Because I dedicated the book to him, I sent him a copy, with a letter saying, “I have no expectation that you’ll read this, but this book literally wouldn’t exist without your books, and it means a lot to be able to send it to you.”
Several months went by, and I thought nothing else of it.
Then I got a letter from Harlan Ellison, who said that he did read the book. And that he liked the book. And that he had added the book to his library.
So that was pretty cool.