Re: City on the Edge Redux
Ellison in his own words
If [director J.J.] Abrams — with whom I’m currently on strike — or anyone else at Paramount or elsewhere, thinks they’re going to use my creations — whether the City, the Guardians, Sister Edith Keeler or any elements created by Harlan Ellison … they had damned well better lose the unilateral arrogance, get in touch with me or my agent Marty Shapiro and be prepared to pay for the privilege of mining the lode I own.
This was back when the rumors hit the net about Abrams using the Guardian, which turned out to be false. Note that the article I linked to reports incorrectly that this was happening.
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