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Harlan Ellison address fans at Minicon 41 (photo ©David Dyer-Bennet)

The news came of the death of writer and screenwriter Harlan Ellison: the cause hasn’t been released but he died yesterday in his sleep.

Harlan Ellison’s character was certainly not easy but behind his disputes there was an artist who worked in various ways, sometimes not easy to notice immediately. He wrote very few novels so his visibility has always been lesser than that of many colleagues and the fact that he became famous and appreciated for the courage of his works says a lot about his importance in the field of science fiction.

The Tuunbaq creature in We Are Gone (Image courtesy AMC Studios / Amazon. All rights reserved)

“We Are Gone” is the tenth and last episode of the TV show “The Terror”, an adapatation of a novel by Dan Simmons with the same title, and follows “The C, the C, the Open C”.

Note. This article contains spoilers about “We Are Gone”.

Captain Francis Crozier (Jared Harris) tries to undermine the control that Cornelius Hickey (Adam Nagaitis) has on the mutineers in the hope of ending the conflict among the survivors of Franklin’s expedition and the acts of cannibalism. The showdown can’t leave the Tuunbaq creature out.

Thomas Blanky (Ian Hart) in The C, the C, the Open C (Image courtesy AMC Studios / Amazon. All rights reserved)

“The C, the C, the Open C” is the ninth episode of the TV show “The Terror”, an adapatation of a novel by Dan Simmons with the same title, and follows “Terror Camp Clear”.

Note. This article contains spoilers about “The C, the C, the Open C”.

While Lady Jane Franklin (Greta Scacchi) asks again for help to begin an expedition to rescue the crews of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror ships, Captain Francis Crozier (Jared Harris) tries to keep his men alive without losing their humanity. Cornelius Hickey (Adam Nagaitis) does’t hesitate to resort to cannibalism to feed the mutineers who followed him.

Commander James Fitzjames (Tobias Menzies) in Terror Camp Clear (Image courtesy AMC Studios / Amazon. All rights reserved)

“Terror Camp Clear” is the eighth episode of the TV show “The Terror”, an adapatation of a novel by Dan Simmons with the same title, and follows “Horrible from Supper”.

Note. This article contains spoilers about “Terror Camp Clear”.

Captain Francis Crozier (Jared Harris) and Commander James Fitzjames (Tobias Menzies) go to the stone cairn to update the information previously left so that someone can find out what happened to Franklin’s expedition. When they return to the camp, they find it practically in a state of war because of the intrigue by Cornelius Hickey (Adam Nagaitis) and the paranoia stressed by the fog that has fallen over the area.

Lt. John Irving (Ronan Raftery) in Horrible from Supper (Image courtesy AMC Studios / Amazon. All rights reserved)

“Horrible from Supper” is the seventh episode of the TV show “The Terror”, an adapatation of a novel by Dan Simmons with the same title, and follows “A Mercy”.

Note. This article contains spoilers about “Horrible from Supper”.

In April 1848 the survivors of Franklin’s expedition abandon the ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror to walk to safety. Captain Francis Crozier (Jared Harris) is persuaded by Dr. Henry Goodsir (Paul Ready) that canned food is poisoning men and as soon as possible sends small teams hunting for possible arctic animals.