Vic and Blood: Stories

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Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - Vic and Blood: Stories #ad - The story continues in “run, ” the first part of Ellison’s promised novel of the cycle, Spot, Run, Blood’s a Rover. Three stories set in the post-apocalyptic world of a boy and his telepathically linked dog—inspiration for the Fallout video games and Mad Max movies. The cycle begins with “eggsucker, ” which chronicles the early years of the association between fourteen‑year‑old loner Vic and his brilliant, telepathic dog.

The saga continues and expands in “a boy and His Dog, ” in which Blood shows just how much smarter he is than Vic, and Vic shows how loyal he can be. Here vic and blood find surprising new ways to get into trouble—but getting out of it may be beyond even their combined talents.  .

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The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World: Stories

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Open Road Media #ad - These are not stories that should be forgotten; and some of you are about to read them for the first time .  .  . I envy you. Neil gaiman, from his foreword   in a post-apocalyptic future, his genetically-altered telepathic dog, and an underground community desperate to restore the human race in the Hugo Award–nominated and Nebula Award–winning novella, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of American Gods, in a struggle for survival against violent marauders, “A Boy and His Dog, deadly radioactive insects, fifteen-year-old Vic wanders the wasteland with Blood, ”—the basis of the cult classic film.

An intergalactic conspiracy infects the minds of the most powerful politicians in the Republican Party—and only one jolly old elf can save them in “Santa Claus vs. This groundbreaking collection brings together some of Harlan Ellison’s most innovative and intriguing stories, frightening and funny visions of human nature that can only come from the peerless Grand Master of Science Fiction.

The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World: Stories #ad - S. P. I. D. E. R. White on white, ” “the pitll pawob division, ” “are you listening?, ” “the place with No Name, ” “Try a Dull Knife, ” “Run For the Stars, ” “S.

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Slippage: Previously Uncollected, Precariously Poised Stories

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Open Road Media #ad - Slippage: Previously Uncollected, Precariously Poised Stories #ad - Twenty-one works from “one of the most brilliant, innovative, and eloquent writers on earth, ” including the award-nominated novella Mefisto in Onyx Publishers Weekly. The edgar award–nominated novella mefisto in onyx is the centerpiece, an introduction by the author, ” “pulling hard time, ” “anywhere but here, surrounded by screenplays, ” written in collaboration with Robert Silverberg, ” “Crazy As a Soup Sandwich, and such provocatively titled entries as “The Man Who Rowed Columbus Ashore, ” “Chatting With Anubis, With Anybody But You, ” “The Dragon on the Bookshelf, interspersed segments of autobiographical narrative, “The Dreams a Nightmare Dreams, ” and “Midnight in the Sunken Cathedral.

” . Harlan ellison celebrates four decades of writing and publishes his seventieth book, this critically acclaimed, wildly imaginative, and outrageously creative collection.

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Blood's a Rover

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Subterranean Press #ad - Harlan ellison introduced you to vic and Blood in 1969’s Nebula Award-winning novella, “A Boy and His Dog. You thrilled to their on-screen adventures in the 1975 Hugo Award-winning feature film adaptation billed as “a kinky tale of survival. 1977 and 1980 brought brief reunions in “eggsucker” and “run, spike, to make the Dystopian Duo a Tribulation Trio—but only audiobooks and comics followed, Spot, Run, ” and the promise of another story—and a third solo, revisiting the same tales.

Blood's a Rover #ad - Now, nearly fifty years after they first set off across the blasted wasteland, Vic and Blood are back. Harlan ellison and his editor, and—for the first time—never-before-published material from the aborted 1977 nbc television series Blood’s a Rover to tell the complete story of A Boy and His Dog, Jason Davis, using revised-and-expanded versions of the novella and short stories, have painstakingly assembled the whole story of Vic and Blood andSpike from the author’s files, interstitial material developed for Richard Corben’s graphic adaptation, and a Girl who is tougher than the other two combined.

And let’s not forget…the wit and wisdom of Blood.

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Ellison Wonderland: Stories

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Open Road Media #ad - Originally published in 1962 and updated in later decades with a new introduction, Ellison Wonderland contains sixteen masterful stories from the author’s early career. Tales of terror and wonder from a winner of the Nebula, Hugo, Bram Stoker, Edgar, and many other awards. Among the gems are “all the sounds of fear, ” “the sky is burning, ” “The Very Last Day of a Good Woman, ” and “In Lonely Lands.

Ellison Wonderland: Stories #ad - Though they stand tall on their own merits, they also point the way to the sublime stories that followed soon after and continue to come even now, more than fifty years later. This collection shows a vibrant young writer with a wide‑ranging imagination, ferocious creative energy, devastating wit, and an eye for the wonderful and terrifying and tragic.

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Strange Wine: Stories

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Open Road Media #ad - From “one of the great .  .  . And in the title story—famously written by the author in the storefront window of a Santa Monica bookshop—Willis Kaw is convinced that he is an alien trapped inside an Earthman’s body, only to discover his suffering serves a purpose. Strange wine includes these three stories and a dozen more unique visions from the writer the Washington Post hails as a “lyric poet, satirist, explorer of odd psychological corners, and purveyor of pure horror and black comedy.

Includes: “croatoan, ” “emissary from hamelin, ” “from a to z, ” “hitler painted roses, ” “working with the little people, ” “the wine has been left open too long and the memory has gone flat, in the chocolate Alphabet, ” “Killing Bernstein, ” “Strange Wine, ” “The Boulevard of Broken Dreams, ” “In Fear of K, ” “Lonely Women Are the Vessels of Time, ” “Mom, ” “The New York Review of Bird Seeing, ” “The Diagnosis of Dr.

