Science fiction writer Harlan Ellison dies at 84

Harlan Ellison at the LA Press Club 19860712 (cropped portrait).jpgAuthor Harlan Ellison, best known for his science fiction work, including classic early Star Trek episodes, has died at the age of 84.

Family friend Christine Valada confirmed his death on behalf of his widow, Susan, tweeting: “Susan Ellison has asked me to announce the passing of writer Harlan Ellison, in his sleep, earlier today. ‘For a brief time I was here, and for a brief time, I mattered.’ — HE, 1934-2018.”

Ellison wrote more than 1,700 short stories, novellas, essays, and other works, including TV scripts for The Flying Nun, Route 66, The Outer Limits, and Star Trek.

Some of his best-known work includes the Star Trek episode “The City on the Edge of Forever“, A Boy and His Dog, “I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream“, and “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman“, and as editor and anthologist for Dangerous Visions (1967) and Again, Dangerous Visions(1972). Ellison won numerous awards, including multiple HugosNebulas, and Edgars.

Harlan Ellison died at his home in Los Angeles on the evening of June 27, 2018.

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