Remembering A Master Of Sci-Fi
♦ Last night, it was announced that sci fi legend Harlan Ellison passed away in his sleep. Here’s a selection of tributes from a number of notable people on Twitter…
Feisty, furious, yet extraordinarily kind and generous; Harlan Ellison was one of a kind. He was family to us Maltins and our hearts go out to his incredible wife Susan. The world will be a duller place without him. #RIPHarlanEllison pic.twitter.com/EaSF1iEOmX
— Leonard Maltin (@leonardmaltin) June 28, 2018
Wishing a safe journey to much beloved Harlan Ellison. pic.twitter.com/t7ECKeI1Jh
— Chris Ryall (@chris_ryall) June 28, 2018
My heart is broken. Off to gather what few thoughts I can for awhile.
What an awful day.
Harlan Ellison is dead.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 28, 2018
My friend is gone. Without Harlan's words and his example, I would never have become a writer. He showed artists of all stripes how to protect the work and how to live with integrity and heart and fierce courage. The world is much smaller for his absence. https://t.co/8qrmKZpJkC
— J. Michael Straczynski (@straczynski) June 28, 2018
Harlan Ellison- terrific prose, razor-sharp intellect, pulp gut punches and invention when needed, terse poetics… an original. 2 lesser known achievements: A perfect little story "The Cheese Stands Alone" & the honor of being featured in Gay Talese's "Frank Sinatra has a Cold" pic.twitter.com/azJT3DVPEA
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) June 28, 2018
Harlan Ellison has died. And now the hat passes ‘round the WGA to see which of us will, until death, be obligated to stick it, endlessly, angrily, eloquently and without thanks or compensation, to the man.
— Christopher McQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) June 28, 2018
Harlan Ellison: There was no one quite like him in American letters, and never will be. Angry, funny, eloquent, hugely talented. If there's an afterlife, Harlan is already kicking ass and taking down names.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 28, 2018