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 illustrious career he wrote over 1700 short stories, novellas, screenplays, essays, anthologies and novels. He won seven Hugos, three Nebulas and, in 2005, was named a SFWA Grandmaster. He was one of the defining authors of New Wave SF, and was close contemporaries with such notable writers as Robert Silverberg, Isaac Asimov, Michael Moorcock, Samuel R Delaney, Damon Knight, and Philip Jose Farmer to name…

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This was originally posted on the SFGateway blog, but we thought it was too good not to cross-post here. Last November, we exhorted you all to vote in the Locus Poll of the best SFF of the 20th and 21st centuries. The results of the poll are now in, and, rather gratifyingly, SF Gateway and sister imprint Gollancz do quite well out of them. The top ten lists make for interesting reading and, no doubt, a few arguments. I imagine everyone will be having a broadly similar reaction – a mix of ‘quite right, too’ and ‘how on Earth did…

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