[PW] Harlan Ellison, RIP

Todd Mason foxbrick at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 28 13:01:11 PDT 2018


My short note in the crime-fiction list Rara-Avis:
Crime fiction writer and dramatist, among much other work, Harlan Ellison, died in his sleep overnight. 
He did a lot of good work, in various ways, as well as being a controversial figure, usually by intent.
His first novel, SPIDER KISS (initially published as ROCKABILLY) might still be his best; it certainly seemed the one he was most satisfied with. It's straightforward crime fiction, and worth your time. Most of his fiction was in shorter forms, and he wrote notable amounts of cultural and narrative criticism, and drama, over the decades.
Todd Mason

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