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"harlan ellison" Discussed on Gambling With an Edge
"As a rule, especially in 2022. Implicates those concerns and any level. But it might if you want to run for Senate in the state of Illinois. Well, that was that's why I brought up the anecdote. All right. Bob, it's fun. You're a great guest and indeed we have lots more questions. Hopefully we can get you back in the very near future. And with or without Patreon sources. At the end of our show, we have recommended, so usually the host and sometimes the guest have something to recommend to our audience. Richard, do you have anything today for our audience? You know what? I don't. I think last week I had two or three, and so I depleted my store. So I don't have anything this week. So we need to teach Richard the idea of rationing? Yes. My recommended today will take some travel to reach, but if you're ever near that area, it's a satisfying side trip. The Kirchner caverns are about an hour's dry south of Tucson, Arizona. There are two huge underground domes wheelchair accessible, where they have tours that allow you to view the spectacular formation. If you can't make it immediately, no worry, the zillions of stalactites, each grow about an inch every 100 years, so whenever you do get around to visiting it, it will look very much the same as it does today. Do you have a recommended for our listeners today? Well, not really, but what I'll do is I'll tap into something I've been having an argument with a dear friend about. And specifically, we're both science fiction aficionados. And he's, he was touting Bradbury, and I commented that that's like my least favorite science fiction writer. And I cited to him pat Frank and told him, and if you don't know pat Frank, he wrote a last Babylon and a couple of other really good books. So my recommendation is go read some of him. Except that my friend then tells me you think Bradbury is topical and shallow and doesn't develop his characters enough. That's my opinion of your guy. So go read them both. That would be my recommendation. Okay, see, now you spurred you spurred me to come up with my recommendation, so I'm not a big science fiction guy, but it's going to recommend asimov. No. Wrong. My recommendation for science fiction would be Harlan Ellison. And even his non science fiction, you know, great writer. So there you go. There's so much to explore in that whole area. And I second your vote on Harlan. That's a good one. So thank you, bob necessity and hopefully we'll be talking to you again soon. Thank you, Richard. Go out and hit lots of royal flushes, everybody. Good day. I'm Amira rose Davis, host of the new season of American prodigy, all about black girls and gymnastics. My white coaches just said, you may not get the scores that you deserve because you're black, it's the story of a decades long struggle of black gymnasts trying to find and amplify their voices. I can't be the next Simone Biles. I can't be the next Dominique dawes. I can only be the next version of myself. Listen to American prodigies on Apple podcasts, Spotify, stitcher, and wherever you get your podcasts..
"harlan ellison" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Sad is that I really thought in the 50s and 60s and even some of the early 70s I thought these times were never going to end And of course boy did they And it's ended so fast all of a sudden seem like it was You went to 3.9 and you woke up and it was all a different warrior Oh exactly And I just I never thought it was going to happen You know so maybe that's you speaking But it'll never happen again And at least we have the memories There you go Can't take that from us Exactly Always good to hear from you let me put you on hold confirm that Thanks Scotty All right so yes Scotty knows his spaniels And you should have two That's a wonderful song all the way around 888-876-5593 So we have our trivia question I do And that is Oklahoma has more of these per CAPiTA than any other U.S. state more of what but in addition to that I've said you could have your own category and Mark from aurora picked his Now what's interesting about this is I picked a perfectly good question for Mark and John came in and said no no that's not perfectly good And he is the one who of course remember this is the original Star Trek And so John came in and said no you can't have that question You have to ask mine It's the first season And you'll remember you'll remember because it was the penultimate episode city on the edge of forever who wrote it Oh yeah Who wrote it I don't remember his first name but I believe it's machery Mccabe No it was Harlem Harlan Ellison Oh Harlan Ellison Okay A very that's one of my favorites Yeah No and he was and that's when And that's one of the best instances of chemistry between William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy It was good I got to catch up on something What was the answer to the trivia where 15 people die in the vocation but they still want to do it A 150 a year actually And that is mission Oh Interesting But I got a great quote for you since you liked that episode Robert bloch who was the author of psycho was describing Harlan Ellison in his writings saying Ellison is the only living organism I know whose natural habitat is hot water Yeah so you'll have to jump Collins played the woman who ran the missionary home All right so we'll talk to you next week with another Star Trek question no doubt Or a shark question When we do charts we know all those Okay All right So indeed now 888-876-5593 let us see about a few answers to our trivia question And that was of course that was too numerous to mention How do I lose this each time I don't know But I'm sure I've got it on the computer but I had it here Oh I know We were supposed John mainly right down the statue forever question All right Oklahoma has more of these per CAPiTA than any other U.S. state or of what Dave in Chicago Welcome to WGN radio How you doing What's up Dave The answer is tornadoes That's a great answer It's not right Nope I give up Well remember it's a per CAPiTA question So if they have more per CAPiTA we're measuring it against how many people are there So it's probably not going to be a natural disaster Just everything out Yeah right Why not A lovely thinking just not right Call me back if you think of something else Okay Okay thanks All right So let's see what Lisa in Dundee thinks What do you think Lisa Oh you know I thought it made sense until I was on hold and heard you repeat the question a couple of times But anyway I'm going to stick with my answer and I'm going to say celebrities No not celebrities I would assume I mean I don't know I was going to say with the millions of people in LA I would assume that is but now that I think about it no maybe not I don't know A lot of people a lot of celebrities live there That's why I yeah Well what about tumbleweed It's not like yes I don't think they keep track of that Okay Yeah Do we have time for a quick movie trivia Absolutely So we have to find out I've had the wrong answer now a couple weeks in a row and I need something to All right well that's all right And you like old movies from like the 40s Yeah black and white Okay well let's see what we can come up with for you to try to do this without my lifeline Oh okay All right No very good Let's see Here's trivia champ This week Oh dear Yeah I have no idea what the champ is I wish they'd let me see the answer Sounds menacing Well the worst part is like I say they make you select all the answers before they'll show you if you're right or not So I'll do it Yeah yeah yeah yeah I'll take the queries and we'll be right back Don't go away Basically I just answer a on all of them and wait to see the right answer So hang on All right we will get old black and white movies from the 40s for Lisa and like I say any category you want It's Monday night trivia So again you're listening on Friday Thanks I appreciate that but don't call we're alive on Monday Monday night trivia And if it is Monday well then trundle over to the phone 888-876-5593 That's 88 88 Raleigh On WGN radio.
"harlan ellison" Discussed on The Dork Forest
"And then my girlfriend were waiting to get book signed by Harlan Ellison, who was also there. He was having none of that crap. He is a serious author. He would never have his picture taken. Look what I brought for Harlan Ellison. Anyway, that's very appropriate. Wait a minute. Exactly. That old. I've been a hard thing and all of a sudden is known as a hard ass. As a hard ass and sexist and I mean, let me slap someone's ass, Connie Willis. He grabbed Connie Ellis's boob on stage as I recall. I have to look up the incident again, but I think it was a boob. Yeah. She wrote doom state book, right? She's bro doomsday book. She's written, oh, she is so wonderful. She's the first woman. She was, yeah, to say nothing of the dog. Nothing of the dog? Yeah, I love both of those. My two favorite of hers. Yeah, yeah. Well, they're basically the same universe. Yeah. Baby. Yeah, no they are. Okay. Yeah. They're set in the current time in the book is set in Oxford where they have a time traveling division. Yes, they do. They go to the black plague, accidentally, and then they go to this Victorian age. Accidentally. Well, no, the Victorian age is on purpose but the guy like bunks his head and loses his memory. Right. And comedy ensues. I'm like the doomsday book where everything is miserable. Everything is just like, we're not going to go when it's the black play. Clearly, I don't want to go during and I've been inoculated. I've been vaccinated anyway, but it's we're going to go just before it. I just want to do a little social studies about the black flag. And then, of course, a few blows, a chance up in the middle of the black line. So there you go. So anyway, for new game story, we'll get back to game. So I there's the banquet where they're going to give out the world horror words, I believe it's like a little Lovecraft figurine. Okay. And there's different categories and I am sitting at a table. I'm like, I could just go and sit at Neil's table, but I don't have the guts for that. So I'm like, me and my girlfriend, it's like I know some other local authors around there. Sure. And so, okay, so I sit at a table with Trish Kasich. You can check. And she's not as well known, but she's done some wonderful work..
