident. He filed suit in the Superior Court for the State of California, in Santa Monica. In Common law systems a superior court is a Court of general Competence which typically has unlimited Jurisdiction with regard to civil and California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Fantagraphics attempted to have the lawsuit dismissed. In their motion to dismiss, Fantagraphics argued that the statements were both their personal opinions and generally believed to be true anecdotes. A legal motion is a procedural device in Law to bring a limited contested matter before a Court for decision
On February 12, 2007, the presiding judge in the lawsuit ruled against Fantagraphics' anti-SLAPP motion for dismissal of the case. Events 1429 - English Forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orleans from attack by the Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. A judge, or justice, is an Official who presides over a Court of law A Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (" SLAPP " is a Lawsuit or a threat of lawsuit that is intended to intimidate and silence critics by burdening  On June 29, 2007, Ellison posted on his web site that the litigation had been resolved pending Fantagraphics' removal of all references to the case from their website. Events 512 - A Solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  No money or apologies changed hands in the settlement. The details of the settlement were posted on August 17, 2007. Events 986 - A Byzantine army was destroyed in the pass of Trajan's Gate by the Bulgarians under the Comitopuli Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
On August 26, 2006, during the 64th World Science Fiction Convention, Ellison grabbed Connie Willis' breast while on stage at the Hugo Awards ceremony. Events 1071 - Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Army at Manzikert. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The 64th World Science Fiction Convention ( Worldcon) styled L Constance Elaine Trimmer Willis (born 31 December 1945) is an American Science fiction writer The Hugo Awards are given every year for the best Science fiction or Fantasy works and achievements of the previous year  Ellen Datlow described this as "a schtick of Harlan acting like a baby". Ellen Datlow (born December 31, 1949) is an American Speculative fiction editor and anthologist  Patrick Nielsen Hayden described this as "pathetic and nasty and sad and most of us didn't want to watch it". Patrick James Nielsen Hayden (born Patrick James Hayden January 2, 1959 in Lansing Michigan) often abbreviated as PNH, is an American 
Ellison did not respond until three days later when he wrote on his message board, "I was unaware of any problem proceeding from my intendedly-childlike grabbing of Connie Willis's left breast, as she was exhorting me to behave. An, or message board, is a Bulletin board system in the form of a discussion site " He also posted that "I'm glad, at last, to have transcended your expectations. I stand naked and defenseless before your absolutely correct chiding. " By August 31 his contrition seemed to be waning, as he posted: "Would you be slightly less self-righteous and chiding if I told you there was NO grab…there was NO grope…there was NO fondle. . . there was the slightest touch. A shtick, a gag between friends, absolutely NO sexual content. How about it, Mark: after playing straight man to Connie's very frequently demeaning public jackanapery toward me — including treating me with considerable disrespect at the Grand Master Awards Weekend, where she put a chair down in front of her lectern as Master of Ceremonies, and made me sit there like a naughty child throughout her long 'roast' of my life and career — for more than 25 years, without once complaining, whaddaya think, Mark, am I even a leetle bit entitled to think that Connie likes to play, and geez ain't it sad that as long as SHE sets the rules for play, and I'm the village idiot, she's cool … but gawd forbid I change the rules and play MY way for a change …", and complained that Willis had not called him to discuss the matter. 
Note: the White Wolf Edgeworks Series was originally scheduled to consist of 31 titles reprinted over the course of 20 omnibus volumes. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Terence William (Terry Dowling ( 21 March 1947, Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian writer freelance journalist award-winning Richard Delap (1942-1987 was a US Science fiction writer editor and reviewer For the deceased basketball player see Ricky Berry. For the star basketball player of the 1970s see Rick Barry. Although an ISBN was created for Edgeworks. 5 (1998), which was to contain both Glass Teat books, this title never appeared. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) The series is noted for its numerous typographical errors. 
