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Harlan Ellison
Harlan Ellison in 1986
Harlan Ellison in 1986
Born Harlan Jay Ellison
May 27, 1934
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Died June 27, 2018(2018-06-27) (aged 84)
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
Pen name Cordwainer Bird
Nalrah Nosille
Sley Harson
Occupation Author, screenwriter
Nationality American
Genre Speculative fiction, science fiction, fantasy, crime, mystery, horror, film and television criticism, essayist
Notable works Dangerous Visions (editor), A Boy and His Dog, I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream, "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman

Harlan Jay Ellison (May 27, 1934 – June 27, 2018) was an award-winning American writer of short stories, novellas, teleplays, essays, and criticism. His most famous work is in the science fiction area, where he won many Hugo and Nebula awards.

Ellison died from cardiac arrest on June 27, 2018 at his Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles home, aged 84.


  • Web of the City (1958) (originally published as Rumble)
  • Spider Kiss (1961) (originally published as Rockabilly)
  • "A Boy and his Dog"
  • The Starlost #1: Phoenix Without Ashes (1975)
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