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Харлан Эллисон

Дата рождения: 27. Май 1934
Дата смерти: 28. Июнь 2018

Ха́рлан Э́ллисон — американский писатель-фантаст и сценарист. Пользовался славой наиболее продуктивного автора короткой прозы и наиболее титулованного за своё обширное литературное творчество. Им написано более двух тысяч рассказов, эссе, очерков и статей. Wikipedia

Произведение

Love Ain't Nothing But Sex Misspelled
Харлан Эллисон
Dangerous Visions
Харлан Эллисон

„Любовь — ни что иное, как «секс» с орфографической ошибкой.“

—  Харлан Эллисон, книга Love Ain't Nothing But Sex Misspelled

Love Ain't Nothing But Sex Misspelled.

заглавие авторского сборника рассказов 1968 года

Source: «Love Ain't Nothing But Sex Misspelled» в «Лаборатории фантастики» http://fantlab.ru/work18203

менее точный вариант: Любовь — это ошибка в слове «секс».

„Он <…> яркий, навязчивый, раздражающий, надоедливый, весёлый, нелогичный, непоследовательный, непредсказуемый и ещё чёрт знает какой писатель.“

—  Харлан Эллисон

He is <…> colorful, intrusive, abrasive, irritating, hilarious, illogical, inconsistent, unpredictable, and one hell of a writer.
Теодор Старджон, 1967
предисловие к авторскому сборнику Эллисона «У меня нет рта, а я хочу кричать»
Источник: Theodore Sturgeon, Introduction: The Mover, the Shaker // Harlan Ellison, I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, Pyramid Books, 1967, p. 9-12.

„Новая волна — такой же миф, как и Старая волна, если только мы не примем постулат, что Старая волна сформировалась во времена Аристофана и её вершиной является, скажем, Рэндалл Гаррет.“

—  Харлан Эллисон, книга Dangerous Visions

The New Wave is as much myth as The Old Wave, unless we choose to postulate The Old Wave as forming back around the time of Aristophanes and cresting out with, say, Randall Garrett.
предисловие к антологии Again, Dangerous Visions (1972)
«Наступление новых мечтателей», 1971
Источник: Harlan Ellison, An Assault of New Dreamers // Again, Dangerous Visions ed. by Harlan Ellison, Doubleday, 1972, p. xi-xvi.

„Его Превосходительство Сэр Пуш, Архиепископ Акционерной Компании Единственной Истинной Святыни Бога…“

—  Харлан Эллисон

«Планеты под расправу», 1968
перевод: Н. Гузнинов, 1993 («Убийца миров»)
Из художественных произведений

„Имя Эллисона тесно связано с зарождением и (временным) триумфом американской «Новой Волны», лучшие образцы которой он сам и представил в знаменитой серии объёмных, субъективно подобранных, но безусловно «взрывообразных», антологий — «Опасные видения» (1967); «Снова опасные видения» (1972); заключительный том — «Последние опасные видения»“

—  Харлан Эллисон

был заявлен в середине 1970-х гг., но <…> так и не нашел издателя. Собственное творчество Эллисона, ограниченное почти исключительно произведениями короткой формы, представляет собой уникальную смесь «твёрдой» (естественнонаучной), «мягкой» (гуманитарной), абсурдистской, сатирической и всевозможных других разновидностей НФ; вместе с подобной разносторонностью интересов Эллисон один из немногих в американской НФ обладает собственным писательским «голосом», который трудно спутать с чьим-либо ещё.

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„The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.“

—  Harlan Ellison

Introduction to Blast Off : Rockets, Robots, Ray Guns, and Rarities from the Golden Age of Space Toys (2001) by S. Mark Young, Steve Duin, Mike Richardson, p. 6; the quote on hydrogen and stupidity is said to have originated with an essay of his in the 1960s, and is often misattributed to Frank Zappa, who made similar remarks in The Real Frank Zappa Book (1989): "Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe."
Контексте: NO ONE GETS OUT OF CHILDHOOD ALIVE. It's not the first time I've said that. But among the few worthy bon mots I've gotten off in sixty-seven years, that and possibly one other may be the only considerations eligible for carving on my tombstone. (The other one is the one entrepreneurs have misappropriated to emboss on buttons and bumper stickers: The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.
(I don't so much mind that they pirated it, but what does honk me off is that they never get it right. They render it dull and imbecile by phrasing it thus: "The two most common things in the universe are..."
(Not things, you insensate gobbets of ambulatory giraffe dung, elements! Elements is funny, things is imprecise and semi-guttural. Things! Geezus, when will the goyim learn they don't know how to tell a joke.

