Acclaimed Science Fiction writer, Harlan Ellison, died last week. He was a legend for two reasons–his writing and abrasive personality. He was a force of nature that was hard to withstand. I met him only once. We appeared on a panel together in 2005. It was the most intense hour’s of my life (the picture is of me after the panel). He called me “a fucking idiot” but I made him laugh too. What made me run afoul of him only to turn it around moments later I haven’t told many people out of fear it would get back to Harlan. Now he’s gone, I can share what happened, what was said and the secret I never told. There are thousands of anecdotes about Harlan and this one is mine. You can listen to it below. I hope you like it.
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