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SOMEONE LIKE ME by M. R. Carey THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY
STORY. Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. Even when times get tough, she's devoted
Author: C. A. Fletcher
Publisher: Hachette UK
THE MOST POWERFUL STORY YOU'LL READ THIS YEAR. 'Fletcher's suspenseful, atmospheric tale imagines a near future in which our world is in ruins . . . an adventure saga punctured by a gut-punch twist' Entertainment Weekly 'You'll remember A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World long after you finish reading' Peng Shepherd, author of The Book Of M 'Truly engrossing . . . brings hope and humanity to a cold and scary world' Keith Stuart, author of A Boy Made of Blocks 'I promise you're going to love it' Louisa Morgan, author of A Secret History of Witches 'Epic in scope, enthralling, and full of human warmth' M. R. Carey, author of The Girl with all the Gifts THE WORLD HAS ENDED. AT LEAST WE STILL HAVE DOGS. My name's Griz. I've never been to school, I've never had friends, in my whole life I've not met enough people to play a game of football. My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, before all the people went away, but we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other, and our dogs. Then the thief came. He told stories of the deserted towns and cities beyond our horizons. I liked him - until I woke to find he had stolen my dog. So I chased him out into the ruins of the world. I just want to get my dog back, but I found more than I ever imagined was possible. More about how the world ended. More about what my family's real story is. More about what really matters. 'This un-put-down-able story has everything - a well-imagined post-apocalyptic world, great characters, incredible suspense, and, of course, the fierce love of some very good dogs' Kirkus (starred review) 'A story that is as heart-warming as it is heart-breaking' Fantasy Hive 'A stunningly gorgeous read: masterful storytelling, searingly beautiful prose, and a world so meticulously rendered you'll forget there's a real one going on beyond the pages. A book of the year contender - in any year' Micah Yongo 'Extraordinary and quite magnificent . . . 10/10' Starburst A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World is the most moving apocalypse story you'll ever read. Perfect for readers of Life of Pi, The Girl with all the Gifts or Station Eleven - Griz's tale mixes sadness and hope in one unforgettable character's quest amid the remnants of our fragile civilisation.
They were like big caissons, stood on end. And the people who'd ... The best time
in the world had been just before the First War, and they figured if they could
keep it like that, they could live quiet lives and survive. Shit! I'd go nuts in one of
Author: Harlan Ellison
Publisher: Open Road Media
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.
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Environmental apocalypses Ellison, Harlan, A Boy and His Dog, 52–53, 85, 110,
Author: Jim Holte
Imagining the End provides students and general readers with contextualized examples of how the apocalypse has been imagined across all mediums of American popular culture. Detailed entries analyze the development, influence, and enjoyment of end-times narratives. Provides readers with comprehensive and contextual essays on major apocalyptic themes and subjects Examines the source of most Western apocalyptic thought, The Book of Revelation and other Biblical apocalypses, in detail Includes descriptions, analysis, and context for apocalyptic films, novels, television programs, and video games Features a reader-friendly A–Z organization, with accessibly written entries
After all, Ellison's protagonist says after making a meal of his lover to keep his pet dog from starving, ''A boy loves his dog'' ... stories that begin at the end of the world have evolved a fairly characteristic five-part narrative formula over the
Author: Gary K. Wolfe
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
In this wide-ranging series of essays, an award-winning science fiction critic explores how the related genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror evolve, merge, and finally “evaporate” into new and more dynamic forms. Beginning with a discussion of how literary readers “unlearned” how to read the fantastic during the heyday of realistic fiction, Gary K. Wolfe goes on to show how the fantastic reasserted itself in popular genre literature, and how these genres themselves grew increasingly unstable in terms of both narrative form and the worlds they portray. More detailed discussions of how specific contemporary writers have promoted this evolution are followed by a final essay examining how the competing discourses have led toward an emerging synthesis of critical approaches and vocabularies. The essays cover a vast range of authors and texts, and include substantial discussions of very current fiction published within the last few years.
