Harlan Ellison, the legendary sci-fi writer, critic, editor, curmudgeon and -- of course, writer of the classic Star Trek: The Original Series episode "The City on the Edge of Forever" and also IDW Publishing's current "The City on the Edge of Forever" comic book adaptation -- has suffered a stroke. Ellison's wife, Susan, confirmed the news on Sunday, on Ellison's official site. She wrote, "I will make this brief. A couple of days ago Harlan had a stroke. He’s in the hospital. His right side is paralyzed. He’s comfortable–as possible. We will keep you up-to-date with his progress. With all kindness – Susan."
StarTrek.com and thousands of Star Trek fans saw Ellison in August at Creation Entertainment's Official Star Trek Convention, and he was in typical form, blunt, talking a blue streak and full of energy. According to friends who have seen or spoken to Ellison following his stroke, his mind is sharp, his speech is normal and he's cracking jokes, which sounds encouragining.
Please join StarTrek.com in wishing Ellison a full and speedy recovery.