"harlan ellison" Discussed on THE EXPLODING HUMAN with Bob Nickman
"They mentioned a fe lights and they lights with gives with p and these are the chemicals i put in plastics in cosmetics and particularly the pla- things put plastic. So i can flexible like shower. Curtains are always a culprit. You never thought you shower. Curtain was out to get you but evidently like an anaconda because that's the main culprit in decreasing testosterone is the Prevalence of these in our use flame retardants they put in furniture chemicals in Stain or greece repellents Fast food packaging Are all using. These kind of chemicals is even affecting penis length and Anything else says causes. Reproduction itself attributed these chemicals Atrazine a you're probably familiar with that chemicals used for weed killer it's also producing lower sperm counts and quality and processed meats are have been connected to it as well too so those are just some of the things that You think about that They've they've even said some of the references. I've had they said look it's too late if we're gonna be crusade to get these all out of our system right now. We're too late on being able to turn the ship around so we're going to have to look at a world and which reproduction is a very specialized thing. I mean it's gonna affect how we have. We have american culture. Because you know somebody's going to have to take care of you and me in the nursing home and you know they're gonna have to feed us and clean us up and do these other things and we're going to have to have people to be able to do that so that has obvious political implications and things like that if we're not able internally to be able to keep our sustained reminds me. There was a movie years ago. made from harlan ellison novel called a boy and his dog down refried. Yeah oh yeah. I've seen that yet. With don johnson. Don johnson young. They're young don johnson. And that that was a story of you..
"harlan ellison" Discussed on Tommyknockin: Skeleton Cruisin'
"So i think that's how i feel and then we've got grandma grandma doesn't there we'll have to hit the main attractions for it right. There's an episode of a show. I watched it and i would love to rewatch. Remember watching as a kid and and it was run by harlan ellison. Harlan ellison adopted one of my favorite writers. They miss asshole. Harlan ellison. yes. Tommy is a he is he a friend of the show or no harlan ellison. I'd like to think so. Like i feel like he. If listen to podcasts. Few is still alive and i don't know we might not be mean enough for him. Wealthy theocrat thomas. Dane could say that much. That is true. Valid of the flexible bullet. I am going to carry the entire idea foreign with me for the rest of my life. Yeah wayne lindberg great thing. This was a good story. This was i liked a lot. I liked how How stephen king in the next talked about how inspirational basically dislike poop on his head and he described stories as afford it with x flex. Jumping all over. And he's like. I wish to have a better explanation explanation. But i mean and that's all that i can ask you was very stephen king way to explain it and i don't think i'd expect anything else from him point. That is very stephen king. You're absolutely right in can then finally the reach and we reach the end of the book. liked it like we said last week. Great way to wrap the book up. Like i feel it was a real good like little bow on top of everything. Yeah and at the end hans with thanks for coming along with me. I enjoyed it i always do and it was a nice. Follow up to the beginning in the intro when he says commercials over. Grab my arm. Now hold tight. We're going into a number of dark places etcetera etcetera. Just saying thank you so much for coming with me in the end of it. He says the same thing. Know which Which i'll read right now actually what. What are your thoughts on the reach. It was the first episode. What do you think tim. i really enjoyed it. I thought it was nice to finally have the main character be a female. Yes yes yes yes so. I'm sorry it was the last story that he did for it. But i'm glad he finally had one for us and i thought it was just really fun of like her like i'm quite content with my life here on this island but then when she was like okay. I'm ready to move onto the next part of my life. She's ghost the mainland. And that's just the next part of her journey which i just love that whole story. Yeah it's it's good so let's let me ask this question of of of of the panel here today. What if we just take this writing. Just the stories that we have read from this time period in stephen king's life what what do we say about stephen king. How do we summarize like what what stands out seventeen years his life and it really does go back to. What is because that's how he lives it. He can't go grocery shopping without thinking. What if you know even in the disaster. He's he's very suppository person. He's supposed with quite a bit. Yeah it's it's a good. We during the same time of stephen king had a lot going on in his life. I mean he. He was a college student when the earliest pieces of this started and when the last pieces came out he was fucking stephen king right like he had that whole kind of arc in between the sections a neat ways track. That time you know i. I am sure. I've got lots of short things out. There have been a lot of short comic books out there. I don't know putting them all together. Would say about would say about me. But i overall i really enjoyed this book. It had some ups and downs but had some great moments literally. Stick with me forever. I'm going to read this last paragraph real quick. Which is the last thing. Stephen king sort of ends the notes chapter on which i think might be a good way sort of sort of start transitioning into the end of this season which is well. That's it. I don't know about you but every time i come to the end it's like waking up. There's a little sad to lose the dream but everything all around the real stuff works damn good just the same. Thanks for coming along with me. I enjoyed it. I always do if you arrive safe and that you'll come again. Because is that funny butlers. Hasn't that odd newark club. They're always more tales. I gave myself children. Do that tells to now. Eliza we have something that we've set up in the very first episode of this show like half a year and more ago. Yeah and it might fit into the candidate episode. That i wanna really.
"harlan ellison" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
"He knew harlan ellison legendary writer with a continuous ripped cantankerous reputation. It's not easy to say. I always love watching him. What else can he always seemed to speak from the heart. What was the what was he like. Do you have any stories about him. I don't have a lot of stories. I didn't know harland well. I spent two famous days with him. I knew him. I met him through len wean late. Great Comic book writer and creator of wolverine and other wonderful characters. Harlan took a shine to me. He liked me. And i was lucky. and and i made him laugh which was a great honor. I spent thanksgiving with him. I had a couple of phone conversations with him. I didn't get to know him. Well he a little bit enough to be thrilled by it and he would have been terrific guests on this show. Yeah bob silva aloha boys and darah. Do you remember the first movie you ever saw a theater. I think we've covered this before. I think mine. Speaking of john davidson. I think mine was a disney movie. Called the happiest millionaire owe with. I think i think leslie and warren comes to mind. I don't. I remember really early pictures that i saw but i can. I think well. I know i saw. I don't think it was the first move. We're ano- so the incredible mr limpid. While that's yeah that's what sixty sixty five sixty six sixty seven anti may have movie before. Then and i may have seen one of those horrible bob hope movies. Oh that's right. We talked about that was it was. It was it as paradise. Cancel my reservation. One of those are. Did i get a wrong number one of those movies like even when you're two years old watching it you're gonna want the fuck don. Simon wants to know if these are great questions by the way we have to thank everybody for these as we wrap up wind down. If each of you could have lived a life of one of your podcast guests. Who would that have been in. Why i know mine would jimmy webb. Because.