„You can get in trouble mistaking one for the other.“

—  Harlan Ellison

Introduction of "" (1977) in Shatterday (1990)
Контексте: I think love and sex are separate and only vaguely similar. Like the word bear and the word bare. You can get in trouble mistaking one for the other.

„Were we in 1946 or even 1956, van Vogt would have already been able to hold the award aloft.“

—  Harlan Ellison

In recognition of van Vogt receiving the Grand Master designation in 1996, in The Nebula Awards Vol. 31, as quoted in SF Authors Remember A.E. van Vogt (2000) http://www.sfrevu.com/ISSUES/2000/ARTICLES/20000128-03.htm#SF%20Authors%20Remeber%20A.E.%20van%20Vogt
Контексте: Even the brightest star shines dimly when observed-from too far away. And human memory is notoriously unreliable. And we live in ugly times when all respect for that which has gone before suffers crib death beneath the weight of youthful arrogance and ignorance. But a great nobility has at last, been recognized and lauded. Someone less charitable than I might suggest the honor could have been better appreciated had it not been so tardy, naming its race with a foe that blots joy and destroys short-term memory. But I sing the Talent Electric, and like aft the dark smudges of history, everything but the honor and die achievement remains for the myth-makers.
Alfred E. van Vogt has been awarded the Grand Master trophy of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He is not the to first person to receive this singular accolade…given only to those whose right to possess it is beyond argument or mitigation.
Were we in 1946 or even 1956, van Vogt would have already been able to hold the award aloft. Had SFWA existed then and had the greatest living sf authors been polled as to who was the most fecund, the most intriguing, the mast innovative the most influential of their number, Isaac and Arthur and Cyril and Hank Kuttner and Ron Hubbard would all have pointed to the same man, and Bob Heinlein would've given him a thumbs-up. Van Vogt was the pinnacle, the source of power and ideas; the writer to beat. Because he embodied in his astonishing novels and assorted stories what we always say is of prime importance to us in this genre-the much vaunted Sense of Wonder.
Van Vogt was the wellspring of wonder. … That's how important he was. … And then came the dark years during which the man was shamefully agented and overlooked; and even the brightest star loses its piercing light if observed through the thickening mists of time and flawed memory.
Now it is lifetimes later, and the great award has, at last, been presented. To some, less charitable than I, something could be said about a day late and a dollar short, but not I. I am here to sing the Talent Electric, and it is better now than never. He is the Grand Master, A. E. can Vogt, weaver of a thousand ideas per plot-line, creator of alien thoughts and impossible dreams that rival the best ever built by our kind.
This dear, gentlemanly writer whose stories can still kill you with a concept or warm you with a character, now joins the special pantheon.

„This was reality, an only reality for a man whose existence had been not quite bad, merely insufficient, tenable but hardly enriching. For a man who had lived a life of not quite enough, this was all there ever could be of goodness and brilliance and light.“

—  Harlan Ellison

Delusion for a Dragon Slayer (1966)
Контексте: Griffin stood silently, watching the waterfall, sensing more than he saw, understanding more than even his senses could tell him. This was, indeed, the Heaven of his dreams, a place to spend the rest of forever, with the wind and the water and the world another place, another level of sensing, another bad dream conjured many long times before. This was reality, an only reality for a man whose existence had been not quite bad, merely insufficient, tenable but hardly enriching. For a man who had lived a life of not quite enough, this was all there ever could be of goodness and brilliance and light. Griffin moved toward the falls.
The darkness grew darker.

„Griffin stood silently, watching the waterfall, sensing more than he saw, understanding more than even his senses could tell him.“

—  Harlan Ellison

Delusion for a Dragon Slayer (1966)
Контексте: Griffin stood silently, watching the waterfall, sensing more than he saw, understanding more than even his senses could tell him. This was, indeed, the Heaven of his dreams, a place to spend the rest of forever, with the wind and the water and the world another place, another level of sensing, another bad dream conjured many long times before. This was reality, an only reality for a man whose existence had been not quite bad, merely insufficient, tenable but hardly enriching. For a man who had lived a life of not quite enough, this was all there ever could be of goodness and brilliance and light. Griffin moved toward the falls.
The darkness grew darker.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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