Harlan Ellison Discusses “The Glass Teat” Live Thursday Jan 19th
This Thursday in L. A. famous Sci-Fi author Harlan Ellison will discuss his opinions on television and the effect it has on society at large. The title comes from his previous column of the same name. The Glass Teat appeared regularly in the underground newspaper The Los Angeles Free Press from 1968-1970, and was later collected into a book of essays.
Most well known for his Sci Fi and speculative fiction, Ellison also wrote a few well-known televesion episodes, including work on The Outer Limits, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and the Star Trek episode The City On The Edge Of Forever, which went on to become the most popular original series episode. He is known as a scathing critic of many forms of media, and his essays from The Glass Teat hold up to modern criticism of television.
I leave you with a challenge: If you love Sci Fi but haven’t read I Have No Mouth Yet I Must Scream, read it now. No, don’t read the wikipedia article. Read the story first. It’s short. If it doesn’t give you chills, you may not be human.