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Harlan Ellison, Writer 1934 – 2018

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Harlan Ellison

The Los Angeles Times reported that legendary science fiction writer Harlan Ellison died on Wednesday in his sleep at his home in Sherman Oaks. He was 84.

Ellison was best known for his works in science fiction and fantasy with stories such as A Boy and His Dog, Dangerous Visions, Strange Wine, and I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream. He has won numerous awards from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Horror Writers Association, the Mystery Writers of America, and the Writers Guild of America.

He also wrote for TV shows like The Outer Limits, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Voyage to the Bottom to the Sea, Tales from the Darkside, the 80’s edition of The Twilight Zone, and the classic Star Trek episode “The City on the Edge of Forever.”

Ellison has made appearances on shows like Babylon 5, Masters of Science Fiction, and PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal.

His animated credits include voice work on shows like The Pirates of Dark Water, The Simpsons, and as himself on Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. He also wrote an episode of Silver Surfer.

(Splash image photo by Beth Gwinn / Getty Images)

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