Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Spinner ae25b23ec1304e55286f349b58b08b50e88aad5748913a7eb729246ffefa31c9
A Boy and His Dog - cover

A Boy and His Dog

Harlan Ellison

Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy

  • 0
  • 1
  • 0

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.  

Who read this book also read:

  • Invisible - Tainted Elements #2 - cover

    Invisible - Tainted Elements #2

    Alycia Linwood

    • 4
    • 90
    • 0
    Moira faces new challenges as she finds herself in the hands of the enemy. Determined to escape and keep everyone she cares about safe, she has to do things she's never even dreamed of doing, including trusting the one who betrayed her... 
    Invisible is the second book in the Tainted Elements series. 
    The Tainted Elements series reading order: 
    DIFFERENT (Book 1) 
    INVISIBLE (Book 2) 
    MONSTER (Book 3) 
    CAPTIVE (Book 4) 
    HUNTED (Book 5) 
    RESILIENT (Book 6)
    Show book
  • Victoria's Challenge - Imperial Series #2 - cover

    Victoria's Challenge - Imperial...

    M.K. Eidem

    • 0
    • 5
    • 0
    Victoria Lynn Chamberlain… at two, she was abducted by an alien race, the Regulians… at nine, her world literally explodes when the Regulians returned, destroying Earth. She and her Aunt are the only survivors thanks to another alien race, the Carinians. Now she’s eighteen, a new graduate from their top medical school, and is ready to claim her life mate. Lucas, the handsome Carinian pilot that saved her all those years… cycles… ago. 
    Major Lucas Matthew Zafar is a decorated pilot for the Coalition who has worked hard for every promotion, earned every decoration, despite his father being High Admiral. Nine cycles ago, he crashed on an alien world and discovered his life mate, a nine-cycle girl with flaming red hair and sparkling green eyes. She captivates everyone around her with her strength and determination. She is his world, or will be once she grows up. When he’s injured in an explosion, he discovers that his wait is finally over, for Victoria is more than grown up. 
    Together they discover what it truly means to be life mates. That’s it’s about doing what’s best for the other even if it’s not best for you. That you have to do more than just love, you have to trust and be willing to sacrifice things you never thought you would. And if you are lucky and the ancestors are watching over you, you just might get everything you’ve ever dreamed of...
    Show book
  • Four Days - Seven #4 - cover

    Four Days - Seven #4

    Dannika Dark

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    "BEAUTY ALWAYS LOVES A BEAST." 
     
    Ivy believes every life must have balance, and during the past year, she's found harmony living with the Weston pack. When an evil spirit from her past threatens her wolf, it sets off a chain reaction of events that alters the course of her destiny. 
     
    Lorenzo Church is a powerful, wealthy Packmaster who rules his pack through intimidation and order. He has vowed to never love a woman because love can destroy an empire. But chaos is fast approaching in the form of a Shifter named Ivy--a Native American, like him, who has invaded his dreams since the moment they met. She is spirited, wise, and unattainable. 
     
    In an unexpected turn of events, Ivy must choose whether or not to let go of the one person she has always loved. Lorenzo discovers the root of her courage but will never win her as his mate unless he learns to listen to his heart. 
     
    Destiny will find you 
     
    Cliffhanger-free 
    HEA 
      
    SEVEN SERIES (COMPLETE): 
    Book 1 - Seven Years 
    Book 2 - Six Months 
    Book 3 - Five Weeks 
    Book 4 - Four Days 
    Book 5 - Three Hours 
    Book 6 - Two Minutes 
    Book 7 - One Second 
    Book 8 - Winter Moon (Bonus Novella) 
     
    SEVEN WORLD NOVELS 
    Charming 
     
    MAGERI SERIES (COMPLETE): 
    Book 1 - Sterling 
    Book 2 - Twist 
    Book 3 - Impulse 
    Book 4 - Gravity 
    Book 5 - Shine - Final Installment 
    Book 6 - The Gift (Bonus Novella) 
     
    MAGERI WORLD NOVELS 
    Risk 
     
    CROSSBREED SERIES - New! 
    Book 1: Keystone 
    Book 2: Ravenheart 
     
    OTHER BOOKS: 
    Closer: A Novella
    Show book
  • Risk (A Mageri World Novel) - cover

    Risk (A Mageri World Novel)