"harlan ellison" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"About a woman who forever changed the science fiction genre. The one and only octavia butler octavia is still butler was born on june. Twenty second nineteen forty seven. Her father lawrence james butler a shoeshiner died when she was very young swat. Tv was raised by her mother. Octavia margaret guy. They lived in pasadena. California octavius mother worked as a maid to support the family as a young child in the nineteen fifties stories. Were octavius escape from reality. America was in a period of transition amidst the post world war. Two boom the rise of the cold war. And the start of the civil rights movement octavia was very shy tall child who kept mostly to herself. She loved books and started writing her own stories. From the age of ten her love of reading was unhindered. By the fact that octavia was dyslexic. Though money was often short to support her daughters interests. Octavius mother picked up books. Wherever she could and helped octavia get a library. Card when octavia was twelve years old. She discovered a genre that would change her life. Science fiction she later said it appealed to me more even than fantasy because it required more thought. More research into things that fascinated me octavia dreamed up alternate universes drawing from sources including astronomy and botany after graduating from high school octavia enrolled at pasadena city college where she earned an associates of arts degree in nineteen sixty eight. She later also studied at california state university los angeles and continued her education via writing programs. She took a course through the screen writers guild. Open door programme with award-winning sci. Fi writer. Harlan ellison and while attending the clarion science fiction writers workshop. She sold her. First story octavia always focused on writing but she also took on other jobs to support herself. She was a telemarketer a dishwasher and even chip inspector in a factory. She would often wake up at two in the morning to right. After five years of rejection octavia sold her first novel. The book entitled pattern master is set in a distant future when humans are equipped with telepathic. Powers it was published the following year and critics applauded the well-built plot. And well developed characters. Soon after octavia published two more novels. Mind of my mind and survivor. Using the money earned from advances on her previous novels octavia took a trip to maryland to research her next award. Winning book kindred she wrote the first and last chapters of the book during a three hour. Wait at a bus station. Kindred is about a young black woman who travels back in time to the nineteenth century us-south to save the life of her white ancestor in a new york times interview. Octavius said she drew inspiration from her. Mother's job she said. I didn't like seeing her. Go through back doors. If my mother hadn't put up with all those humiliations. I wouldn't have eaten very well or lived very comfortably so i wanted to write a novel that would make others feel the history the pain and fear that black people have had to live through in order to endure for some science. Fiction is way to escape problems. In the real world for octavia via science. Fiction was away to shine a light on those problems. She used other worlds to examine real human experiences and address issues facing humanity. Her works touch on the environment race. Theory black feminism queer theory and disability studies. She was a pioneer in the development of africa. Future azam octavia had a powerful certainty and drive in her writing career evidenced in the archives of her work at the huntington library she wrote. I shall be bestselling writer. And i will find the way to do this. So be it. See to it. She was right octavia won many awards including the nineteen eighty four hugo award for best short story and hugo award for best novel. Let in nineteen ninety-five. She received a genius grant from the macarthur foundation. Becoming the first science fiction writer to do so with this grant. She was able to buy a house for her mother and herself. In two thousand five octavia was awarded a place in chicago state. University's international black writers hall of fame by that point. Her books had been translated into at least ten languages selling more than one million copies a year later. In two thousand six octavia died after taking a fall in her washington home. She was fifty eight years old. Since her death octavia butler's writing has become even more popular. Her work is featured on college campuses and there are plans for some of her stories to be adapted for film and television one of her books parable of the sower feels particularly prescient. Set in the twenty twenties. Parable of the sower is based in a world that's largely collapsed due to climate change class inequality in corporate greed. In her work octavia exposed flaws of this world by creating others her uncanny ability to see understand and reveal deep-seated problems continues to inspire and provoke readers today all month. We're talking about storytellers for more on. Why we're doing what we're doing. Check out our newsletter. We'll manica weekly. Follow us on facebook and instagram at encyclopedia manica special. Thanks to lose kaplan my favorite sister and co-creator talk to you tomorrow..
"harlan ellison" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"Spy movies in the sixties. He did Secret agent super dragon a very low budget ears by movie that is probably best known for its mystery science theater version but and for being. Maybe the only spy movie with a scene set in the glamorous location of a bowling alley wisconsin but he was good in it though and and Lucky the inscrutable. He made a good spy hero then and he was good when guest roles on the man from uncle and stuff. But as a leading man in the seventies i he had aged a lot in that decade He's very sweaty throughout dead on target. Which is is kind of against the cockburn utterly cool persona you know like coburn flint would never break a sweat. I feel and he has the set of unruly mop of hair that just feels seventies but not flint. So now i'm getting again into these personal attacks of this actor who i do admire but was not flint. Only only cockburn could really pull that off. I think and the tv movie is a nice curiosity. I'm glad it's included in the ultimate flint collection the dvd sat. It's not on the blu rays so four complete assists. I won't ever sell those. Dvd's even though. I've got the blue raise. Because i still want to own our man flint dead on target. That said it's terrible. Well i very much appreciate having you actually give a review of that film on this podcast. Because i don't know that scott. And i will tackle that one. I can tell you this. There's no need to dig that deep. And i think you have out since tv movie exactly. But it wasn't the first attempt to revive there was a script by harlan ellison of the great Tv writers who. I know you guys are star trek fans. So i'm sure you're city on the edge of forever fans Harlan ellison wrote a third flint. Movie called flint lock and it's published in a book of harlan ellison scripts like you can get this And i'm i really don't know very much about the story behind it like it's not I i couldn't find that much about it. When i was researching flint movies. I know that fox did talk about doing a third flint movie The in and it was even mentioned in variety that that was going to happen at one point but I think the reasons it didn't were a combination of diminishing interest in the spy craze and saw david leading fox in in a real fireball. Which will get to when we talk about the ending of this movie because that kind of led to that but i. I'm assuming that the harlison script was for a tv movie as well..
"harlan ellison" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk
"In every american home now and that was a a a happy accident from us exploring and doing what humans should be doing so we wanted to write a book that focused on back core beliefs of humanity. Doing what it needed to do. In the face of political on trust in the face of the fallout of a third world war and in the seats of catastrophes but back-back guiding principle of you we must progress by exploring must find new places to see that we haven't seen before and what we find in those places is unknown and we don't know if there's going to be like from we don't know if they're going to be plant life and we don't know if i could meet the news and what society forgotten. That's not why we went to the. We went to the moon because we had been married before and that to me is the coolest part about exploration. And that's what we really try to channel as more you know oga of the story. There's more sifi talk so stay. Tuned back on sci fi. Talk tony talada. Yeah because there. That's why you go simple go. You know they've been climbing man's like that forever. You you know ambitious part of this is that there's an audio book to available audio. Which is a great company a show you had to have a narrator all of that and and then to put that together as an audio book hand that part of it come about i mean the whole project it. It's honestly a blessing and you know took to get into all of that like the audio parent. Who's our voice married or in our sound engineer and co wrote the music with me and i don't know if you've listened to any of the audiobook yet but the audiobook immersive. It's an immersive fully founded on fully scored experience. So kyle and i Together scored a twenty two track album. That is that is the score of this audio movie. And then kyle himself has found design and treat it all nineteen chapters into some mercer of audio original and is the most incredible fourteen our experience that you know i've ever seen and i don't just say that because i'm a part of this kyle did the heavy lifting on his own and and it has just come together. It is a experience. That is unlike anything. I've heard before and it goes really excited. Well i i love audiobooks because you can get into them in a way. You can't in a novel because yes some of the pieces are still filled in. But you still have that ability to use your imagination as well and kind of follow the descriptions and you draw your own picture of things and then the sound effects into music just enhances everything. It is very immersive. And that's what. I love about it so That's it sounds really cool. Thanks man and the art in the actual physical book done by t. I mean the the whole production is is just something. That is that that. I haven't really seen before you t and i and i about this the other day in a Another sit down. I had done but the creation of this book of this experience if the book or the audio book was science fiction to like some of the biggest fine fiction writers Fifty years ago. Harlan ellison or even roddenberry or any of these. These grapes the idea that we could have written a book and gotten forty pieces of credible art made from a man who lives in turkey. Well we live in america who speaks no english and we used the internet to communicate and then all that art works for the story crazy production. That is so good story. just right. Dozen happened fifty years ago and that to me is what was really cool about the whole experience was we used technology that finds fiction writers of generation before only dreamed of make.
