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Hugo and Nebula Winner Harlan Ellison's classic post-apocalyptic saga The cycle beings with "Eggsucker," which chronicles the early years of the association between fourtenn-year-old loner Vic and his brilliant, telepathic dog, Blood. 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 heHugo and Nebula Winner Harlan Ellison's classic post-apocalyptic saga The cycle beings with "Eggsucker," which chronicles the early years of the association between fourtenn-year-old loner Vic and his brilliant, telepathic dog, Blood. 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. The story expands further in "Run, Spot, Run," the first part of Ellison's promised novel of the cycle, Blood's A Rover. Here Vic and Blood find surprising new ways to get into trouble-but getting out of it may be beyond even their combined talents....

Title : Vic and Blood
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ISBN : 9780759292048
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 84 Pages
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Vic and Blood Reviews

  • San
    2019-01-23 15:12

    do you know what love is? Sure I know. A boy loves his dog.

  • Randy
    2019-02-12 16:12

    This slim volume contains the three prose pieces published on the adventures of Vic and his telepathic dog Blood.In a post WWIII world, Vic scrabbles for survival along with other survivors. Blood is telepathic because of experiments on his ancestors before the war. Very intelligent, he's Vic's teacher and uses his abilities to find women for the teenager. Vic in turn finds him food.The centerpiece is Ellison's award winning 1969 story A BOY AND HIS DOG. First up is a prequel,EGGSUCKER, published in 1977 and set not long after the pair hooked up. The third piece is an excerpt from the main story, in progress, RUN, SPOT, RUN, set directly after the main story. It appeared in 1980.Look forward to the rest of the story.

  • Edwin L.
    2019-01-19 13:54

    A boy and his telepathic dog have adventures in a post-Apocalyptic world. What's not love?

  • Bserdar
    2019-01-19 14:11

    Brutal and beautiful

  • Todd Charlton
    2019-01-24 13:15

    Short gemstones of post-apocalyptic story. Blazing originality and skill.Lets hope the proposed novel Blood's a Rover happens. We need more from these guys.

  • Jani
    2019-02-03 14:56

    As the name implies, the book collects together Harlan Ellison's stories about the friendship between a boy (Vic) and a dog (Blood). Within are three stories and a few poems forming a gritty "buddy movie" of a teenager and a telepathic dog surviving together in a post-apocalyptic world.The three stories tell a ruthless yet sympathetic story of two buddies. It rewrites some of the conventions of a buddy movie not only with its setting, but of course by the character of Blood, whose ability to communicate more effectively with humans proves what most have always guessed that the dog is often the smarter member of the team.Harlan Ellison is knows for almost brutal style which is very effective but certainly not trouble-free, well therefore reflecting his persona. While there are many things that made me squint my eyes in the stories, one has to admit that Ellison has explored in these short stories the relationship between (hu)man and canine in more depth than many in much more pages.

  • Mikey J.
    2019-01-19 12:05

    A big chunk of this book is the (at one time) stand-alone novella, A Boy and His Dog, and that really is the must-read section here.

  • emma
    2019-01-17 15:04

    telepathic dog man's best friendin post apocalyptic america. blood and his human vic roam as solos in the ultimate bond between canine and human, survival. pretty okay yarn.

  • Todd
    2019-01-21 10:53

    Holy mackerel this book is nuts. I felt like I needed to take a shower afterwards. I feel like this book and A Clockwork Orange would have a lot to talk about over a cup of tea. I read the 2009 paperback in which Ellison gives an introduction. I didn't appreciate it because he instructs the reader how to interpret the work. Dude. No! That is my job! You write, I read, and if you have to tell me what it means that means you think I'm stupid, and that I do not appreciate. Despite the douchey intro, the story left a lasting impression and is recommended, perhaps in a different edition.

  • Turok Tucker
    2019-01-26 13:50

    An excellent example of craft. Ellison uses complete concepts and executes them through well-paced scenes. Paints his settings in creative and poetic prose. Ellison's apocalypse is feral and optimistic.

  • Nicholas Vela
    2019-02-11 12:52

    I had to read this for my English Class, a post-apocalyptic theme.This was an easier read than Swan Song, and much easier to get into. the ending was disappointing for me, however.

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