He died in Los Angeles at the age of 84 years.
Science fiction writer Harlan Ellison died in his home in Los Angeles. According to his agent Susan Shapiro, the classic of world fiction died quietly in a dream. It is also noted that his death was unexpected. Details of the upcoming funeral are not yet reported.
The lawyer of the Ellison Kristin Valada family confirmed the writer’s death on Twitter, citing one of the most famous science fiction phrases: “For a short while I was here, and for a short time my life mattered.”
Allison’s world fame was brought by his short stories, which he wrote about two thousand. Fantastic in terms of recognition and the number of awards won was considered the “third most anthologized writer” after Bradbury and Azimov.
The most famous were: the anti-utopia “The Guy and his Dog”, filmed in 1974, “I have no mouth, but I must shout”, “Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Thriller. ” Allison is also known as the author of one of the episodes of the series “Star Trek”. In addition, he ” played ” and voiced himself in the “Simpsons”.
In 1984, the writer sued the creators of the movie “Terminator”, claiming that they borrowed the script from his stories “Soldier” and “Demon with a glass hand”. The manufacturing company paid Ellison compensation and indicated his name in the credits.
His condolences on the death of the writer had already been expressed by his colleagues in the shop – Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, the creators of the series “Star Trek” and the producer of “The Simpsons.”\
Harlan Ellison: There was no one quite like him in American letters, and never will be. Angry, funny, eloquent, hugely talented. If there's an afterlife, Harlan is already kicking ass and taking down names.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 28, 2018
My friend is dead and I am so sad. https://t.co/0OgaeLCj4m
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) June 28, 2018
— Star Trek (@StarTrek) June 28, 2018
— Al Jean (@AlJean) June 28, 2018