See also The Starlost #1: Phoenix without Ashes (1975), the novelization by Edward Bryant of the teleplay for the pilot episode of The Starlost, which includes a lengthy afterword by Ellison describing what happened during production of the series. The Young Lawyers was a television drama that was aired in the United States by the ABC network as part of its 1970-71 lineup The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (later Fantasy & Science Fiction and usually referred to as just F&SF) is a digest-size Harlan Ellison's Watching (ISBN 0-88733-067-3 is a 1989 compilation of 25 years worth of essays and film reviews written by Harlan Ellison for Cinema Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) The Starlost was a Canadian -produced Science fiction television series devised by writer Harlan Ellison and broadcast in 1973 on CTV Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Edward Winslow Bryant Jr (born August 27, 1945) is a Science fiction and horror Writer sometimes associated with the Dangerous The Starlost was a Canadian -produced Science fiction television series devised by writer Harlan Ellison and broadcast in 1973 on CTV
NOTES: Objects. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Michael Chabon (pron SHAY-bon (born May 24 1963 is an American author and "one of the most celebrated writers of his generation" according to the The Virginia "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. . . was later included in the 2001 revised and expanded edition of The Essential Ellison. From A to Z. . . was later scheduled to be included in Deathbird Stories: 25th Anniversary Edition. This edition never appeared. The Toad Prince,. . . is a novelette which, according to the author's afterword, was originally written in the early-90s. Incognita, Inc. was commissioned the previous year by Hemispheres, the inflight magazine of United Airlines. United Air Lines Inc, trading as United Airlines ( is a major airline of the United States. It was also reprinted in 2001 in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourteenth Annual Collection edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling and most recently in 2007 in Summer Chills edited by Stephen Jones. Ellen Datlow (born December 31, 1949) is an American Speculative fiction editor and anthologist Stephen Jones may refer to Stephen Jones (musician (born 1951 Australian electronic musician and video artist Stephen Jones (Baby Bird Never Send to Know. . . is a heavily revised, expanded and retitled version of an Ellison story originally published in 1956. It was also included in the 2001 reprint collection Troublemakers. Goodbye to All That was originally written in the mid-90s for the Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor comic series, but was not included at the time due to the series ceasing publication. It was finally incorporated into the series in March 2007 as part of Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor: Volume Two. Loose Cannon is a 200 word piece of flash fiction accompanied by an 800 word introduction by Neil Gaiman as part of the magazine's series of 1,000 words inspired by a painting. Flash fiction is Fiction characterized by its extreme brevity Neil Richard Gaiman (ˈgeɪmən (born November 10, 1960) is an English author of Science fiction and Fantasy short stories and Luck be a Lady Tonight is an article in which Ellison sets down the challenge of adapting an idea of his into a short story; an idea which Ellison himself was unable over the years to turn into a work of fiction. Three writers were ultimately commissioned by the magazine's editor and their stories appeared in the same issue alongside Ellison's essay of proposal. 
Several stories have been adapted and collected into comic book stories for Dark Horse Comics. Dark Horse Comics is one of the largest independent American Comic book publishers behind dominant publishers Marvel Comics and DC Comics They can be found in two volumes. For each issue of the comic there was a new original story based on the cover.
On the May 30, 2008 broadcast of the PRI radio program Studio 360, Ellison announced that he had signed with a "major publisher" to produce his memoirs. I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream is a computer Adventure game based upon Harlan Ellison’s Short story of the same name First released in 1983 as an extremely limited edition vinyl album On The Road With Ellison Volume 1 was reissued on CD in 2001 by Deep Shag Records. Deep Shag Records is an Atlanta, Georgia Reissue Record label started in 1999. Released in 2004 by Deep Shag Records, On The Road With Ellison Volume 2 is a collection of humorous and thought provoking moments from the vaults of Harlan Ellison. Deep Shag Records is an Atlanta, Georgia Reissue Record label started in 1999. Released in 2007 by Deep Shag Records, On The Road With Ellison Volume 3 is a collection of humorous and thought provoking moments from the vaults of Harlan Ellison Deep Shag Records is an Atlanta, Georgia Reissue Record label started in 1999. Public Radio International ( PRI) is a Minneapolis -based American Public radio organization with locations in Boston, New York Studio 360 is an American weekly public radio program about media, The arts and Culture hosted by Novelist Kurt Andersen The tentative title is Working Without A Net.
On Thursday, 19 April 2007, Dreams with Sharp Teeth, a new film by the producers of Werner Herzog’s “Grizzly Man,” received its first public screening at the Writers Guild Theatre in Los Angeles. Events 1012 - Martyrdom of Alphege in Greenwich London. 1529 - At the Second Diet of Speyer Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Werner Herzog (born Werner H Stipetić; September 5 1942 is a German Film director, Screenwriter, actor and Opera director Grizzly Man is a 2005 Documentary film by German director Werner Herzog. 
In 1981, then-24-year-old producer Erik Nelson began shooting footage of Ellison while the author was at work on his typewriter. The footage was meant for a PBS segment set to air in March of that year. The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the Ellison allowed Nelson to repeatedly film and interview him over subsequent years, stating that he thought Nelson to be "a fan working on a student project", and has stated that he never suspected that the film would amount to a serious production on such a professional level.
The result of those sessions, and subsequent sessions spanning decades from the original, have been culled and edited, with additions from contemporaries of Ellison into what has become a documentary following a rough arc of Ellison’s life and activities.
The film's screenings have been met with critical acclaim by contemporaries of llison and Nelson, and the production company is currently searching for distribution to bring it to a larger audience.
