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  • Harlan Ellison Has Suffered a Stroke

    This is the message that his wife Susan Ellison has posted on Harlan's Webderland site:

    Originally posted by Susan Ellison
    FROM SUSAN
    I will make this brief. A couple of days ago Harlan had a stroke. He's in the hospital. His right side is paralyzed.
    He's comfortable--as possible. We will keep you up-to-date with his progress.
    With all kindness --Susan
    Here's wishing him a speedy and complete recovery! Harlan's a wonderful man.

    Jan
    "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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    Originally posted by Jan View Post
    This is the message that his wife Susan Ellison has posted on Harlan's Webderland site:

    Here's wishing him a speedy and complete recovery! Harlan's a wonderful man.

    Jan
    In addition, to Jan's wishes, I hope that Susan Ellison has supportive friends and family who know how to help without being intrusive.
    Last edited by Dan Dassow; 10-14-2014, 09:30 PM.

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    • #3
      no no no
      He is not allowed to suffer brain stuff until i finish developing the scanning technology.

      sigh, I hope he recovers soon
      "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

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      • #4
        An update from his good friend Josh Olson:

        My dearest of dear friends Harlan Ellison had a stroke last week. A lot of people are asking, so here’s the deal - He’s comfortable, and resting in hospital. If one was going to have a stroke, this was the one to have.
        I was with him the day before yesterday when the specialist who checks verbal and memory impact was there, and it was like an SNL skit. She’s checking for slurring and loss of memory, and he’s being quintessential Harlan - talking a mile a minute, and throwing out more obscure references per minute than anyone can possibly keep up with. (He did, at one point, forget the name of an actor with a wooden leg who played a supporting part on one of his favorite radio shows back in the forties, but last time I talked to him, he couldn’t remember the name of the key grip on Passage To Marseilles, so it's probably safe to say that’s nothing to worry about. )


        I can’t say he’s fine, because he’s had a stroke... but he’s as well as well can be under the circumstances, and had all of the nurses laughing. And he complained a lot. So, you know... Harlan.

        If you’re the type who prays, it’s probably not worth it, because he doesn’t believe in that shit. That said, it will annoy him, so go ahead. He’s resting and cantankerous, and completely Harlan.
        "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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        • #5
          I was thinking about him yesterday. Speedy recovery!

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          • #6
            He's doing very well, all things considered. I visited him yesterday in the hospital and was astonished to have him alone for a few minutes between parades of famous well wishers.

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            • #7
              I'm glad he's getting better, and that the stroke didn't do more damage. (We can only assume Death got scared and changed his mind.)
              Jonas Kyratzes | Lands of Dream

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jonas View Post
                I'm glad he's getting better, and that the stroke didn't do more damage. (We can only assume Death got scared and changed his mind.)
                Jonas, you know we're not suppose to post stories ideas on this board. Let's hope that Mr. Ellison doesn't see your post, so he can write about his encounter with the Grim Reaper. I would expect his retelling of this story would be fascinating.

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                • #9
                  http://www.gog.com/game/i_have_no_mo..._i_must_scream

                  $1.49
                  I bought it back when I had a Compaq using a Cyrix CPU. I ended up learning how to launch it using DOS. It was my first real videogame experience, pretty much, and I was very impressed. I got really stuck only a few times.

                  http://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/197601-i-...eam/faqs/59465

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