Harlan Ellison® has a lot to say; as one of America's most honored entertainers, he has been writing fiction and commentary, and speaking on college campuses and television talk shows, and challenging his audiences to think outside the box for sixty years.
With 90 books bearing his by-line and thousands of stories and essays and anecdotes and speeches and interviews to his credit, Harlan Ellison® has written countless memorable lines in the course of his career.
BUGF#CK (a word that Ellison coined in the 1960s and a favorite of Stephen King's) wonderfully and unforgettably gathers some of Harlan's best bon mots.
"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity."
"K is for "Kenghis Khan"; He was a very nice person. History has no record of him. There is a moral in that, somewhere."
"The problem with being a pain in the ass is that you never quite know who's trying to get you."
"Why do people keep insisting that I join the 21st Century? I *LIVE* in the 21st Century! I just don't want to be bothered by the shitheads on the internet!"
"I have no mouth. And I must scream."
"I think love and sex are separate and only vaguely similar."
|Publisher:||Underwood Books, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||4.00(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Harlan Ellison (1934-2018) has been called "one of the great living American short story writers" by the Washington Post. Known for his Nebula Award-winning novella "A Boy and His Dog" as well as "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" and many other acclaimed stories. As a screenwriter, Ellison also wrote popular television episodes such as "The City on the Edge of Forever" for Star Trek and "Demon with a Glass Hand" for the Outer Limits.
Date of Birth:May 27, 1934
Date of Death:June 28, 2018
Place of Birth:Cleveland, OH
Place of Death:Los Angeles, CA
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This may be a book that is geared to those who already know and love (or at least appreciate) Harlan Ellison. I do know that I would not use it as an introduction to Harlan ¿ but, really, that can¿t be the purpose of such a work.I love this book, and I was disappointed. Love it because I am a fan and remember fondly many of the contained quotes. Disappointed because, somehow, I wanted more. I have heard Harlan speak on a number of occasions, and I know he has a LOT out there. This book felt abbreviated, as if it went for the easier quotes rather than working to find the pearls he has thrown out there over the years. That being said, there are over 100 quotes (some titles of his works, some directly from his works, and some thrown out during various talks, conversations, and speeches), many of which will, if you pause long enough to look, make you think just a little bit more about¿things. (And more than a few that should make you laugh out loud.)