Charmingly, Harlan

Letters of Note has posted Harlan Ellison’s 1992 missive to Connie Willis’ publisher with his endorsement of Doomsday Book.

Considering the text, a scan of the actual letterhead and signature is almost unnecessary. Who besides Harlan would use an obscenity-laced death threat to deliver a complimentary plug about a novel?

But seeing the copy brings back my own memories of Harlan’s stationery and the letter I got from him when I was a young fan — gray paper, gold stamped name. However, his letter to me contained neither obscenities nor threats of mayhem. Harlan is nothing if not versatile.

[Thanks to David Klaus for the link.]

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