An award-winning fiction and television writer has tragically passed away. At the age of 84, Harlan Ellison has taken his final breath.
"Speculative-fiction writer Harlan Ellison, who penned short stories, novellas and criticism, contributed to TV series including 'The Outer Limits,' 'Star Trek' and 'Babylon 5' and won a notable copyright infringement suit against ABC and Paramount and a settlement in a similar suit over 'The Terminator,' has died," reported the Huffington Post.
Ellison's wife announced this death and shared that he peacefully passed away in his sleep on Thursday.
"The prolific but cantankerous author famously penned the “Star Trek” episode “City on the Edge of Forever,” in which Kirk and Spock must go back in time to Depression-era America to put Earth history back on its rightful course, a goal that for Kirk means sacrificing the woman he loves (played by Joan Collins)," according to reports.
Ellison originally was from a small town in Ohio. After serving in the Army he first began to sell his sci-fi stories to magazines. In 1962 he moved to California to continue his career.
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