"harlan ellison" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Right? On its title is Miss America. As in you Mention, as in I Miss America. Whose ideals I was born and raised. Only yesterday it lifted our hearts with boundless optimism. I write. Joe Biden now promises America's quote, darkest days are ahead of us. Close quote. Well, they certainly are if he becomes president. I Miss America, a land where Sonny dreams came true. Before we looked into the opening of a new frontier of space travel. Television was the window through which my generation watched Star Trek which expanded our thinking about life and the universe. I particularly loved one episode of Star Trek. It was the Probably single most award winning It was so they ever did called the city on the edge of forever. My writer friend Harlan Ellison, with whom I used to have dinner all the time. Um In this episode, Starship Enterprise officers beamed down to a planet. His speed erect constantly by earthquakes. Their knowledge shows that it is soon to break apart and be doomed. The people have already fled the world. They escaped through a time machine into the past. A portal that the ships Of temporarily crazed Dr McCoy leaps into and lands back on Earth in the 18 thirties. By the way, I confess That I too, have increasingly been escaping back into the past. Through television portals like Turner Classic movies like Today We've been playing some of this Christmas music, and some of it reaches back into the forties and fifties and absolutely same kind of exercise for me. Go ahead. Was you would find Christmas music that reaches back 2000 years? Yeah, that's true. Certainly in the Middle Ages, certainly in the Renaissance, and so on. But I mean, we have long been celebrating Christmas and it was one of those things that as a culture we generally had in common in common in the sense that Have. People tend to do come together to be friendly to reach out to others to be loving and caring how we have changed in the last few years. And what the implications of that are In any event. We're seeing forces pulling us apart. As boomers like myself. Tend to retreat into the past. And those who are of the New left have embraced the idea of a godless future. In which they will make a heaven on earth with human hands, Forgetting But when you get a human hand you also get a human soul. The human soul is quite capable of sin. I mean, I know the left hold this idea that all beings are good and noble and sweet and therefore there could never be war. There can never be problems that I suppose, is why Communism has killed more than 100. Million people to the girl pendant. I mean, as the old saying, goes when you cease to believe in God. You don't believe in nothing. You believe in anything? You believe in anything that claims to take the place of God, and that is what Marxism in the left had become. They've become a pseudo religion. They have become a faith in which anyone who disagrees with you is evil. It must be done away with in one way or another were silenced. Just in general. Yeah, that's a way of getting rid of people Did Simon the ability even to make a living? I mean, This is a far cry from liberalism. The media still likes to talk about the left as liberalism. The left is no longer liberal liberals believed in debate. Liberals believed in Open thought and discussion. Liberals believed in freedom to write to speak, and so on. Without having your life threatened. Liberals did not believe in mobs in the streets tearing things down. Although the French revolution did The Russian Revolution did Because they believe that they could only accomplish their ends by terror. They had no way of persuading people These lunatic philosophies again if their scientific My ancestors were utopian socialists. They believed in the either him from France and 18 48 to the U. S. As part of a movement called Ikaria, Promethean, Kobe's novel Voy a Caddy. Which depicted a kind of perfect utopian society or everyone was equal. Everything was fair and so on, but it was all voluntary. That's the important thing about the utopians. They would say We're going to set up our society. We're going to show how wonderfully it works, and everyone will be in. Just imitate us. You don't need to put a gun to anybody's head. They will just imitate us because we're right. Well, every single utopia that has been attempted like that has failed. Even in Israel, where they have some of the smartest, most motivated people the world has ever known. They could not make the kibbutz movement work. The socialist utopian communes called Kibbutz is Nowadays is the joke goes in Israel are made up of the Children and grandchildren of the founders who lay around in hammocks all day, while pain a tiny pit bit of their government subsidies. To Arab workers who do the actual work in the commune. It's amazing. I tell you what little we need to take a break here for the end of the hour. Would you be able to hold on until after the news and come back? I know you've got something special lined up for us. And bring you anything, Gary. All right, Little Ponti, Our guest on this Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas, By the way to you and Ellen and we will. We will talk a little bit more when you return. Let's go back to our request list. Let's hear the waitresses. And Christmas wrapping. Forget who this was for. You took the name down so.
"harlan ellison" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"How much money are you greedily grabbing from the deaths of your listeners? That was What I got. I'm not surprised. Okay, said. I mean, the woman looked pretty normal to me, that kind of woman that would go out and hang out with friends and, you know, have a martini lunches and Your business. I sent off a nasty reply. Okay, I did, and I used some colorful language back. She was using colorful language and there's a lot of it. I couldn't share in the air with you. Lay off. You know, I am. I do my research. I tried to get back to the audience. I give them things to think about. I'm not. I'm not pushing an agenda here. I just want people to think. I told her. I said, Do not write me again. Well, that didn't last long, because today I got another gym in the mail or, in the end my inbox wondering what you're thinking now about your boy and he's succumbing to the pandemic You denied. Please take us long as you need and explore everything you can with whatever you can based on your rather poor eighth grade education. Remind you Flows was sending me harassing posts. I only point out one and then this one. She's saying I'm a murderer for putting out conspiracy theories about covert 19. And then she states that my boy Should come to covert 19. I'm immediately thinking to myself, my boy. You mean my son Mitchell All my God, He's got covert, and he didn't tell me. What am I gonna do? I'm worried to death that he's in the hospital, and this woman knows something I don't know. Or whatever I thought, maybe you know Liam was in trouble or something, Okay? Someone is about to threaten my family. Well, of course you read that you wake up. You read that you're thinking. Oh, my God! What's going on here? So after I had a cup of coffee I could clear my head over the whole thing. I looked at what she wrote again. And I realized that when she was saying, my boy He meant President Trump. I'm thinking. Oh, my God. That may be even angrier. I mean, I mean, of course I breathe. Sigh relief. That wasn't my family. But I got angry because I realize that this woman was insinuating that I support Trump and everything he does. And and I'm just thinking myself. Are you kidding me? You mean to tell me that you're thinking that I'm thinking this and that I'm always thinking about Trump, But you're thinking about Trump all the time. You're deranged, baby, You are so deranged. I e just stopped anything. You know, I haven't done anything wrong here just because I think differently, And I like to be unique. That makes me the bad person. Right? And I thought to myself with this woman doesn't look like the type of person who would do this. This can't be true. Then I thought about It was this, uh, title to this story that Harlan Ellison wrote in the book, Strange Wind called Hitler painted roses, and I thought no himself, You know that's true Hitler. You know, in the right light, you'd say. Oh, he was a nice guy. He loved animals. He was always friendly to kids. He do all this do that. And he painted roses. He was an artist and all we've ever paint his roses and sometimes self portraiture and other things, But you know what? He's a Nazi. He's a madman. He was a psycho bat. So anyway, s so I thought about the story that Harlan Ellison wrote. It has nothing to do with basically Hitler painting roses. Only that was a one segment of this 15 page. Short.
