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Harlan Ellison

1934 - 2018

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Harlan Jay Ellison (May 27, 1934 – June 28, 2018) was an American writer, known for his prolific and influential work in New Wave speculative fiction and for his outspoken, combative personality. Robert Bloch, the author of Psycho, described Ellison as "the only living organism I know whose natural habitat is hot water."His published works include more than 1,700 short stories, novellas, screenplays, comic book scripts, teleplays, essays, and a wide range of criticism covering literature, film, television, and print media. Some of his best-known works include the 1967 Star Trek episode "The City on the Edge of Forever" (he subsequently wrote a book about the experience that includes his original screenplay), his A Boy and His Dog cycle, and his short stories "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" and "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harlan Ellison has received more than 2,654,095 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Harlan Ellison is the 2,562nd most popular writer (down from 2,137th in 2019), the 3,319th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,672nd in 2019) and the 301st most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Harlan Ellison ranks 2,562 out of 5,755Before him are Jean Lorrain, Karin Fossum, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Alonso de Ercilla, Takiji Kobayashi, and Bakhtiyar Vahabzadeh. After him are Aspazija, John Christopher, Tudor Arghezi, Àngel Guimerà, Ahmed Mohammed al-Maqqari, and Ursula Kuczynski.

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Among people born in 1934, Harlan Ellison ranks 167Before him are Del Shannon, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Frans Brüggen, Yasutaka Tsutsui, Ioannis Palaiokrassas, and Dida. After him are Henri Konan Bédié, George Hilton, Robert D. Hare, Boris Volynov, Dave Grusin, and Fou Ts'ong. Among people deceased in 2018, Harlan Ellison ranks 146Before him are Katherine MacGregor, David Ogden Stiers, Philip Kerr, Lisbeth Palme, Moshé Mizrahi, and Choi Eun-hee. After him are Ola Ullsten, Ara Güler, Dan Gurney, Nancy Roman, John Sulston, and Kirin Kiki.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harlan Ellison ranks 3,319 out of 18,182Before him are Jason Miller (1939), Holland Smith (1882), Craig T. Nelson (1944), Dan Hedaya (1940), Bugs Moran (1893), and Chris Wallace (1947). After him are Claire Trevor (1910), Jason Alexander (1959), Annette O'Toole (1952), Louis Prima (1910), Jeff Fahey (1952), and Steve Gadd (1945).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Harlan Ellison ranks 301Before him are Edgar Lee Masters (1868), Stephenie Meyer (1973), Eric Roth (1945), Lawrence Block (1938), Budd Schulberg (1914), and Shere Hite (1942). After him are Harold Robbins (1916), Horace McCoy (1897), Gregory Corso (1930), E. L. Doctorow (1931), Robert M. Parker Jr. (1947), and Lois Lowry (1937).