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New Harlan Ellison shipping this week!

Bloods a Rover by Harlan Ellison

 

We're thrilled to let you know that Harlan Ellison's Blood's a Rover starts shipping this week. 

Here are cuttings from a few of the reviews for this long-awaited title with the added bonus of a bit from the lengthy new review was posted at Locus.com:

From Paul di Filippo, at Locus.com:

“These pendants to ‘A Boy and His Dog,’ although written at widely separated dates, all exhibit a uniformity of style and approach that contribute to the seamless consistency of this fixup. The story arc—moving from the directionless, pure survivalist tone of the opener, to the hopeful, cooperative outlook of the teleplay, at whose end the trio set out to find fresh shoots of civilization ‘over the hill’—has the remit of a full novel. I will say that the teleplay—probably because of the all-ages medium for which it was intended—is less righteously nasty than the other components, more of a feel-good outing, despite some visually amped-up instances of savagery. But on the whole, this book possesses the heft of a fully plumbed universe.”

From Publishers Weekly:

“Fans have long hoped that Ellison would expand his 1969 Nebula Award–winning novella, ‘A Boy and His Dog’—the basis of a cult classic 1975 film starring Don Johnson—into a novel. This volume comes close to realizing that dream… the arch dialogue throughout carries the stories, and Blood is a perfect smart-mouthed, four-legged hero.”

From Booklist:

“Vic and Blood’s complete adventures are collected here in a definitive edition of the original 1969 novella, ‘A Boy and His Dog,’ later stories, and screenplays from an unproduced television series. Despite the decades-long difference between the oldest and newest tales, the book is tonally consistent, with the welcome exception of a far stronger female character in the later material… There’s some sharp satire present, but the narrative soars highest during the action scenes, when Ellison (Gentleman Junkie, 2013) juggles frenzied battles with masterful style.”

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