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December 28th, 2000 | One Comment | Category: Essays

Often compared to the likes of Poe, Kakfa and Borges, though he writes like no one else, Harlan Ellison has written and/or edited 70 books. His 1700-plus stories, articles, novellas, screenplays, essays, etc. have won more awards than any other living fantasist.

Ellison’s stories incessantly pursue the exposure of what he calls “mortal dreads.” He contends we are all in the same skin and therefore experience the same hindering dilemmas, the same painful losses and the same haunting regrets. Ellison’s stories are at once harrowing, poignant and — 24-hour anger notwithstanding …