Harlan Ellison on God

A fan of the site sent me this video, and I had to educate myself a little bit to find out exactly who Harlan Ellision is. Because he hates the Internet and still does all his writing on an old Olympia typewriter (the supposed Mercedes Benz of typewriters!), most of you are probably like me and have to admit almost complete ignorance about his life and works. Of course, after listening to his speech, I will be picking up a bunch of his short stories and novels to see what he’s all about. In the meantime, everyone should thank superfan Frasier for putting up this video!

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    I recommend reading his “A Boy and His Dog” for some nice post-apocalypse chills. If you’re into point-and-click adventures, try “I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream”, which is based on one of his other stories.

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    Ellison spoke at a sci-fi con I went to several years back. One of my favorite quotes: “I’m one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. But dick around with me and you’ll go to your grave with my teeth in your throat.”

    He’s very anti-stupid, and I respect that.

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    Wow. I had no idea who he was before today and now i love him. Thanks!!!

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