... this series of adaptations and likewise notes the Vermont colony's recollection
of the gated community ((2010) Living in the End Times (London: Verso), p. 64).
33. D.L. Pike (2008) “A Boy and His Dog: On Will Smith, Apocalypse, and I am ...
Author: E. Smith
Category: Literary Criticism
This study considers the recent surge of science fiction narratives from the postcolonial Third World as a utopian response to the spatial, political, and representational dilemmas that attend globalization.
A similar bleakness and apparent destruction of values , leading again to
cannibalism , characterizes Harlan Ellison ' s “ A Boy and His Dog ” ( 1969 ) . But
each of these fictions holds out the promise of survival , and Ellison ' s even
Author: Eric S. Rabkin
Analyzes the treatment of the theme of the world's destruction in the science fiction writings of authors, such as H.G. Wells, Kurt Vonnegut, and James Blish
'This is a BEAUTIFUL book. Gripping, engaging, and absolutely worth the time it takes to burrow yourself into its reality. I can't recommend it highly enough' Seanan McGuire The Book of Koli begins a breathtakingly original new trilogy set in a strange and deadly world of our own making. Beyond the walls of the small village of Mythen Rood lies an unrecognisable landscape. A place where overgrown forests are filled with choker trees and deadly seeds that will kill you where you stand. And if they don't get you, the Shunned men will. Koli has lived in Mythen Rood his entire life. He believes the first rule of survival is that you don't venture too far beyond the walls. He's wrong. 'A captivating start to what promises to be an epic post-apocalyptic fable . . . Narrator Koli's inquisitive mind and kind heart make him the perfect guide to Carey's immersive, impeccably rendered world' Kirkus 'Carey writes with compassion and fire - strange and surprising and humane' Lauren Beukes 'Koli embarks on a journey as perilous as it is enlightening . . . Enthralling' Guardian 'An ingenious, dizzily provocative novel . . . Carey invents a fantastic far-future world, finding humanity in unlikely places' Helen Marshall, World Fantasy Award-winning author 'A thought-provoking and deeply engaging story' C. A. Fletcher, author of A Boy and his Dog At The End of the World Look out for the next novels in the trilogy: THE TRIALS OF KOLI and THE FALL OF KOLI
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pole ( The Conquest of the Pole ) ... 2 - 3 , 209 - 10 , 308 - 13 Apocalypse Movies
: End of the World Cinema ( Newman ) , 8 “ Apocalypse Then : Benefits of the ...
Author: Jerome Franklin Shapiro
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Performing Arts
Unfathomably merciless and powerful, the atomic bomb has left its indelible mark on film. In Atomic Bomb Cinema, Jerome F. Shapiro unearths the unspoken legacy of the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima and its complex aftermath in American and Japanese cinema. According to Shapiro, a "Bomb film" is never simply an exercise in ideology or paranoia. He examines hundreds of films like Godzilla, Dr. Strangelove, and The Terminator as a body of work held together by ancient narrative and symbolic traditions that extol survival under devastating conditions. Drawing extensively on both English-language and Japanese-language sources, Shapiro argues that such films not only grapple with our nuclear anxieties, but also offer signs of hope that humanity is capable of repairing a damaged and divided world. www.atomicbombcinema.com
Thomas said , “ I have been in touch with the President through his son Rob .
Rob is a poet of sorts , you know . ” I knew . ... by jowl with fashion plates or banal
lithographs of a boy and his dog . " " What have you in mind ? ” “ I ? I have in mind
Author: Stephen Marlowe
Publisher: E P Dutton
A recreation of the life of Edgar Allan Poe is a blend of fantasy, adventure, and mystery tale, featuring Poe's legendary detective, August Dupin
House keys were pinned to the plastic pommel of his saddle, for the boy lacked a
whole pocket in the pair of shorts which was all he ... Behind this caravan a wild dog pack appeared, led by a dissolute German shepherd with a lame front leg.
