Re: RARA-AVIS: harlan ellison's farewell?

From: Patrick Kennedy (
Date: 24 Sep 2010

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    I read quite a lot of Ellison's fiction, and his 'Dangerous Visions' anthologies, when I was much younger and had the requisite energy to do so.  Even at his best, as in 'A Boy and His Dog' and 'I Have No Mouth but I Must Scream' he is a pretty exhausting read and, like Stephen King, tends to overwork and overpitch his effects.  Beware of long paragraphs bearing italics... Nonetheless, like the girl with the curl, when he is good he is very, very good, and the level of enthusiasm for his vocation still evident in this interview despite his failing health is not only admirable but inspirational.



    ________________________________ From: sonny <> To: Sent: Fri, 24 September, 2010 4:19:44 Subject: RARA-AVIS: harlan ellison's farewell?

    even if harlan's writing isn't considered hb or noir, and i'm not sure it's not, the man sure is hb.

    love him or loath him, i think most will be interested in this article. one thing certainly talked about here is unfinished work (at author's death) being completed by other writers. harlan will have none of it.

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