"harlan ellison" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Time off. I had a conversation today with a friend of mine. And she said, What's the show about? Listen, Hitler painted roses. What? Hitler painted roses. Harlan Ellison. Oh, yeah. Harlan Ellison Story has nothing Do with what you're talking about, though, as I know, but think about it. You know, everybody said that Hitler you know, it was a bad man. He was ugly. But remember, he started out as an artist and he painted roses. See, that's the thing you need to understand is that you can't always be sure about people right? Especially now. They're always those among us who never suspect that ugly inside thinking creative ways they wish to kill those who disagree with them. I know when I was younger, I was in a low budget horror films, and many people know this. I When I got older, I published a horror fanzine and I was able to run out of theater to show some old seventies grind house movies I showed Don't look in the basement. And beyond the door and make remember those movies. Well, the film beyond the door was a rip off of the exorcist Had Hayley Mills in it. I think that was her name. Right? Hayley Mills, anyway, maybe now Julie Julian Mills. I can't rember her name, but anyway, she was in it rip off of the Exorcist. Still scary, though, but see, it opens with a narrative in the beginning, and the voice is a British man who says Ladies and gentlemen, May I ask you for your attention for just a minute? Soon you'll be caught up in the events taking place on the screen. And when you will forget about me well, almost anyway. You see, I must confess to a certain feeling of propriety towards the story. That's about to begin because you're modest, though it may sound a little weird. I played extremely important part in the proceedings. In fact, without me, that really wouldn't be any story at all. Course you would actually see me. Fortunately, in recent centuries that has gone out of fashion. There was a time when I was always being painted or impersonated in one way or another. As you know, I've always been given the best lines. Over Like all of us, I'd have to learn to adapt What is absurdly called a rational age. But I done so then by well, how shall we say by going underground and no doubt some of you will be rationalists. Skeptics will say Like the little girl in this picture. What you can't see well, certainly doesn't exist. Well, my friends, you go on thinking that as long as you care, because sooner or later one way or another You'll discover your mistake. Anyway. Now I leave you alone in the dark and that my little story take over. Enjoy yourself. Don't forget that stranger sitting on that seat next to you. Could be me. As you watch it, realizing the man speaking to the audience is the devil. But you never know If the person next to you could be the devil. You never know where you come in contact with on a daily basis. As Jesus can appear to be a beggar looking for bread. The devil has a way of disguising himself inside a person. Here's where you get the basis for many of these horror movies where people they're the cruelest to their fellow man. Think about it. Those mild mannered people ones always say hi the ones that look OK, the ones that write you those horrible, horrible letters. Great this horrible post that they put in Facebook. Those are the ones you need to be afraid off. Ones that don't agree with you, and they could think of nasty little things to do to you. Because you don't agree with them. This is where we are now in the world, and it's very, very terrifying to think about it. Do you think of your axe wielding maniac or your chainsaw wielding, masked man? But none of them compare to those people you associate with. Secretly.
"harlan ellison" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"You're listening to ground zero numbers call the night 8777331011. That's 8777331011. We've all had experience right where we've been out some place. We're not wearing a mask or someone decides. They want to be a Karen or or something. You want to come after you and say, why aren't you doing this or why are you doing that? Or they do something even worse to you. Okay. Were they were they know what your political beliefs are, and they'll treat you differently. Or they'll treat you like a subclass or or something else. See, this is what is what, what I find very, very I find it hard to deal with, because it's it terrifies me because I worry about You know how all of this program is going on out there all this brainwashing. He's getting people to think that we're all against one another that we're fighting one another, okay? And and and so you get I get these letters like these get these other things that you know the You know, they could be scary a time. Sometimes I just kind of write them off. But see, you know, when you're in the middle of the riot like we are here in Oregon. I mean, it's kind of died down in the city and moved on to other places, but we're in the middle of the riot. You realize that you know your governor and you're mayor are not doing anything for the criminals. They're not taking the criminals and arresting them, not prosecuting them. But the destroying the city. This is what this What bothers me because if they feel they can get away with that I mean, you used to used to do jail time for vandalism like this used to jail time when you were, you know, meeting on cops for doing this, but now we live in times. Like I say, it's a wild West mentality. I'm reminded of a book. By Harlan Ellison. Is called strange wine, where he shares a short story called Hitler Painted Roses. I've always loved that title because it's true. Hitler was an artist before he ever became a psychopath, and one of his favorite things to paint were roses. But basically the story is not really about Hitler. Painting Roses Kind of is an afterthought. But basically in the story the doors of hell open infamous characters escape. The seated by the portal. Adolf Hitler is so entranced by painting roses on the walls of hell. It isn't bothered to leave doesn't bother to escape. All the notorious killers and maniacs and dictators are free for only a short time. Then they're all pulled back into their place is in sight of hell all except for one woman who escapes because she has unfinished business. I won't give away the plot because this for about 15 pages give or take, maybe was challenged to write that it was also challenged. Use the sentence. Hitler painted Rosen. I've always loved how the title was, You know, kind of standing out there because we think of Hitler. You know, we think of him as a psychopath. He was he was, But history, of course, doesn't tell us about what he was before. Then what's most disconcerting is you never would have known because he was an artist, too often painted roses. They're always those among us who we never suspect her ugly inside thinking creative ways. They wish to kill those who disagree with them and you know, and not going back to that woman That was sending me these these posts. She probably goes about her day talking to her friends having her martini lunches being polite and you know, she's fairly normal individual. However, her politics have made her ugly. She hides her psychopathy well. Maybe not. I mean, after all, she is sending me anything. She's sending these light. I blocked her final because I just It just terrified me that there was somebody out there that thought that this is the way I think What bothers me are people who think for you who's tend to think that this is how you think. Therefore they they say, it is, if it's fact and they spread it, it's a zip. It's fact what it's not. You see? And just because you you you have someone like, for example, David icon the program who says he believes, But Kobe's our hopes. That means I believe it is. Well. Is that true? No, It's not true. If I bring someone on this a Satan is does that make me a saint Nous? No, it does it. It gives you the opportunity here. What a Satan said. If I brought on a white supremacist, would that make me a white supremacist? Would that make me supporting them? No, it wouldn't. It would just give it sure I'd be giving them a platform. But when you want to know what the enemy is thinking before you start assuming that somebody's a racist or a white supremacist, or is that all we do in America now is assume the worst of people and we carried it out is if it's the truth. See, this is what I worry about when I think about due process. Everyone in America is innocent till proven guilty except in American now. America now is different. You're already assumed guilty. And you have to prove your innocence either in a court of law or to the people around you because the court of Public opinion also judges, you By your will you act something as you say, You don't know it. That's how it is. And and and so when you're dealing with people like this You're dealing with those mild mannered people that are just so nice and friendly and kind, but in the dark it on Facebook and start marauding controlling people the way they do. Somewhere Deep down, there's a disconnect. Somewhere deep down, people are ugly and its covert 19 its politics, its a number of things that are giving people an excuse. To be ugly to be monsters, but always remember. Hitler painted roses. 8777331011. That's 8777331011. I'm quite Louis in the city Ground zero and we'll be back..
