And hey! Looky who is pals with the ped: Harlan Ellison. Apparently Harlan believes his word is proof enough of Ed’s innocence. And it is, Harley, it is…as long as you’ve been ****ing Ed’s **** every waking moment for the past quarter-century, with no “sharesies”. Because that’s the only way to be sure.
If you conclude that wormme doesn’t like Harlan Ellison…elementary, Watsons! (Elementary…like where Ed trolls for dates.) I’ve never learned a single thing about H.E. that didn’t make him more contemptible and disgusting. It’s uncanny, really. Apart from Picasso, no one else comes close.
Also like Picasso, Harlan is immensely talented. His writing style isn’t usually to my taste, but I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream is an unsurpassed horror story. He wrote classic episodes of Star Trek and The Outer Limits. And he’s even better at editing: Dangerous Visions is the greatest science-fiction anthology in history.
But Ellison is a complete and utter ass, even apart from pedophilic apologia. Maybe the worst case of “little man’s syndrome” I’ve ever seen. He’s always swaggered around proclaiming his toughness, which doesn’t speak well of northeast America at all. Because where I grew up, he’d have been crushed like a bug before even hitting the age of one of Ed’s boy toys. If Harlan Ellison is “North tough”, it’s a good thing the Confederates were outnumbered, out-outfitted, and starving.
But…ahh, sci-fi conventions. That I don’t attend those any more is pretty conclusive proof that your host has turned hermit.