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Boy and His Dog, a (1969) [Novella]
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Published in Harlan Ellisonís 1969 short-story collection, The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, "A Boy and His Dog" is one of the authorís own favorite works. Critics also appreciated the story, and it won the 1969 Nebula Award (awarded by Science Fiction Writers of America) for Best Novella. Six years later, it was adapted as a Hugo Award-winning film, with Don Johnson starring as Vic. "A Boy and His Dog" is considered one of Ellisonís most compelling stories, and the author expanded it into a novel in 1989.

In post-apocalyptic America, the surface is the province of the roverpaks, bands of feral human males teamed with intelligence-enhanced dogs, descendants of those bred for military use in the war that drove civilization underground. A lucky encounter with a thrill-seeking female from the world below draws Vic and his telepathic mutt Blood "down the rabbit hole" to an encounter with the remnants of pre-war civilization. But like Huck Finn, Vic doesn't much like being civilized...

Originally published in the collection The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, New York: Avon, 1969.

Original title: A Boy and His Dog
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionBleak FuturesNuclear Holocaust/Post-Apocalypse

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, the (1969) [Collection]
      Author: Harlan Ellison
     Nebula Award Stories 5 (1970) [Anthology]
      Authors: Ursula K. Le Guin , Harlan Ellison , Samuel R. Delany , Larry Niven , Robert Silverberg , Theodore Sturgeon , Alexei Panshin , Darko Suvin
     World's Best Science Fiction: 1970 (1970) [Anthology]
      Authors: Ursula K. Le Guin , Harlan Ellison , Keith Roberts , Larry Niven , James Tiptree, Jr. , Fritz Leiber , Norman Spinrad , Robert Silverberg , Richard Wilson , Bruce McAllister , Michael Coney , Suzette Haden Elgin
     Essential Ellison: A 35-Year Retrospective, the (1987) [Collection]
      Author: Harlan Ellison
     Dogtales! (1988) [Anthology]
      Authors: Jonathan Carroll , Philip K. Dick , Harlan Ellison , L. Sprague de Camp , Clifford D. Simak , Fritz Leiber , Fletcher Pratt , Damon Knight , Pat Murphy , Algis Budrys , Michael Bishop , Kate Wilhelm , Damien Broderick , John Christopher , Bruce Boston , M. Sargent Mackay , Jerrold J. Mundis


Edition #1: A Boy and His Dog

A Boy and His Dog (1969)
Awards: Nebula: Best Novella (1969)
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Language: English

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