Re: Harlan Ellison, thoughts?
HE is very hit and miss with me. Started his novel SPIDER KISS but couldn't get into it and so placed it back on the shelf. "I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream" was the only story I enjoyed in the collection of the same name. His famous stories tend to be the best: "Jeffty Is Five", which I read in F&SF's Harlan Ellison issue impressed me much more than I had expected, "Shattered Like A Glass Goblin" was great but don't remember why, and "Deathbird" rolled tears down my face. Admittedly I've read only a fraction of his output and need to read more. I've skimmed a friend's copy of THE GLASS TEAT and would very much like to fine a copy of that someday.