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He has won the Hugo Award eight and a half times; the Nebula Award three times; the Bram Stoker Award, presented by the Horror Writers Association, five times (including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996); the Edgar Award of the Mystery Writers of America twice; the Georges Méliès fantasy film award twice; and was awarded the Silver Pen for Journalism by International PEN, the international writers' union. He was presented with the first Living Legend Award by the International Horror Guild at the 1995 World Horror Convention. He is also the only author in Hollywood ever to win the Writers Guild of America Award for Most Outstanding Teleplay (solo work) four times, most recently for "Paladin of the Lost Hour" in 1987. In March 1998, the National Women's Committee of Brandeis University honored him with their 1998 Words, Wit, Wisdom award. In 1990, Ellison was honored by International PEN for continuing commitment to artistic freedom and the battle against censorship. Some of the specific occasions are listed below.
The Bradbury Award was given by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2000 to Harlan Ellison and Yuri Rasovsky for the radio series 2000X. Science Fiction Writers of America, or SFWA (ˈsɪfwə or /ˈsɛfwə/ was founded in 1965 by Damon Knight. Yuri Rasovsky (1944-) is an award-winning writer and producer working in the field of Audio theatre (aka Radio drama) in the United States. 2000X is a dramatic Anthology series released by NPR and produced by the Hollywood Theater of the Ear
Ellison is such a distinctive personality that many other science-fiction authors have inserted characters into their works who are thinly-disguised parodies of Ellison the man; some of these parodies are good-natured, while others are hostile. Jeffty Is Five is a Fantasy short story written by Harlan Ellison. Paladin of the Lost Hour is a novelette and the second segment of the seventh episode from the Television series The New Twilight Zone, The Locus Awards were established in 1971 and are presented to winners of Locus Magazine 's annual readers' poll Again Dangerous Visions is the sequel to the Science fiction Short story Anthology Dangerous Visions, first published The Deathbird is a well-known Novelette by Harlan Ellison. It won the 1974 Hugo and Locus Poll awards for best novelette " Croatoan " is a Short story by Harlan Ellison, published in 1975 in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and anthologized Jeffty Is Five is a Fantasy short story written by Harlan Ellison. Angry Candy is a 1988 collection of Short stories by Harlan Ellison that is loosely organized around the theme of death Slippage is a collection of short stories by author Harlan Ellison. The Nebula Award is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA for the best Science fiction / Fantasy fiction "' Repent Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman " is a Short story by Speculative fiction writer Harlan Ellison. A Boy and His Dog is a short story by Harlan Ellison which was also the basis of a 1974 post-apocalyptic Science fiction film of the same Jeffty Is Five is a Fantasy short story written by Harlan Ellison. Tempe (tɛmpiː Oidbaḍ in Pima) is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA, with a 2007 population of 174091 Events 1527 - Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. William Francis Nolan (born March 6, 1928) is an American Author, who writes mostly in the Science fiction, Fantasy and
One of the more benevolent parodies of Ellison is the main character in a mystery novel by an author who is better known for science fiction: Murder at the A.B.A. by Isaac Asimov (The title refers to the annual convention of the American Booksellers Association). Murder at the ABA ( 1976) is a Mystery novel by Isaac Asimov, following the adventures of a writer and amateur detective named Darius Just Isaac Asimov (c January 2 1920 &ndash April 6 1992 ˈaɪzək ˈæzɪmʌv originally Исаак Озимов but now transcribed into Russian as, was a Russian The American Booksellers Association (ABA is a non-profit industryassociation founded in 1900 that promotes Independent bookstores The novel's main character and narrator is an author named "Darius Just", who finds himself serving as an amateur sleuth to solve the murder of a fellow author at the convention. The Protagonist or main character is the central figure of a story. Asimov intended the name "Darius Just" as a pun on "Dry As Dust", and the protagonist is a slightly exaggerated pastiche of Ellison himself. Ellison has objected to the depiction: Darius Just is only five feet (1. 52 m) tall, whereas Ellison is four inches (10 cm) taller at about 5 ft 4 in (1. 63 m). Just reappears in the Black Widowers mystery short story "The Woman in the Bar", which is unrelated to the novel, and after Asimov's death in the pastiche "The Last Story" by Charles Ardai. The Black Widowers is a fictional men-only dining club created by Isaac Asimov for a series of mystery stories he wrote starting in 1971 The word pastiche describes a literary or other artistic Genre. Charles Ardai (born 1969 is an Entrepreneur, Writer, and editor.
