Saturday, February 27, 2016

Close to the Heart -- Harlan Ellison

Close to the Heart: ‘Fire-bringing’ Harlan Ellison, one of America’s greatest short story writers, on protecting his work, L. Ron Hubbard, Octavia Butler, and why he will never stop writing

5 comments:

Cap'n Bob said...

Several errors were pointed out in the comments section after the article, but they missed one. At the end of A Boy and His Dog, Vic wasn't going to rape the girl. They were running away together and already had a sexual relationship.

Bill Crider said...

I noticed a few errors, too, but not that one. Thanks for pointing it out.

Rick Ollerman said...

They may have meant when Vic first sees the girl, when Blood sniffs her out after the movie.

Mike Stamm said...

An entertaining article. I've been reading Ellison since about 1967, and I've been a fan of varying intensity since the mid-'70s, so there wasn't much new here. And, as others have pointed out, there are several errors ("Olympic" typewriter? Lester del Rey--misspelled--a pseudonym for a well-known SF writer? C'mon). Still, very enjoyable.

Bill Crider said...

The interviewer might've garbled the del Rey bit. His real name was Leonard Knapp, and that might be what Ellison meant.