The incomparable grandmaster Harlan Ellison was born 88 years ago
Once described by Robert Bloch as “the only living organism I know whose natural habitat is hot water,” the contentious writer/editor Harlan Ellison in a 60 year career produced more than 75 books, over 1,700 stories, essays, articles, and newspaper columns, two dozen teleplays, and a dozen movies. His many influential works included classics as Deathbird Stories, Dangerous Visions, I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, Strangewine, Angry Candy, Slippage, and SHATTERDAY.
In his extraordinary career, Ellison won multiple Hugo, Nebula, Edgar, Stoker, Locus, Audie awards as well as the Silver Pen, World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Bradbury, and American Mystery awards. He was honored with Stoker and World Fantasy Life Achievement Awards and is a SFWA Grandmaster.