Author: Madison Smartt Bell
Publisher: Open Road Media
An “exhilirating” novel of domestic terrorism in the gritty streets of 1980s New York from the National Book Award–finalist and author of Straight Cut (The New Yorker). As a staff photographer at Bellevue hospital in Manhattan, Clarence Dmitri Larkin is exposed to the fraying underbelly of New York City. Drawn in by the stories of the sick, the lost, and the insane, Larkin’s own dark impulses lead him through the streets of Brooklyn’s shadowy warehouse district. Increasingly isolated from the world around him, Larkin falls in with a disturbed cell of outcasts. Their ringleader, empowered by confused visions of grandeur and revolution, launches an outlandish scheme to plant an atomic bomb in the catacombs under Times Square. Narrated with unsettling plausibility, Bell’s debut novel demonstrates the remarkable literary skill celebrated in his later novels, such as Soldier’s Joy and The Year of Silence. With “real brilliance . . . full of fire . . . Bell provides promise: promise of his own talent and promise that young American writers are not all retreating from ‘big’ subjects” (The New York Times). “Every sentence [Bell] writes is a joy. His power is exhilarating.” —The New Yorker
Summing up the liminal position of both children and dogs, Tate explains the
situation to her dog: “If you're not perfect, absolutely ... come one step closer to
securing a place in the human world, and child characters connect with the
natural world through the dogs. ... The ultimate resolution of boy and his dog
stories—the establishment of a secure position within the family for the dog—
ensures an ... By the end of the story the unsettling rift that existed at its outset is
Author: Aaron S. Gross
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Human beings have long imagined their subjectivity, ethics, and ancestry with and through animals, yet not until the mid-twentieth century did contemporary thought reflect critically on animals' significance in human self-conception. Thinkers such as French philosopher Jacques Derrida, South African novelist J. M. Coetzee, and American theorist Donna Haraway have initiated rigorous inquiries into the question of the animal, now blossoming in a number of directions. It is no longer strange to say that if animals did not exist, we would have to invent them. This interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collection reflects the growth of animal studies as an independent field and the rise of "animality" as a critical lens through which to analyze society and culture, on a par with race and gender. Essays consider the role of animals in the human imagination and the imagination of the human; the worldviews of indigenous peoples; animal-human mythology in early modern China; and political uses of the animal in postcolonial India. They engage with the theoretical underpinnings of the animal protection movement, representations of animals in children's literature, depictions of animals in contemporary art, and the philosophical positioning of the animal from Aristotle to Derrida. The strength of this companion lies in its timeliness and contextual diversity, which makes it essential reading for students and researchers while further developing the parameters of the discipline.
The only thing Duck kept was the poncho his mother had made him when he was a boy . As soon as Pork Rind left , said Duck , the dogs had started to appear .
First one and then another and , before long , there were half a dozen of them ...
Author: Nick Reding
Category: Social Science
A study of the traditional cattle-herding culture of the gauchos of South America's Patagonian region describes the dramatic impact of the modern world on their centuries-old way of life, explaining how a road built by the Chilean army a decade ago provided access into a remote, previously inaccessible region. 20,000 first printing.
... its existence was like a meteor hissing thru the sky , only to end as a hulk of
cold metal on some spot of the earth . Memo to Frank - Your kennel column is
always worth reading . For an interesting story of a boy and his dog as
Its fanciful story is conducted with a view to lightening up the elements of music
for boys and girls. ... The first tale, from which the book takes its name, would do
for dogs what Black Beauty has done for horses; through canine fidelity we learn
was Mr. " Josh Billings ” who said that in the whole history of the world IF I
COULD BE A BOY AGAIN . there is but one thing that ... a trio of dogs wagging
their tails almost off in their joy at his If I were a boy with my present knowledge of
the end ...
I rub the dog's head and he drops the stick, wet with drool, on my lap. I laugh. '
Who's your master now, hey, Goldie? Who's your master now?' Woof. 'Yeah,
that's right, boy. I am the First and Last.' I squeeze his head between my hands
Author: Sam Taylor
A chilling post-apocalyptic tale of how far a father will go to protect his children?from the author of The Amnesiac In a world nearly destroyed by catastrophic floods, one family has been spared. Many years ago, as the waters rose, a father and his three children took to their ark and drifted to the safety of a small island. Life there is a quiet idyll of music and farming?and young Alice, Finn, and Daisy are grateful for their salvation?until the day a stranger swims ashore. A terrifyingly plausible adventure story, The Island at the End of the World is a mesmerizing novel from an exciting new writer.
