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Brewster Rockit by Tim Rickard for August 20, 2018

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    ClarkKent46  7 months ago

    You sure got that right.

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    PoodleGroomer  7 months ago

    The electronic scream heard throughout the multiverse.

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    therese_callahan2002  7 months ago

    Personally, I think the strip’s tributes to Carrie Fisher and Steve Jobs were way better than this one.

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    Tue Elung-Jensen  7 months ago

    Yes, but they are actual slaves – not theoretical slaves.

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    WMORAN1  7 months ago

    He edited a book called ‘Dangerous Visions,’ a collection of original science fiction stories too controversial for any other venue.

    You could put any of those stories in a 6th Grade reading collection today.

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    lms1231  7 months ago

    I read that story in college, and have been hooked on Ellison ever since.

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    realexander Premium Member 7 months ago

    If Harlan Ellison was a sinner, his punishment will probably be to be stuck in the same room with Gene Roddenberry for all eternity.

    That would be Gene Roddenberry’s punishment too.

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    cdnalor  7 months ago

    It’s more addiction than enslavement. No one is obliged to spend the day watching cat videos and reading celebrity tweets.

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    Cuckooman Premium Member 7 months ago

    a rare insightful comment from Brewster….

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    Ermine Notyours  7 months ago

    I’ve thought of variants of “I have no [body part] and I must [function].”

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    Radish Premium Member 7 months ago

    Cliff doesn’t scream when his mouth is full of food.

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    corzak  7 months ago

    My favorite Harlan Ellison short was “Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman.

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    Richard L. Johnston  7 months ago

    A very disturbing story. It will haunt you.

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    waltermgm  7 months ago

    Is it really slavery when you voluntarily sign up (and even pay for the privilege)?

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    ChessPirate  7 months ago

    “I have no bars and I must scream!”

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    InquireWithin  7 months ago

    I have no connection and I must meme.

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    Dragoncat Premium Member 7 months ago

    I swear, that has to be the smartest thing Brewster has ever said.

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    Drunken Squirrel Premium Member 7 months ago

    Harlan Ellison also liked to file lawsuits at the drop of a hat. He’d probably sue Tim Rickard for using his name without permission.

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    Stephen Gilberg  7 months ago

    I have no fingers and I must text?

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    Charlie Tuba  7 months ago

    He also wrote “City on the Edge of Forever” (STOS).

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    Dragoncat Premium Member 7 months ago

    I still miss Sidney Sheldon.

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    eddi_tbh  7 months ago

    He worked in the TV and Movie business. He knew all about the addictive power of passive media. Check out his essays, “The Glass Teat.”

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    mauser7  7 months ago

    And, “The Other Glass Teat”.

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    mauser7  7 months ago

    I think some of Harlan’s problems came from two issues. His writing could run hot and cold, lots of work or none. And his temper wasn’t too steady either, not that he was rude or uncivilized, just a bit blunt at times. Which was part of the charm too. Getting to see him in person at a con was one of the highlights of my teen years. He was also a great editor and helped a lot of young writers break in with the Dangerous Visions anthologies.

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    Jonathan Bridge Premium Member 7 months ago

    See Calvin and Hobbes- 10/11/1986

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    lee85736  7 months ago

    I reread “The Deathbird” from “Deathbird Stories” every couple of years. Highly recommend it.

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