On Friday HarlanEllisonBooks.com released a recorded message of Ellison speaking from his hospital room.
Harlan, practicing the Always Be Closing mantra, finishes by saying – “Please buy books.”
Harlan Ellison Books editor Jason Davis also reported Ellison has progressed so far he is working again.
In the two weeks since “the episode,” he’s nearly recovered the full use of the affected limbs and–as of my visit on Thursday, the 23rd of October–has set up his portable typewriter and returned to work. I’ve visited Harlan four times and found his dexterity much improved on each subsequent visit.