l-r Harlan Ellison, Sylvan Barnet, his husband William Burto, and dogs, Algis Budrys

Not All Men Hurt Others: Some Are Magnificent Heroes

thinking about some beautiful, marvelous men who were very good to me … as a writer

Oh Harlan and his pipe.

A prop: Harlan Ellison never smoked tobacco, nor did he drink alcohol. The pipe was a ruse, along with his famous irascibility. Harlan Ellison had a softer heart than even mine.

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