Harlan Ellison suffered a stroke on Thursday, October 9 and is hospitalized. Harlan’s right side is paralyzed, his wife Susan told readers of his forum.
Mark Evanier adds he has been told Susan says Harlan’s mind is sharp and the rest of him seems unaffected.
Josh Olson commented on The Harlan Ellison Facebook Fan Club that a specialist visited Harlan on Friday: “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.”
Update 10/14/2014: Good reports are coming in from Harlan’s visitors — see Eyewitnesses to Ellison’s Recovery.