: R.I.P. Harlan Ellison

Jun 28th, 2018, 04:32 PM
Rest in Peace: Acclaimed Author Harlan Ellison Passes Away at 84 (https://www.dreadcentral.com/news/277578/rest-in-peace-acclaimed-author-harlan-ellison-passes-away-at-84/)


Very sad news as renowned award-winning author Harlan Ellison has reportedly passed away at the age of 84, according to multiple posts on Twitter. A cause of death has not yet been released as this is still developing.

Ellison was one of the most respected and venerated authors in the speculative fiction world. He was the recipient of eight Hugo Awards, four Nebula Awards of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, five Bram Stoker Awards of the Horror Writers Association, two Edgar Awards of the Mystery Writers of America, two World Fantasy Award from annual conventions, and two Georges Méliès fantasy film awards.

Horror fans may know him best for his short story I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, which tells the tale of a sadistic AI computer that keeps the last five remaining humans on Earth, four men and one woman), alive for its own sadistic glee. It was turned into a video game in 1995, which Ellison helped write the expanded storyline for. Furthermore, he was the voice of the evil computer “AM” in the game.

(DreadCentral (https://www.dreadcentral.com/news/277578/rest-in-peace-acclaimed-author-harlan-ellison-passes-away-at-84/))

See also: Harlan Ellison Dead: Legendary ‘Star Trek’, ‘A Boy And His Dog’ Sci-Fi Writer was 84 (https://deadline.com/2018/06/harlan-ellison-dies-sci-fi-writer-was-84-1202419133/)

Jun 28th, 2018, 05:18 PM
Ellison wrote some great episodes of the Outer Limits, still among my favourite of the original series.