Harlan Ellison (1934-2018), in a career spanning more than fifty
years, wrote or edited one hundred fourteen books; more than
seventeen hundred stories, essays, articles, and newspaper columns;
two dozen teleplays; and a dozen motion pictures. He won the Hugo
Award eight and a half times (shared once); the Nebula Award three
times; the Bram Stoker Award, presented by the Horror Writers
Association, five times (including the Lifetime Achievement Award
in 1996); the Edgar Allan Poe Award of the Mystery Writers of
America twice; the Georges Melies Fantasy Film Award twice; and two
Audie Awards (for the best in audio recordings); and he was awarded
the Silver Pen for Journalism by PEN, the international writers'
union. He was presented with the first Living Legend Award by the
International Horror Critics at the 1995 World Horror Convention.
Ellison is the only author in Hollywood ever to win the Writers
Guild of America award for Outstanding Teleplay (solo work) four
times, most recently for "Paladin of the Lost Hour," his
Twilight Zone episode that was Danny Kaye's final role, in
1987. In 2006, Ellison was awarded the prestigious title of Grand
Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
Dreams with Sharp Teeth, the documentary chronicling his
life and works, was released on DVD in May 2009. He passed away in
2018 at the age of eighty-four.