Harlan Ellison told readers of his forum that today (November 2) he wheeled into the back office of his home to catch up on reading everyone’s wishes for his recovery:
Things here move on apace; no major inconveniences; Susan is a marvel of patience and adaptability; you and hundreds of other close friends, casual friends, acquaintances old and new, have been noted, smiled-back-upon, and appreciated. The remarkable GetWellQuickly Gift Basket containing the Shroud of Turin was especially eye-opening and converted me on the spot to Russian Orthodox Catholicism.
And it was Susan Ellison’s turn to remind people to buy her book, 8 in 80 by Ellison, stories drawn from each of the last eight decades of Harlan’s career.
For example, the 1940s are represented by “The Sword of Parmagon,” a five-part serial written by 15-year-old Harlan Ellison in the style of Sir Walter Scott, and includes his four illustrations.
Susan leads off the collection with a 3,900-word introduction explaining her selections and “providing hitherto unknown insights about life in The Lost Aztec Temple of Mars” — which as fans know is a nickname for their home.