#1 2018-06-28 18:13:06

One of the great story tellers has passed on:

Harlan Ellison - Dead at 84

https://s8.postimg.cc/cqtt8981x/gettyimages-453124338-h_2017.jpg

I saw him speak and read one of his stories (tick tock, tick tock) at University of Arizona in the mid-seventies. The feminists were out in force (these were the radicalized raised fist feminists, whose ideas included things like castrating all males at birth) protesting his story "A Boy And His Dog". But he gave it back as good as he received it, and pretty much all I remember is the fury with which he went after the feminists. He was rude, and crude and raw, but boy could he spin a yarn.

The idea for the wildly successful Terminator films came from one of Ellison's short stories,

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ … 84-1062923

Last edited by Smudge (2018-06-28 18:16:34)

Offline

 

#2 2018-06-28 18:51:50

https://high-street.org/sidepic/minifuckinggoofy.png

Online

 

#3 2018-06-29 11:49:21

Smudge wrote:

One of the great story tellers has passed on:

Harlan Ellison - Dead at 84

https://s8.postimg.cc/cqtt8981x/gettyim … h_2017.jpg

I saw him speak and read one of his stories (tick tock, tick tock) at University of Arizona in the mid-seventies. The feminists were out in force (these were the radicalized raised fist feminists, whose ideas included things like castrating all males at birth) protesting his story "A Boy And His Dog". But he gave it back as good as he received it, and pretty much all I remember is the fury with which he went after the feminists. He was rude, and crude and raw, but boy could he spin a yarn.

The idea for the wildly successful Terminator films came from one of Ellison's short stories,

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ … 84-1062923

Cleveland's own.  I've read everything he's written that I could get my hands on. While his Science Fiction is superb, I've always been partial to his grouchy old white guy stories like those in The Glass Teat.

Offline

 

#4 2018-07-02 09:56:17

Had a long car trip with my daughter last week, downloaded and played I Have No Mouth (narrated by Harlan) and blew her mind a little. Now she is making her friends read it. I could think of no more fitting tribute than that.

Offline

 

#5 2018-07-02 11:25:52

GooberMcNutly wrote:

Had a long car trip with my daughter last week, downloaded and played I Have No Mouth (narrated by Harlan) and blew her mind a little. Now she is making her friends read it. I could think of no more fitting tribute than that.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ … MustScream

Offline

 

#6 2018-07-02 15:21:46

Mugwump wrote:

GooberMcNutly wrote:

Had a long car trip with my daughter last week, downloaded and played I Have No Mouth (narrated by Harlan) and blew her mind a little. Now she is making her friends read it. I could think of no more fitting tribute than that.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ … MustScream

I played that game back in the 90's.  It uses the SCUMM game interface that LucasArts (really Ron Gilbert) invented.

Offline

 

#7 2018-07-03 17:08:09

It's $1.49 on Steam right now. Already installed on the TV computer in the living room for us to start tomorrow.

Offline

 

#8 2018-07-03 17:23:25

Now I need to buy these books - someone one give me a starting point, I'll go all idiot on my own from there.

Offline

 

#9 2018-07-04 09:59:52

Emmeran wrote:

Now I need to buy these books - someone one give me a starting point, I'll go all idiot on my own from there.

The Essential Ellison is a good starting point.

Offline

 

#10 2018-07-05 10:59:47

There's a debate on this as there is on everything but these are largely considered his 10 best.

    The City on the Edge of Forever

    I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream

    Deathbird Stories

    Again, Dangerous Visions

    Strange Wine

    Shatterday

    Vic and Blood

    "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman

    Slippage

    The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World

Offline

 

#11 2018-07-05 13:46:04

Baywolfe wrote:

There's a debate on this as there is on everything but these are largely considered his 10 best.

    The City on the Edge of Forever

    I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream

    Deathbird Stories

    Again, Dangerous Visions

    Strange Wine

    Shatterday

    Vic and Blood

    "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman

    Slippage

    The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World

I'm quite sure that I'll end up with all of those.  Just another collection to read over and over along side of Murakami, King, Vonnegut, Wells, etc...

Offline

 

Board footer

high-street.org