    Dannika Dark

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    HAS THIS SEXY BAD BOY FINALLY MET HIS MATCH? 
    Simon Hunt is a masterful Mage when it comes to knives, solving puzzles, and women. But when a Mageri Councilman asks for a personal favor, his skills are put to the test. He reluctantly accepts the impossible job of training a young Learner who is beyond anyone’s help. She’s beautiful, cunning, and disabled. If he succeeds, he’ll receive a hefty paycheck. But if he fails, more is at stake than merely his reputation. 
    A compelling tale about two lost souls with dark secrets and the unique connection they share. Simon is her last hope… and perhaps she is his. 
    ---------------------------------------- 
    While this book is a stand-alone novel, it is also an extension of the Mageri Series and takes place after the events of Shine (the final book). In short: if you haven’t read the Mageri Series, this novel contains major spoilers. If you are interested in reading the Mageri books first, there are only five in the completed series. Enjoy. 
    MAGERI SERIES (COMPLETE): 
    Book 1 - Sterling 
    Book 2 - Twist 
    Book 3 - Impulse 
    Book 4 - Gravity 
    Book 5 - Shine - Final Installment 
    Book 6 - The Gift (Bonus Novella) 
     
    MAGERI WORLD NOVELS 
    Risk 
     
    SEVEN SERIES (COMPLETE): 
    Book 1 - Seven Years 
    Book 2 - Six Months 
    Book 3 - Five Weeks 
    Book 4 - Four Days 
    Book 5 - Three Hours 
    Book 6 - Two Minutes] 
    Book 7 - One Second 
    Book 8 - Winter Moon (Bonus Novella) 
     
    SEVEN WORLD NOVELS 
    Charming 
     
    CROSSBREED SERIES - New! 
    Book 1: Keystone 
    Book 2: Ravenheart 
     
    OTHER BOOKS: 
    Closer: A Novella
    Show book
  • Claiming His Beauty - Feral Breed Motorcycle Club #4 - cover

    Claiming His Beauty - Feral...

    Ellis Leigh

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    A shifter living a life hindered by regret… 
    A woman praying for a chance at a future… 
    A moment of fate that refuses to be denied. 
    Book four in the Feral Breed Motorcycle Club series 
    Beast of the Feral Breed has spent years avoiding interacting with people. Other than the two shifters he considers family, his life has revolved around the engines he loves to work on, the ink he decorates his body with, and the scars of a past he wishes he could forget. When a witch shows him a vision of his future—one with a family he knows he can never have—his solitary life implodes, and he embarks on a trip that drops him exactly where he doesn’t think he should be. 
    Calla wants to escape the hell she’s living, but between her low-paying job and the danger lurking in the woods, running alone isn’t an option. Desperate, she spends her time praying for someone to help free her from a life she fears will be cut short. The human woman never realized the dangers of dating a wolf shifter…until he showed his claws. 
    When Beast falls into Calla’s life, he’s more than a little surprised to meet his mate—a woman he knows he should walk away from. But danger hovers around every corner, and Beast refuses to leave her vulnerable. Protecting one human woman wouldn’t be a challenge, but Beast has to battle his past mistakes, stay under the radar of the local pack, and rescue two people he never expected to love. One of whom has yet to take her first breath. 
    Full-length novel with adult content featuring a scarred wolf shifter with a brutal past, a woman in more trouble than she can handle, and some time spent in the shower.
    Show book
  • Trial By Fire - Beyond the Veil #1 - cover

    Trial By Fire - Beyond the Veil #1

    Cate Dean

    • 1
    • 8
    • 0
    An exciting new Urban Fantasy series, set in the world of The Claire Wiche Chronicles. 
    Reese Pierpoint is half human, half fae, and one hundred percent trying to figure out how to live with both sides of her heritage. 
     
    When the deaths of three local kids turn out to be sacrifices, Reese finds herself plunged into the world her overprotective mother had been protecting her from all her life. 
     
    Bran Malcolm - half human, half demon PI - is on the hunt for the creature responsible for the deaths. A creature who is using the dead children's blood to create a doorway to escape his prison. 
     
    But when Bran crosses paths with Reese, he falls for her - hard - and the distraction has him off his game. Until Reese becomes the focus of the killer's plan. Now Bran's on a mission to do anything to keep her safe. 
     
    Even if it costs his life. 
    Beyond The Veil: 
    Book One - Trial By Fire 
    Book Two - The Enemy You Know 
    Book Three - Dancing With Demons (coming soon)
    Show book