On Friday, June 29, 2018 at 6:37:09 PM UTC-4, Robert Carnegie wrote:
> On Friday, 29 June 2018 20:10:18 UTC+1, Ahasuerus wrote:
> > On Friday, June 29, 2018 at 2:36:35 PM UTC-4, Lawrence Watt-Evans wrote:
> > > On Fri, 29 Jun 2018 10:26:57 -0700 (PDT), puppetsock
> > > <***@hotmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > >On Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 3:57:34 PM UTC-4, ***@yahoo.com wrote:
> > > >> https://www.cbr.com/harlan-ellison-dies-84/
> > > >>
> > > >> I need to read more of his stuff....
> > > >
> > > > He spoke at a con I was at. San Francisco world con? Not sure. He
> > > > had just released Mephisto in Onyx. If I recall, his evaluation of
> > > > his own work was that it was as good writing as he was capable of.
> > > >
> > > > And after he finished talking he went over to the dealer's room and
> > > > punched out a guy that was selling a bootleg of one of his books.
> > > > For which he was taken to jail. I don't know if I ever found out
> > > > how that turned out.
> > > >
> > > > Some time around then, I don't recall if it was before or after, he
> > > > wrote an essay that was published in one of the SF mags. Seems
> > > > somebody had saved his vomit in a Styrofoam cup. Then he came up to
> > > > Ellison and threw the vomit in Ellison's face. What kind of person
> > > > does that?
> > The vomit incident happened to Alan Dean Foster whose letter Ellison
> > quoted.
> I was trying to work out if the vomit was Ellison's own,
> and how it originated - a tedious answer would be alcohol.
> "Why Alan Dean Foster?" is another question.
A rival author beat out for the 27th tine for a
novelization contract? :)
> Presumably because he couldn't find Harlan Ellison.
> > > If anyone wants to track down the essay, the title is "Xenogenesis."
> > For an alternative take on the Westercon "fire alarm" incident see
> > Andrew Trembey's post at
> > https://whatever.scalzi.com/2011/03/17/reader-request-week-7-unruly-fans/