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The Resource A Boy and His Dog, Harlan Ellison, (electronic resource)

A Boy and His Dog, Harlan Ellison, (electronic resource)

Label
A Boy and His Dog
Title
A Boy and His Dog
Statement of responsibility
Harlan Ellison
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the Nebula Award: A boy and his telepathic dog fight to survive in a war-torn, postapocalyptic world in this hard-hitting science fiction novella. In an alternate world in which John F. Kennedy survived and scientific breakthroughs in animal research and telepathy allow for advanced communication with animal companions, fifteen-year-old Vic and his telepathic dog, Blood, scavenge the wastelands of a war-torn United States, survivors of a nuclear World War III between the Americans and the Soviets. While Blood guides Vic toward women--to be used for sex--Vic ensures that Blood has food, but the symbiotic relationship is put at risk when the pair meets Quilla June Holmes, who lures the boy to an underground civilization. A piece of shocking, dystopic science fiction, A Boy and His Dog questions the boundaries and nature of love while crafting a vision of a dark future guaranteed to leave chills. Also included here is "Ahbhu: The Passing of One Man's Inspiration and Best Friend, " a personal essay by author Harlan Ellison, which lovingly recounts the life of his canine companion, Ahbhu, the true-life basis for Blood. Ellison recalls rescuing Ahbhu from the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter and gives a brief chronicle of life with his furry friend, whom he stresses was both "a person" and "impossible to anthropomorphize." The nostalgic in memoriam frames the author's relationship with animals while casting a personal light on the inspiration for the novella with which it is paired. Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novella and a Hugo Award finalist, A Boy and His Dog was adapted into a cult classic film and fully solidifies Ellison as a master of his craft. This volume combines a dark, dystopian future of animal telepathy, sex, and postapocalyptic underworlds with a real-life account of the author's muse for the feisty but loyal Blood. Indispensible reading material for any fan of Ellison or dark science fiction, animal lovers will also delight over the relationship between Vic and Blood
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Ellison, Harlan
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Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Label
A Boy and His Dog, Harlan Ellison, (electronic resource)
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http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAxMDE5LTI4NTc1NzIw
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frd00009461
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Extent
1 online resource (77 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Isbn
9781504038256
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Specific material designation
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  • (Sirsi) i9781504038256
  • (Sirsi) b1459287
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Label
A Boy and His Dog, Harlan Ellison, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAxMDE5LTI4NTc1NzIw
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00009461
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (77 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781504038256
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781504038256
  • (Sirsi) b1459287
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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