Harlan Ellison, author of many SFF works, passed away June 27, 2018, at the age of 84.
He had written a multitude of short stories and novels, as well as TV episodes such as "The City on the Edge of Forever" from Star Trek.
For a brief time, I was here; and, for a brief time, I mattered.
Like the wind crying endlessly through the universe, Time carries away the names and the deeds of conquerors and commoners alike. And all that we are, all that remains, is in the memories of those who cared we came this way for a brief moment.