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Harlan Ellison

Harlan Ellison: 1934-2018

We were saddened to hear of the passing of the legendary Harlan Ellison yesterday. Often controversial, always unequivocal and forever one of our finest writers, Harlan Ellison will be missed. During the course of an […]

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Gateway Essentials: Harlan Ellison

Harlan Ellison is a multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer and editor. He wrote the script for the hugely popular Star Trek episode, ‘The City on the Edge of Forever’, the Nebula Award-winning novella, […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: Limbo

To my mind, Bernard Wolfe remains one of the most remarkable, original writers of the twentieth century When no less a judge than Harlan Ellison – himself certainly one of the most remarkable, original writers […]

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Happy Birthday, Harlan Ellison!

Today is the birthday of one the greats of modern science fiction, Harlan Ellison: author, editor, screenwriter, legend. Although, as noted in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, ‘most of his large oeuvre is better described […]

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Dangerous Visions (No, Not Those Ones)

Over the weekend, Radio 4 started its Dangerous Visions season – a series of dramas exploring contemporary takes on future dystopias. Saturday 15th kicked off with ‘The Sleeper’ by Michael Symmons Roberts, while Sunday 16th […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Dangerous Visions

Dangerous Visions is widely regarded as being the most influential anthology of all time. It helped define the New Wave movement in the United States, and its contents page reads like a Who’s Who of […]

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HYPERION by Dan Simmons: Space Opera Deluxe

I`ve been reading space opera since I was practically able to read, and before I hit puberty I was already mainlining on stuff like Tom Swift, Doc Smith and Perry Rhodan. All the furniture of […]

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Dreams With Sharp Teeth: Edinburgh Filmhouse, June 27th

To the Edinburgh Filmhouse with my old partner-in-crime-n-rhyme, Senor Peregrine Urban, for to see the Harlan Ellison biogesque movie, Dreams With Sharp Teeth. I first discovered Ellison’s work back in 1985 (about the same time […]

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