Strange Wine: Stories #ad - An “emissary from hamelin” presents humanity with an ultimatum, or everyone on Earth will have a dear price to pay the piper. In the locus award–winning “croatoan, ” a man descends into the sewers of New York City to confront the detritus of his irresponsibility. American short story writers, ” comes a collection of dark fantastical fiction The Washington Post.

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Deathbird Stories

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Open Road Media #ad - A legendary author of speculative fiction whose best-known works include a boy and his dog and i have no mouth, drugs, gambling, and I Must Scream—and whose major awards and nominations number in the dozens, Harlan Ellison strips away convention and hypocrisy and lays bare the human condition in modern society as ancient gods fade and new deities rise to appease the masses—gods of technology, materialism—that are as insubstantial as the beliefs of those who venerate them.

Masterpieces of myth and terror about modern gods from technology to drugs to materialism—“fantasy at its most bizarre and unsettling” The New York Times. In addition to his nebula, and other awards, edgar, world fantasy, bram Stoker, Hugo, Ellison was called “one of the great living American short story writers” by the Washington Post—and this collection makes it clear why he has earned such an extraordinary assortment of accolades.

Deathbird stories collects these and sixteen more provocative tales exploring the futility of faith in a faithless world. In “paingod, ” the deity tasked with inflicting pain and suffering on every living being in the universe questions the purpose of its cruel existence. As earth approaches armageddon, a man embarks on a quest to confront God in the Hugo Award–winning novelette, “The Deathbird.

Deathbird Stories #ad - In new york city, a brutal act of violence summons a malevolent spirit and a growing congregation of desensitized worshippers in “The Whimper of Whipped Dogs, ” an Edgar Award winner influenced by the real-life murder of Queens resident Kitty Genovese in 1964. Stories include: “introduction: oblations at alien altars” “the whimper of whipped dogs” “along the scenic route” “on the downhill side” “o ye of little faith” “neon” “basilisk” “pretty maggie moneyeyes” “corpse” “shattered like a glass goblin” “Delusion for a Dragon Slayer” “The Face of Helene Bournouw” “Bleeding Stones” “At the Mouse Circus” “The Place with No Name” “Paingod” “Ernest and the Machine God” “Rock God” “Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans: Latitude 38° 54' N, Longitude 77° 00' 13" W” “The Deathbird”.

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Paingod: And Other Delusions

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Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - They raise you to the stars. They not only knock you down. Eight timeless tales from the master of speculative fiction, featuring the Nebula and Hugo Award–winning story “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman. Robert heinlein says, “this book is raw corn liquor—you should serve a whiskbroom with each shot so the customer can brush the sawdust off after he gets up from the floor.

Paingod: And Other Delusions #ad - Perhaps a mooring cable might also be added as necessary equipment for reading these eight wonderful stories. Passion is the keynote as you encounter the harlequin and his nemesis, the dreaded Tictockman, in one of the most reprinted and widely taught stories in the English language; a pyretic who creates fire merely by willing it; the last surgeon in a world of robot physicians; a spaceship filled with hideous mutants rejected by the world that gave them birth.

. Touching, gentle, and shocking stories from an incomparable master of impossible dreams and troubling truths.  .

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A Boy and His Dog

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Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - In an alternate world in which John F. 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. 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. 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, scavenge the wastelands of a war-torn United States, Blood, survivors of a nuclear World War III between the Americans and the Soviets.

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. 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.

A Boy and His Dog #ad - 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. 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. Also included here is “ahbhu: the passing of one man’s inspiration and Best Friend, ” a personal essay by author Harlan Ellison, Ahbhu, which lovingly recounts the life of his canine companion, the true-life basis for Blood.

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From the Land of Fear: Stories

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Open Road Media #ad - True ellison fans will enjoy this collection as a chance to see the writer’s growth over time. Eleven side trips to the dark edge of imagination by master storyteller Harlan Ellison, From the Land of Fear presents some of the author’s early work from his start in the late fifties. Here you can see a vibrant, including the standout piece “soldier, imaginative young writer honing his craft and sowing the seeds of what would become his brilliant career, ” a clever antiwar tale included both in short‑story form and as a screenplay for TV’s The Outer Limits.

From the Land of Fear: Stories #ad - As roger zelanzy says in his wonderful Introduction, “He is what he is because of everything he’s been up until the Now. ” .

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Again, Dangerous Visions: Stories

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Malzberg, H. Over the course of his legendary career, Harlan Ellison has defied—and sometimes defined—modern fantasy literature, all while refusing to allow any genre to claim him. L. A hugo award–winning anthology with stories by Ursula K. Filer, ben bova, dean koontz, leonard Tushnet, Richard Hill, James Blish and Judith Ann Lawrence, A.

Again, Dangerous Visions: Stories #ad - A grand master of the science fiction writers of america, including the hugo, and Bram Stoker, Nebula, Edgar Allan Poe, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association as well as winner of countless awards, Ellison is as unpredictable as he is unique, irrepressible as he is infuriating.

Again, and includes forty‑six original stories edited and with introductions by Harlan Ellison, Ross Rocklynne, featuring John Heidenry, Dangerous Visions is the classic companion to the most essential science fiction anthology ever published, Ursula K. Hollis, bernard wolfe, piers anthony, david kerr, evelyn lief, josephine Saxton, Joan Bernott, David Gerrold, Gregory Benford, Gahan Wilson, James Sallis, Lee Hoffman, Ken McCullough, Burt K.

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