Memos from Nirvana

Last year, I put together a short anthology called “Voices of the Dead”, which I dedicated to Harlan Ellison because Ellison’s work was a huge influence on me at several key points in my writing life (including the decision to actually take up a writing life).

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.