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Old June 28th 18, 22:19   #1
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R.I.P. Harlan Ellison

Another has gone beyond the rim. He passed away in his sleep.

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Old June 28th 18, 23:25   #2
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Re: R.I.P. Harlan Ellison

Sad now. The world is a far less interesting place now.

He was once kind to a friend of mine who was dealing with terminal illness, allowing me to auction off his time and space in order to help. I'll always love him for that.

Fair journey, Harlan.
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Old June 28th 18, 23:50   #3
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Re: R.I.P. Harlan Ellison

Just saw this elsewhere and had to come here to see if anyone had posted anything. Death sucks; it happens too damn much and to all the wrong people.
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Old June 29th 18, 02:43   #4
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Death sucks; it happens too damn much and to all the wrong people.
Yeah. Don't get me wrong I'd like to see 84, but I feel like that is still too soon, especially for such a talent.
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Old July 2nd 18, 05:07   #5
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That is sad news. He wrote clever stories, with a kind of poetic tone. More like Bradbury than Asimov, and that can be tricky to pull off with science fiction. I thought I read something about an adaptation of his "Repent, Harlequin..." recently, too.
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Old July 2nd 18, 11:32   #6
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I thought I read something about an adaptation of his "Repent, Harlequin..." recently, too.
JMS wrote an adaptation for it. Back in 2011 he posted:

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Since this has apparently leaked onto several film-oriented websites, I should probably confirm the information and preclude distortion: I have optioned, and adapted into screenplay form, Harlan Ellison's "Repent Harlequin, Said the Ticktockman." It's out to producers, studios and directors now. We hope to find a director who has always wanted to make this story into a movie. More as, if and when it develops.


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I should mention that Harlan has never allowed anyone else before to option or adapt Harlequin for the screen, and the draft has his personal seal of approval.


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I've been asked in email which sites had the information. The two main ones are trackingb.com and itsonthegrid.com. (The latter is the more accurate, at least it spells my name right.) So I figured better to get in front of it than let it sneak up behind me or get distorted.
Sadly, I don't think we heard of anything since then.
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Old July 2nd 18, 20:37   #7
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I thought I read something about an adaptation of his "Repent, Harlequin..." recently, too.
JMS wrote an adaptation for it. Back in 2011 he posted:

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Since this has apparently leaked onto several film-oriented websites, I should probably confirm the information and preclude distortion: I have optioned, and adapted into screenplay form, Harlan Ellison's "Repent Harlequin, Said the Ticktockman." It's out to producers, studios and directors now. We hope to find a director who has always wanted to make this story into a movie. More as, if and when it develops.


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I should mention that Harlan has never allowed anyone else before to option or adapt Harlequin for the screen, and the draft has his personal seal of approval.


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I've been asked in email which sites had the information. The two main ones are trackingb.com and itsonthegrid.com. (The latter is the more accurate, at least it spells my name right.) So I figured better to get in front of it than let it sneak up behind me or get distorted.
Sadly, I don't think we heard of anything since then.
I don't know if this is even sadder, but we might now.
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Old July 8th 18, 17:25   #8
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For anybody attending San Diego Comic-Con, there will be a celebration of Harlan and his work on Sunday, July 22 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM:
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Harlan Ellison: A Celebration of His Life and Works
The world recently lost a titan writer/fantasist, Harlan Ellison. But the stories he left behind are legendary. Attend this loose and likely profane celebration of the man and his writing as moderator Chris Ryall welcomes Josh Olson, Bill Sienkiewicz, William Stout, Erik Nelson, Steve Barnes, Nat Segaloff, Jude Meyers, Scott Tipton, J. K. Woodward, Christine Valada, Jason Davis, and as many other friends of Harlan that can fit on and around the dais. As a bonus, Dreams with Sharp Teeth director Nelson will also feature some never-before-seen documentary footage of Harlan, and all in attendance will get complimentary print, too.
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Old July 10th 18, 22:55   #9
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Re: R.I.P. Harlan Ellison

I am a little late to the party, but may the great H.E. RIP.
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I am a little late to the party, but may the great H.E. RIP.
Better late than never.
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