September 19, 1998

Post #746 – 19980919

Having just picked up a used copy of Borgel, I noticed something I hadn’t noticed the first time I read it: that it was dedicated to Harlan Ellison (my other favorite author). Is Ellison a friend of yours? Does he like your books (I understand he’s tough to please)? And do you like his?

Daniel replies:

Harlan Ellison is like a cuddly Komodo Dragon that loves you. He subtly let me know by constantly mentioning it that he wanted me to dedicate a book to him. So I asked his permission. He acted like it was a big imposition on my part, which is how I knew he was pleased with the idea. He's just a big pussycat.