A Boy and His Dog

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Harlan Ellison

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A Boy and His Dog is a cycle of narratives by author Harlan Ellison.
Some of his best-known work includes the Star Trek episode "The City on the Edge of Forever", his A Boy and His Dog cycle, and his short stories "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" and " 'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman".

A Boy and His Dog (1975 film)

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The original 1969 novella was adapted into the 1975 film A Boy and His Dog directed by L. Q. Jones.
The film's script is based on the 1969 cycle of narratives by fantasy author Harlan Ellison titled A Boy and His Dog.

The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World

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Ellison began the cycle with the 1969 short story of the same title, published in New Worlds, and expanded and revised the tale to novella length for his story collection The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World the same year.
It contains one of the author's most famous stories, "A Boy and His Dog", adapted into a film of the same name.

Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction

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The cycle tells the story of an amoral boy (Vic) and his telepathic dog (Blood), who work together as a team to survive in the post-apocalyptic world after a nuclear war.
Harlan Ellison's novella "A Boy and His Dog" (1969) takes place in a world desolated by the nuclear warfare in World War IV.

Richard Corben

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Ellison bookended the original story with two others in the same world, in Vic and Blood: The Chronicles of a Boy and His Dog (St. Martin's Press, 1988), a three-story graphic novel collection illustrated by Richard Corben, who also illustrated for this collection two other short stories featuring Vic and Blood: "Eggsucker" (a prequel to A Boy and His Dog, first published in Thomas Durward, ed., The Ariel Book of Fantasy Volume Two, 1977) and "Run, Spot, Run" (which was originally published in Amazing Stories, in 1980).
Corben's collaborations are varied, ranging from Rip in Time with Bruce Jones, to Harlan Ellison for Vic and Blood, to the Den Saga, the Mutant World titles, Jeremy Brood, and The Arabian Nights with Jan Strnad.

New Worlds (magazine)

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Ellison began the cycle with the 1969 short story of the same title, published in New Worlds, and expanded and revised the tale to novella length for his story collection The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World the same year.
The December 1968 issue included Samuel R. Delany's "Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones", and Harlan Ellison's "A Boy and His Dog" appeared in April 1969; Ellison won a Nebula Award, and Delany both a Nebula and a Hugo, though it was not until the stories were reprinted in book form that they were widely noticed.

Science fiction film

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The 1975 science fiction film directed by L. Q. Jones was controversial for alleged misogyny; the script included lines that were not in Ellison's original stories and that authors such as Joanna Russ found to be objectionable.

Literary cycle

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A Boy and His Dog is a cycle of narratives by author Harlan Ellison.

L. Q. Jones

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The original 1969 novella was adapted into the 1975 film A Boy and His Dog directed by L. Q. Jones. The 1975 science fiction film directed by L. Q. Jones was controversial for alleged misogyny; the script included lines that were not in Ellison's original stories and that authors such as Joanna Russ found to be objectionable.

St. Martin's Press

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Ellison bookended the original story with two others in the same world, in Vic and Blood: The Chronicles of a Boy and His Dog (St. Martin's Press, 1988), a three-story graphic novel collection illustrated by Richard Corben, who also illustrated for this collection two other short stories featuring Vic and Blood: "Eggsucker" (a prequel to A Boy and His Dog, first published in Thomas Durward, ed., The Ariel Book of Fantasy Volume Two, 1977) and "Run, Spot, Run" (which was originally published in Amazing Stories, in 1980).

Graphic novel

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Ellison bookended the original story with two others in the same world, in Vic and Blood: The Chronicles of a Boy and His Dog (St. Martin's Press, 1988), a three-story graphic novel collection illustrated by Richard Corben, who also illustrated for this collection two other short stories featuring Vic and Blood: "Eggsucker" (a prequel to A Boy and His Dog, first published in Thomas Durward, ed., The Ariel Book of Fantasy Volume Two, 1977) and "Run, Spot, Run" (which was originally published in Amazing Stories, in 1980).

Chad Oliver

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Ellison considered as late as 2003 that he would combine the three stories (possibly with additional material) to create a novel with the proposed title of Blood's a Rover (not to be confused with the Chad Oliver story or the James Ellroy novel Blood's a Rover).

James Ellroy

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Ellison considered as late as 2003 that he would combine the three stories (possibly with additional material) to create a novel with the proposed title of Blood's a Rover (not to be confused with the Chad Oliver story or the James Ellroy novel Blood's a Rover).

Blood's a Rover

Ellison considered as late as 2003 that he would combine the three stories (possibly with additional material) to create a novel with the proposed title of Blood's a Rover (not to be confused with the Chad Oliver story or the James Ellroy novel Blood's a Rover).

Subterranean Press

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In January 2018, Subterranean Press announced the publication of Blood's a Rover, which combined materials from the author's files, versions of the novella and short stories that have been expanded and revised, material from Corben's graphic novel, and previously unpublished material from the 1977 NBC television series Blood’s a Rover, which was never produced.

Alternate history

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The novella and the film adaptation have the same alternate timeline setting, diverging with the failed assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Assassination of John F. Kennedy

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The novella and the film adaptation have the same alternate timeline setting, diverging with the failed assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Space Race

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Instead of concentrating on the Space Race, technological advancements in robotics, animal intelligence, and telepathy take place.

Cold War

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A more heated Cold War takes place, culminating in a conventional World War III.

World War III

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A more heated Cold War takes place, culminating in a conventional World War III.

Nebula Award

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The novella won the Nebula Award for Best Novella upon its release in 1969 and was also nominated for the 1970 Hugo Award for Best Novella.

Hugo Award

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The novella won the Nebula Award for Best Novella upon its release in 1969 and was also nominated for the 1970 Hugo Award for Best Novella.

Misogyny

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The 1975 science fiction film directed by L. Q. Jones was controversial for alleged misogyny; the script included lines that were not in Ellison's original stories and that authors such as Joanna Russ found to be objectionable.

Joanna Russ

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The 1975 science fiction film directed by L. Q. Jones was controversial for alleged misogyny; the script included lines that were not in Ellison's original stories and that authors such as Joanna Russ found to be objectionable.