Ben Bova's comic-SF novel The Starcrossed was inspired by Ellison's and Bova's experience on the Canada-produced miniseries The Starlost. Benjamin William Bova (born November 8, 1932) is an American Science fiction author and editor The Starlost was a Canadian -produced Science fiction television series devised by writer Harlan Ellison and broadcast in 1973 on CTV In Bova's novel, a 3D television projection system has been developed, and a new show is produced to encourage people to buy the new sets. The producers hire a famous writer named Ron Gabriel to write the show; the character is a thinly disguised Ellison. Although Bova is a friend of Ellison's, and his portrayal of Gabriel is admiring and sympathetic, the novel is broad comedy, and should not be read as a true roman a clef. A roman à clef or roman à clé (French for "novel with a key" is a Novel describing real life behind a façade of Fiction Ellison has given his own non-fiction account of his Starlost experience in a lengthy essay titled "Somehow, I Don't Think We're in Kansas, Toto".
Ellison was paid a bizarre homage by writer Mike Friedrich and artist Dick Dillin in the May 1971 issue of the comic book Justice League of America. Mike Friedrich (born March 27, 1949) is an American Comic book Writer and Publisher best known for his work at Marvel Richard Allen "Dick" Dillin ( December 17, 1929, Watertown New York, United States – March 1, 1980) was The Justice League sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short is a Fictional DC Comics superhero team. In a hallucinatory story called "The Most Dangerous Dreams of All," the literary efforts of a flashy, insecure writer named Harlequin Ellis somehow become reality for the members of the JLA.
In the Ron Goulart novel Galaxy Jane, a birdman character by the name of Harlan Grzyb (author of I Have No Perch But I Must Sing and editor of Dangerous Birdcages) rages about the terrible things others have done to his script for the film Galaxy Jane. Ron Goulart (born January 13, 1933) is an American Pop-culture historian and mystery, Fantasy, and Science fiction
In The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller featured Ellison by name as a television talking head. Batman The Dark Knight Returns, originally published under the title Batman The Dark Knight, is a Batman comic book mini-series Frank Miller (born January 27, 1957) is an American Writer, Artist and Film director best known for his dark His only dialog is elliptical, prophesying a world where "[we'll] be eating our own babies for breakfast. " Ellison and Miller are friends, the latter drawing the cover and writing the introduction for the stand-alone publication of Mefisto in Onyx.
In a somewhat less sympathetic vein, Ellison serves as a partial basis for a composite character in Sharyn McCrumb's Bimbos of the Death Sun. Sharyn McCrumb (born Sharyn Elaine Arwood February 26 1948 Wilmington North Carolina) is an American writer whose books celebrate the history and folklore of Bimbos of the Death Sun is a 1988 mystery novel by Sharyn McCrumb. The novel is a satirical look at Science Fiction and Fantasy fandom and Conventions. Fandom (from the noun fan and the affix -dom, as in kingdom, dukedom, etc
David Gerrold, in his 1980 Star Trek novel The Galactic Whirlpool, makes mention of "Ellison's Star," a particularly unpredictable and "angry" White Dwarf star. David Gerrold, born Jerrold David Friedman ( January 24, 1944) in Chicago Illinois, is a Science fiction author who started his career A white dwarf, also called a degenerate dwarf, is a small Star composed mostly of Electron-degenerate matter.
In an episode of the animated television show Freakazoid! entitled "And Fanboy is His Name," Freakazoid offers Fanboy "his very own Harlan Ellison" (as a slow, slightly dischordant version of For He's A Jolly Good Fellow plays on the soundtrack) in an attempt to convince Fanboy to stop following him. Freakazoid! is an American Animated television series, produced by Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros " For He's A Jolly Good Fellow " is a British and American Song which is sung to congratulate a person on a significant event such as a Retirement
In the 1970s, students at the University of Michigan produced a narrated slide show called "The City on the Edge of Whatever," which was a spoof of "The City on the Edge of Forever. The University of Michigan Ann Arbor ( U of M, U-M, UM or simply Michigan) is a top-ranked Coeducational public research " Occasionally screened at Star Trek conventions, it featured an irate writer named "Arlan Hellison" who screamed at his producers, "Art defilers! Script assassins!"
Yet another Ellison-character appears throughout a 1971 novel by David Gerrold and Larry Niven, The Flying Sorcerers. David Gerrold, born Jerrold David Friedman ( January 24, 1944) in Chicago Illinois, is a Science fiction author who started his career Laurence van Cott Niven (born April 30, 1938 Los Angeles California) is a US Science fiction author. The pantheon of gods in this delightful and zany story are all named after various SF writers. Ellison becomes Elcin, "The small, but mighty god of thunder" who will "Rain lightning down upon the heads" of those who "deny the power of the gods".
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|NAME||Ellison, Harlan Jay|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Bird, Cordwainer; Nosille, Nalrah|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||American science fiction author, screenwriter, noted futurist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 27, 1934|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Cleveland, Ohio|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|