End. of. Times. In the future, airplanes will be flown by a dog and a pilot. And the dog's job will be to make sure that if ... fix everything, and economists and their
reporters saw us moving toward a perfect, globalized world, united in capitalism.
... There is an entire film genre dedicated to the imagined aftermath of human
cvilization gone wrong, from the low-budget 1975 classic A Boy and His Dog and
Author: Sharon Astyk
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Category: Social Science
“Astyk and Newton have written an important book with an unusual message: We need millions of new farmers…as soon as possible. You could not find two more reasonable, intelligent, sincere, and passionate people to talk to about food. And the book has very much the feeling of a conversation – with someone smart who cares about you. It is also intellectually complex, creative and nuanced. The authors are big thinkers and have taken a good lick at the central human issues of our time." Peter Bane “This definitive guide can provide inspiration to gardeners and those concerned about the environment. It offers practical solutions to all the food-related problems brought on by industrialized agriculture and the globalization of food. Very carefully researched and well written, this documents what is wrong and what we can do about it.” Connie Krochmal - Bellaonline "This outstanding and well-written compendium of insights and recommendations, of fervent idealism and practical solutions, is highly recommended."—Library Journal Once we could fill our grocery carts with cheap and plentiful food, but not anymore. Cheap food has gone the way of cheap oil. Climate change is already reducing crop yields worldwide. The cost of flying in food from far away and shipping it across the country in refrigerated trucks is rapidly becoming unviable. Cars and cows increasingly devour grain harvests, sending prices skyrocketing. More Americans than ever before require food stamps and food pantries just to get by, and a worldwide food crisis is unfolding, overseas and in our kitchens. We can keep hunger from stalking our families, but doing so will require a fundamental shift in our approach to field and table. A Nation of Farmers examines the limits and dangers of the globalized food system and shows how returning to the basics is our best hope. The book includes in-depth guidelines for: Creating resilient local food systems Growing, cooking, and eating sustainably and naturally Becoming part of the solution to the food crisis The book argues that we need to make self-provisioning, once the most ordinary of human activities, central to our lives. The results will be better food, better health, better security, and freedom from corporations that don’t have our interests at heart. This is critical reading for anyone who eats and cares about high-quality food. Sharon Astyk farms in New York, and is the author of Depletion and Abundance. Aaron Newton is a sustainable systems land planner in North Carolina, and is the founding editor of Groovy Green.
... plots in order to bring world visions as No Blade of Grass ( 1971 ) , The them to
public attention . Omega Man ( 1971 ) , The Ultimate Warrior ( 1975 ) , The
evolutionary end of the genre is in sof films A Boy and His Dog ( 1975 ) , Logan's
Author: Kim Newman
Category: Horror films
A critical analysis of the horror movie genre, focusing on modern films and reviewing hundreds of famous and obscure movies
Notice how the suspense keeps building up . please take pans of water to each
Henry to growl at a dog that was ring ? ... A lot of other Ribsy tried to sit down
again , but boys and girls want to show their dogs , Henry held up his hind end by
A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook Anthony
Bourdain. The story of a boy and his dog. A Disney story of a boy and his dog—
which, as all children's accumulated experience teaches them, means that no
Author: Anthony Bourdain
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Medium Raw marks the return of the inimitable Anthony Bourdain, author of the blockbuster bestseller Kitchen Confidential and three-time Emmy Award-nominated host of No Reservations on TV’s Travel Channel. Bourdain calls his book, “A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook,” and he is at his entertaining best as he takes aim at some of the biggest names in the foodie world, including David Chang, Alice Waters, the Top Chef winners and losers, and many more. If Hunter S. Thompson had written a book about the restaurant business, it could have been Medium Raw.