#19 James Noll The Teacher Author Musician - burst 01
"Trying out short stories always your first story when you I mean not so much the first one that you can. Write maintenance sixteen and Seventeen I was reading science fiction I. there's a there's a story called repent Harlequin said the tiktok man by Harlan Ellison and it was in one of those you know world's greatest science fiction's nineteen, sixty, six, nineteen, Sixty, seven is a collection. And I would read those things back and forth I just loved them. I remember sitting in bed. Reading that story again but TIKTOK man story and I thought I could probably do something like this and And went downstairs and got on the Family Commodore Amiga. which had at that point had been just used for defender of the crown and there was you know a pre wordpress or not were pressed but a pre word program that we had on there and I sat down and wrote a story and it was a science fiction story it was absolutely horrible. It was something about trying to be. Satirical without even knowing satire was at that point is trying to be funny without really having a sense of irony or I had it but I didn't know how to portray it online on on the page. Yeah. and I. Remember. It took it took me a couple of hours and finished it. brought. To my girlfriend at the time I said, hey read this she looked at it. She read it kind of is like, what are you like you should keep trying? All right. At least you didn't say stop. Yeah Yeah exactly. Yeah. It was very nice her was there someone in your family because I mean getting into English and you're talking about some of the books that you read and then into writing? was there someone in your family that? Product you towards. Your joy for reading. Would you even define it as a joy for reading because absolute our devour books? Yep well, maybe not as fast as some people but yeah, I am constantly reading Yeah my mother she she got me into reading very very early I I. What I finally decoded everything figured it out. I, brought a stack of my. You know my doctor seuss books down to her while she was watching the. Cable Net. So I think and just started reading to her out loud and and from that point on there was always a there's always book around it was something that I could always retreat to I didn't know it at the time but just personality wise I'm fairly introverted doesn't mean that I don't like people just means I need to have some alone time and that's where I would get it. I could go home. I'd read a Stephen King Book Re. Short Stories I. Got Into. A. Clockwork. Orange. And all those dystopia novels and you could use that to kind of relax and recharge by between her and my brother. My brother was the one who also use like, Hey, you should read this your one flew over the CUCKOO's nest. Now here's a coke orange like I said, hey, did you get the new Stephen King? They would just feed me stuff and then you know there's All over the house and so I just had my pick I just walk around and you know. GonNa re I didn't know Stephen King wrote four books. You pick that one up and move on from there and then start developing your own tastes and and move on. I think you might mention of it. What was your first piece of writing that you handed into someone besides your girlfriend for a critique? That was junior year. and we're supposed to write a fictional story I ended up fictionalized event that. You know that we want to up at my mother's Relatives House up in Jersey and that crashed and burned really really. Well, it's. I was I was up against another kid in class meaning we we've been partners. and. He wrote this amazing piece of course and then and he wrote I of course to read his out loud and then I read mine and it was just frigates. Suddenly found in this as well But he you know go ahead go ahead. Well I. got the feedback that that at the time. I needed you know. Every writer when they go into writing for the first time especially that age you don't know what revision means you don't know really what constructive feedback means, and so that's that's what the teacher is trying to say look it's not going to be perfect. The first time this is a rough draft, and so you get the positive stuff in the negative stuff and you go back and Redo it and I I went back and wrote a different story instead because I was embarrassed and I didn't know how to you know handle that particular situation. But I I, I, put it through three or four drafts, and then my teacher was like, yeah, that's what I'm talking about it. That's that's how you do it, and so you learn from those particular situations. How is your your balance of confidence with your writing even though it needed Some revision is standing there in reading in front of your your classmates, the confidence. Could did you have a balanced with that because personally I remember my first year university might first communications class in my knees were shaking and I was scared forty people in the class I looked at my communication Susan. Shut up. Even. Though I had a paper here in front of me. How was your balance with that? Probably. Mighty pen. Yeah, exactly you know naked in front of the class. Yeah well, that's that's exactly I. I. Don't know if if my voice was shaking, my knees were knocking at that point I? Do Remember one of the things I was trying to make sound. Funny. Did Not come off as funny. and there is just silence and it was that the that feeling in the pit of your stomach in front of your, you know this is an advanced English class eleventh grade and. I was like Oh man I blew it. You know from that point on he's going to. And finishes. Waiting for you to be over. And there's been plenty of those moments too. Yeah exactly especially following the other guy who? It was he was I. think he ended up being the Valedictorian and just he just knew what he was doing at an early age You know. There wasn't any ever like any jealousy of my my half. I was just always like man he's so much better. But that takes humility right like just to say no. That guy's talented. Suppose just recognizing it. Yeah. Recognizing I mean acknowledged that wow, that guy's talented I have some ways to go. Yeah and Also. Just being a nice person but also I think. It wasn't a secret how good he was everybody knew that because he was he was killing across all of the subjects and it was just one of those things I have no idea where this guy came from it he's amazing. and I think he had transferred over freshman year so we didn't know. Nobody knew who why non horses exactly. Wow. You're awesome in everybody's Askar you. Just for you just to realize, okay, you gotta work on it a little bit more and then you'll succeed. Yeah that's why people like that exist. It's it's. A It's what gives you drive sometimes I. I gotta hit that level. So after university, what was your? What was your mission? I was a drummer and punk rock bands and we were touring up and down the east coast playing basements in bars and small clubs, and we recorded a whole bunch of albums and that was what we were trying to do. I did that for about three and a half four years? Yeah. Yeah Absolutely yeah. It in me see in. One of the band's had a few in there even though I did not play guitar if I got a base and I kind of plunked around and figure out what the notes were and showed it to the guys who knew better than me and we fashion. A song out of that, I could I could yell scream. Or sorry y'all sing. With some sort of melody in there, some sort of harmony. Another band was I started getting more confident. Now is a fifty percent songwriter with that group. and then you know, 'cause you hop around from band abandoning. You know they last a year or two so that there was another band you know those those I who were punk rock ish or just rock bands then got into like an old country band where I was a one third singing partner in writing partner. After that, I got kind of got tired of of writing and I just WANNA play drums. I played A. Backup not. WanNa sing right now I, just want to play drums. I'm already doing five things at once and adding in their six so. Let. Me just play drums but yeah, it was it was a Lotta Fun. How much will even bringing up the confidence level? How much was that good for you to be on stage? I mean. Did that add
"harlan ellison" Discussed on WhyWeWork BrianVee
