May 28, 2014 by Laird
I got ahold of Dangerous Visions when I was ten or eleven. That anthology had something to do with the writer I’d eventually become.
Years later, when I was first starting to get published, Gordon Van Gelder introduced me to Harlan Ellison at the Nebula Convention in Seattle. The seats were all taken, so Harlan sat in Gordon’s lap and chatted us all up. He gave me some career advice; he also introduced me to book-saidisms, sent me an ancient mimeograph essay on the subject. I took it to heart.
Happy birthday, Mr. Ellison. And thanks.
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