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Harlan Ellison turns 80 today
« on: May 27, 2014, 03:33:50 PM »
The great writer Harlan Ellison turns 80 today.

Ellison has won eight Hugo Awards, a shared award for the screenplay of A Boy and his Dog  that he counts as "half an Hugo" and two special awards from annual  World SF Conventions; four Nebula Awards of the Science Fiction and  Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA); five Bram Stoker Awards of the Horror  Writers Association (HWA); two Edgar Awards of the Mystery Writers of  America; two World Fantasy Award from annual conventions; and two  Georges Méliès fantasy film awards.

-- Wikipedia

Ellison is known primarily to television viewers as the author of two episodes of The Outer Limits (original series) -- Demon with a Glass Hand, and Soldier. He is also the author of The City on the Edge of Forever episode of the original Star Trek series. The episode was heavily rewritten by others. He was also creative consultant for the 1980s version of The Twilight Zone, and Babylon 5  He is also known for threatening to sue the producers and distributor of The Terminator because he felt that the story was based on his Soldier episode. He received an out of court settlement. (video)

Ellison is known for his colorful personality, as evidenced by this video clip (PROFANITY ALERT!): Harlan Ellison -- Pay the Writer
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