Harlan Ellison: a kind of twisted fantasy

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Harlan Ellison in 2002.

Harlan Ellison in 2002.

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Over a 60-year career in speculative fiction, Harlan Ellison wrote over a thousand short stories, several movies, novels (“A Boy and His Dog”), and worked on TV shows like “The Outer Limits” and the original “Star Trek.”

But don’t call him a science fiction writer: Harlan Ellison considered himself the heir to Edgar Allan Poe, Franz Kafka and Jorge Luis Borges. 

Ellison died in June of 2018 at the age of 84. Kurt spoke with him back in 2008 about his brash reputation and about the documentary about him called "Dreams With Sharp Teeth."

BONUS:
Listen to Kurt’s full, unedited interview with Harlan Ellison:

(Originally aired May 30, 2008)

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