This page was made purely to save my suffering e-mail inbox. If you've
written an adaptation of an Ellison story, if you want to tell Harlan
what you think of his work, if you loaned him 10 bucks in the fifth grade
and want him to pay up, there's an easy way to send the man a message.
Mail the HERC.
The HERC, or Harlan Ellison Recording Collection, is how Harlan sells
his spoken-word recordings and out-of-print (remaindered) books. I can't
make any promises, but mail sent to HE via the HERC will usually find
its way to him. The address is:
c/o The Harlan Ellison Recording Collection
P.O. Box 55548
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413-0548
Be sure and include a self-addressed, stamped
envelope, and be aware that any stories/poems/novels will most
likely be returned to sender unread. Be patient as well!
IF YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHER OR FILM PRODUCER, AND YOU WISH TO REACH HARLAN
ELLISON, HIS LITERARY AGENT IS RICHARD CURTIS ASSOCIATES, INC. IN NEW YORK CITY; FOR SERIOUS
COMMUNIQUES OR QUERIES DEALING WITH FILM OR MOTION PICTURE OFFERS, HIS HOLLYWOOD AGENT
SHAPIRO AT SHAPIRO-LICHTMAN-STEIN AGENCY IN BEVERLY HILLS.
NOTE: DO NOT BOTHER THESE PEOPLE WITH IDLE LETTERS
OR COMMENTS OR PERSONAL REQUESTS. THEY ARE NOT MAIL DROPS FOR HARLAN.
THEY ARE HIS PROFESSIONAL, INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES. THEY DO NOT ACCEPT
PERSONAL MAIL OR FANNISH FOLDEROL. NO AUTOGRAPHS, PHOTOS, REQUESTS TO
DONATE MATERIAL OR AUCTION ITEMS! ONLY PROFESSIONAL MATTERS SHOULD BE
DIRECTED TO CURTIS OR SHAPIRO. ALL OTHER REQUESTS, INCLUDING SOLICITATIONS
FOR REPRINTS OF ELLISON WRITINGS, SHOULD BE DIRECTED PERSONALLY TO HARLAN
ELLISON THROUGH THE RECORDING COLLECTION (HERC) NOTED DIRECTLY ABOVE.
If you have an emergency need to contact Harlan, or would like to
request more information, feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com.
Note that this e-mail address is only for emergencies and info.
Harlan has asked me to make it perfectly clear that I am NOT his Internet
mail drop! I'm also not his personal courier or fax service, so please
consider how much time this blasted thing takes up without ferrying
messages to the man and if you have a message to give him do me the
courtesy of putting an address and stamp on the goddamn thing yourself!