Harlan Ellison passed away in his sleep earlier today.
“For a brief time I was here, and for a brief time, I mattered.”—HE
Harlan was the Conceptual Consultant for Babylon 5, wrote the all-time favorite episode of Star Trek TOS, "The City on the Edge of Forever", was a Grandmaster of the SWFA and much more.
My friend is gone. Without Harlan's words and his example, I would never have become a writer. He showed artists of all stripes how to protect the work and how to live with integrity and heart and fierce courage. The world is much smaller for his absence.
Arrangements for a celebration of his life are pending.
Variety article here: https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/harlan-ellison-dead-dies-star-trek-1202861048/