"So what was your hope to be a writer or to be a teacher or did you not know? I was getting into writing at that point I I had been since I was sixteen or seventeen I didn't know. I didn't know how to write a a right well, for academic stuff. I was writing fiction, but you know it's. Sixteen and seventy. Yeah. Yeah. Trying out short stories always your first story when you I mean not so much the first one that you can. Write maintenance sixteen and Seventeen I was reading science fiction I. there's a there's a story called repent Harlequin said the tiktok man by Harlan Ellison and it was in one of those you know world's greatest science fiction's nineteen, sixty, six, nineteen, Sixty, seven is a collection. And I would read those things back and forth I just loved them. I remember sitting in bed. Reading that story again but TIKTOK man story and I thought I could probably do something like this and And went downstairs and got on the Family Commodore Amiga. which had at that point had been just used for defender of the crown and there was you know a pre wordpress or not were pressed but a pre word program that we had on there and I sat down and wrote a story and it was a science fiction story it was absolutely horrible. It was something about trying to be. Satirical without even knowing satire was at that point is trying to be funny without really having a sense of irony or I had it but I didn't know how to portray it online on on the page. Yeah. and I. Remember. It took it took me a couple of hours and finished it. brought. To my girlfriend at the time I said, hey read this she looked at it. She read it kind of is like, what are you like you should keep trying? All right. At least you didn't say stop. Yeah Yeah exactly. Yeah. It was very nice her was there someone in your family because I mean getting into English and you're talking about some of the books that you read and then into writing? was there someone in your family that? Product you towards. Your joy for reading. Would you even define it as a joy for reading because absolute our devour books? Yep well, maybe not as fast as some people but yeah, I am constantly reading Yeah my mother she she got me into reading very very early I I. What I finally decoded everything figured it out. I, brought a stack of my. You know my doctor seuss books down to her while she was watching the. Cable Net. So I think and just started reading to her out loud and and from that point on there was always a there's always book around it was something that I could always retreat to I didn't know it at the time but just personality wise I'm fairly introverted doesn't mean that I don't like people just means I need to have some alone time and that's where I would get it. I could go home. I'd read a Stephen King Book Re. Short Stories I. Got Into. A. Clockwork. Orange. And all those dystopia novels and you could use that to kind of relax and recharge by between her and my brother. My brother was the one who also use like, Hey, you should read this your one flew over the CUCKOO's nest. Now here's a coke orange like I said, hey, did you get the new Stephen King? They would just feed me stuff and then you know there's All over the house and so I just had my pick I just walk around and you know. GonNa re I didn't know Stephen King wrote four books. You pick that one up and move on from there and then start developing your own tastes and and move on. I think you might mention of it. What was your first piece of writing that you handed into someone besides your girlfriend for a critique? That was junior year. and we're supposed to write a fictional story I ended up fictionalized event that. You know that we want to up at my mother's Relatives House up in Jersey and that crashed and burned really really. Well, it's. I was I was up against another kid in class meaning we we've been partners. and. He wrote this amazing piece of course and then and he wrote I of course to read his out loud and then I read mine and it was just frigates. Suddenly found in this as well But he you know go ahead go ahead. Well I. got the feedback that that at the time. I needed you know. Every writer when they go into writing for the first time especially that age you don't know what revision means you don't know really what constructive feedback means, and so that's that's what the teacher is trying to say look it's not going to be perfect. The first time this is a rough draft, and so you get the positive stuff in the negative stuff and you go back and Redo it and I I went back and wrote a different story instead because I was embarrassed and I didn't know how to you know handle that particular situation. But I I, I, put it through three or four drafts, and then my teacher was like, yeah, that's what I'm talking about it. That's that's how you do it, and so you learn from those particular situations. How is your your balance of confidence with your writing even though it needed Some revision is standing there in reading in front of your your classmates, the confidence. Could did you have a balanced with that because personally I remember my first year university might first communications class in my knees were shaking and I was scared forty people in the class I looked at my communication Susan. Shut up. Even. Though I had a paper here in front of me. How was your balance with that? Probably. Mighty pen. Yeah, exactly you know naked in front of the class. Yeah well, that's that's exactly I. I. Don't know if if my voice was shaking, my knees were knocking at that point I? Do Remember one of the things I was trying to make sound. Funny. Did Not come off as funny. and there is just silence and it was that the that feeling in the pit of your stomach in front of your, you know this is an advanced English class eleventh grade and. I was like Oh man I blew it. You know from that point on he's going to. And finishes. Waiting for you to be over. And there's been plenty of those moments too. Yeah exactly especially following the other guy who? It was he was I. think he ended up being the Valedictorian and just he just knew what he was doing at an early age You know. There wasn't any ever like any jealousy of my my half. I was just always like man he's so much better. But that takes humility right like just to say no. That guy's talented. Suppose just recognizing it. Yeah. Recognizing I mean acknowledged that wow, that guy's talented I have some ways to go. Yeah and Also. Just being a nice person but also I think. It wasn't a secret how good he was everybody knew that because he was he was killing across all of the subjects and it was just one of those things I have no idea where this guy came from it he's amazing. and I think he had transferred over freshman year so we didn't know. Nobody knew who why non horses exactly. Wow. You're awesome in everybody's Askar you. Just for you just to realize, okay, you gotta work on it a little bit more and then you'll succeed. Yeah that's why people like that exist. It's it's. A It's what gives you drive sometimes I. I gotta hit that level. So after university, what was your? What was your mission? I was a drummer and punk rock bands and we were touring up and down the east coast playing basements in bars and small clubs, and we recorded a whole bunch of albums and that was what we were trying to do. I did that for about three and a half four years?.
Octavia E. Butler born - June 22, 1947
"June twenty, second, nineteen, forty seven. Science fiction author Octavia e Butler was born in Pasadena California. Butler addressed themes of gender sexuality and race through her speculative fiction over the course of her writing career. She received several awards, including the Hugo and Nebula awards. Butler's mother was a domestic worker in growing up Butler recognised racism and economic inequity that affected her family. By the time she was ten. She was already writing her own stories anti. She was interested in science, fiction, magazines and stories. As a young adult Butler pursuit pass besides writing and work temporary jobs, but she wrote when she wasn't working. Through the open door program at the writers guild. Butler was able to attend a class taught by science fiction author Harlan Ellison. He encouraged her to pursue writing further by attending clearing and science fiction writers workshop in Pennsylvania. Though Ellison had offered to publish one of her stories in an anthology. That anthology was never published. When she left Clarion, she began working on the novels that became part of the pattern EST series. The book in this series published by Doubleday. Nineteen, seventy six was patterned master in the book. telepathic people known as pattern EST are dominant over mute spor, non telepathic humans as well as over mutated humans call Clark's. The next two books in the series mind of my mind and survivor or published, nineteen, seventy, seven and nineteen, seventy eight. The books sold will, but she took a break from the series to right kindred. In the novel, a Black Woman named Dana travels back in time to slavery era Maryland there she meets a white ancestor, whom she has to repeatedly rescue to make sure that he survives. But her trouble, placing the book with the publisher, because it didn't fit neatly into the science fiction category, but in one thousand, nine, hundred ninety nine doubleday published kindred as fiction. The book was received well when it was published, and it became a text that students read in high schools across the US. After kindred Butler continued to publish books in the pattern master series, including wild seed and clay's Ark. Many of her characters were black women, and she explored themes like control and post colonialism in dystopia settings. In one, thousand, nine, hundred four, she won a Hugo Award for the short story speech sounds and blood child when the Nebula Hugo and locus awards. But worked on Zeno. Genesis trilogy in the late Nineteen Eighties and in the one thousand, nine, hundred ninety, she published parable of the sower and parable of the talents, which followed the protagonist Lauren Amina as she escapes a walled community in Fouls Inoue. Butler once said quote I don't write utopia science fiction because I don't believe that imperfect humans can form a perfect society. Fledgling a science fiction vampire novel published in Two Thousand Five. Was Butler's last publication. She died of a stroke in two thousand and six.
"harlan ellison" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Two weeks ago. name's Quincy our goal but you can call me uncle or. for the day. personal favorite the lease. god in just as annoying thank god. okay so oracle appeared on Scooby doo all right this is the last one and this is got to be this one is even crazier than Harlan Ellison. this one is even more insane in the Harlan Ellison one is nuts. I ate it the man from another place for people don't know who that is. if the little person who lives in the who lives in the red room. twin peaks. and speaks backwards essentially what about a dozen there in the red room everybody this. of all the media franchise in the universe one of the most one of the least likely seeming to cross over with Scooby doo is David Lynch and mark frost cult nineties classic. Twin Peaks an episode of Scooby doo mystery incorporated entitled stand and deliver it had Scooby falling asleep and wake. and waking up in the red room. where he is confronted by the man from another place the diminutive fellow who dropped cryptic clues to Dale Cooper in the series. they even cut the actor Michael J. Anderson surprises role for the voice acting this is outstanding do we have a little bit of this. we found you guys that monster's freak seems to be where I'm ready to wake up now. wow.
"harlan ellison" Discussed on WGN Radio
"I don't have a huge crush on her as Velma. written by James Gunn I know it's not good he wanted to be like an R. rated comedy they were like well we got to make it for the kids I I think it's a great I think it's an awesome god. all right. yeah I know I was a full on adult when that movie came out and I thought it was terrible. both of them. I don't know. sugar ray was a night for cry forgot that she was in the first year was that doesn't surprise me that they were in the first one mark McGrath. yeah who would go on to the host extra for now good for him yeah good I like mark McGrath I think mark McGrath I actually got very funny I actually think he's very funny and very talented and. yeah I don't know if you know this little known fact about mark McGrath problem. he is if the all time champion on rock rock and roll jeopardy. really yes not bad mark McGrath the all time champion on at all time champion of rock and roll jeopardy is mark McGrath. but yeah that song. all the things she says a things got in a way is thrown out the window that's when it's over I love that song. did did did the triple play person request that as was part of the triple play. of the day and take a look here okay scroll back a little bit who recorded who requested the sugar ray has come to us from Jay isn't mark progress no. so J. requested that yes that's correct okay. that's fine I don't think I don't feel any way it except for the except for when it's over which I did I I absolutely love that song. it's like the most reduce one of those ridiculously catchy songs ever. the requested to did demographic crisis no no no. man. you get it you're gonna get some other yeah well I do a deep cuts yeah all right. sugar ray appeared in the Scooby doo well it's a it's a nice connection there to what we're talking about a very good connection Scooby doo. all right. all right we we're we're wrapping this whole weird guests. weird special guests on on be do art this one I I don't I don't even know what to say about this one Harlan Ellison. Harlan Ellison was on Scooby doo Scooby doo mystery incorporated really got weird with guest stars and cameos but one of the most perplexing. is the notoriously idiosyncratic sci fi writer Harlan Ellison in the first season episode the shrieking madness. the whole thing is a love Kraft Ralph and Alice invoices himself the animal and the animators D. age to him to his nineteen seventies appearance and made him an instructor at the fictional Darryl university. when one of the students pose it is a mythical elder god from beyond space and time char guard got the can the gang leans on Ellison's vast experience to expose the fraudulent tentacle beast. you got to be kidding me. do you have a little of this Harlan Ellison on Scooby doo. and got carried away fans it is still going to be non by rabid rats yes someone could write a book how about a bully and his fans by Harlan Ellison and H. P. eight craft I was thinking something more along the lines of show cool rock hard FOR the friend that has no hold day. that's insane it's hilarious. really crazy and that's him that's the great Harlan Ellison. wow. I think with the I mean the the target audience of this is not it depends no idea who Harlan Ellison as nope. okay. I am looking at the next one is Steve coal. the currently airing Scooby doo and guess who is leaning in a hard on the guest star gimmick with a wide variety of name showing up to solve mysteries alongside the leads one of the most bizarre episodes aired on where it was when cold bots go bad. family matters annoying neighbor Steve oracle voiced by Julie all white of course called up the mystery machine for some help tracking down one of the rogue androids he would employ to try to win the heart of lore Winslow. sit com so is Laura Winslow the one that he would come over to the house and break things because he was in love with her yeah. of course they help me out and face off with the villain called the techno Manser who was responsible for the hay wire robot. we have the vertical I'm..
"harlan ellison" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"It's the award season. Let's have some awards, shall we? And also had like, some drinks and absent dinner, and maybe even desert if they don't clear it away while I'm off trying to talk to a writer one last time. Howdy. I'm Jeff Goldsmith. Then this is the QNA. My agenda is simple each week. I plan to bring you in-depth insights into the creative process of storytelling, you might have giggled. But that was a traumatic moment at the WG awards kids as I had my desert in my last free, drink, and my wine all taken away when I was up for like five minutes trying to talk to a writer, and I'm still not even sure if I fully recovered folks, I got to give a special thanks to all the fine folks of the writers guild of America West for continuing to allow me to bring you. They're awesome award show. It really means a lot to me to be able to bring my listeners right into the room. So thanks again to the w west now, there are limitations. I actually am not allowed to podcast the entire show. So I've had to make some tough choices here and there and one of the easy things that I did was to cut out all of the nominees being named now. I hate. Doing this because it means so much to actually get a nomination, it, isn't accomplishment, but doing that actually allowed me to add more awards speeches. So it had to be done. But that's why you'll hear me abruptly cut straight to the winner. When it comes time to announce the nominees. I apologize profusely to all the winners speeches. I had to cut because I did have to lose a few of those as well to hit my time, but agreed to certain guidelines and had to stick to them. If you wanna watch some of the speeches, you could check out the WGN's YouTube channel and their website as well. So encourage you to seek that out now at one point during the show, you'll hear a clip of a writer talking about being interviewed for a DVD bonus feature wanting to get paid for that interview since you're hearing it, and you can't see the titles on the screen that we were shown I would just like to point out that it is a great clip of writer Harlan Ellison who passed away in twenty eight teen, and it's from the two thousand eight documentary about Harlan that was made by Eric Nelson called dreams with sharp teeth, which I hope.
MIT researchers use Reddit to create the first "psychopath AI"
"The bbc is reporting on an mit research team that has created an ai that is clinically psychopathic because why exactly they call the ai norman as in norman bates and how did they turn norman the i into a psychopath well and as far as i can tell this is true unless this is some sort of elaborate joke that i'm falling for but the researchers trained norman by turning him loose on the darker and weirder sub read it's when they subsequently showed rohrschack test ink blots to norman and asked him to describe what he saw where normal wellbalanced a is would describe say a black and white photo of a red and white umbrella which is weirdly philosophically interesting on its own norman would say he saw a man getting electrocuted while trying to cross a busy street or if a normal ai descr ink blot as a close up of a wedding cake on a table norman would describe that same image as a man killed by a speeding driver professor i add ron part of the three person team from mit media lab which developed norman told the bbc quote it highlights the idea that the data we use to train ai is reflected in the way the eye perceives the world and how it behaves data matters more than the algorithm and quote please tell me that these researchers have at least a passing familiarity with harlan ellison's classic sci fi horror novella i have no mouth and i must scream or maybe with rokos besse list's links to both of those concepts in the show notes in case you're not familiar so i can see why it would be useful to understand how in a i could become evil just as i can at least theoretically see the academic utility of like genetically or biologically n.