Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Vic and Blood: The Continuing Adventures of a Boy & His Dog” as Want to Read:
Vic and Blood: The Continuing Adventures of a Boy & His Dog
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Vic and Blood: The Continuing Adventures of a Boy & His Dog

by
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  265 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Trade paperback collection, color reprints.
Paperback, Graphic Novel, 128 pages
Published June 24th 2003 by IBooks (first published 1987)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Vic and Blood, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Vic and Blood

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 475)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Kerry
Okay, here is what this book is: Harlan Ellison wrote a short piece of fiction that was supposed to be the beginning of a novel. (This was made into a movie, but I didn't see the movie, so that doesn't concern me at the moment.) Then he wrote a bit of a prologue to that. Then, when this particular edition of the book was in the works, he wrote another short piece, which is also supposed to be the beginning of the eventual novel. We'll see if he actually ever completes it. Although I really don't ...more
Donald Armfield
Man's best friend, through wasted lands, no matter what happens or the ones who could come between them.

A sci-fi wasteland and the travels of a boy and his dog. A very sad story but Interesting read.
Paula
I am a fan of the film ‘A Boy and his Dog’, which was adapted from the book, ‘Vic and Blood’. The book is slightly different from the film and in all honesty ~ better, especially the ending of the film which Harlan Ellison hated and I can see why.

Blood the dog is telepathically connected to Vic, a young boy who survives with Blood’s help in the vast wasteland following numerous wars, Blood’s telepathy was inherited from an experiment on his ancestors, he is unable to do what dogs should be able
...more
Josh
A Boy and His Dog, was by far one of the strangest and most influential movies of my youth. The post-apocalyptic world where teenage gangs with psychic dogs fight in the nuclear wastelands for food by day, and spend the nights watching pornos in the burnt-out shells of movie theatres, while the middle class has moved underground into a 1950s negative utopia complete with clown make-up, oom-pah bands, and robot guards that try to steal Don Johnson's sperm really took hold of my imagination in the ...more
Shazza Maddog
I first heard of Vic and Blood the same way a lot of people did - through the movie that kept being played during the early '80's on the Cinemax channel. I was intrigued and appalled, and, while it wasn't my first taste of dystopia, it did make an impression - I wanted a Blood of my own. Telepathic, talking dogs? How cool.

And I also noticed whose work the movie was based on - Harlan Ellison, he of the many Hugo awards, gently mocked by Isaac Asimov, teller of stories that alternately creeped me
...more
Martha
Jun 22, 2012 Martha rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Martha by: Brian Milligan - lent me his copy 6/15/12
A little bit torn on this one as it made me so queasy sometimes that it was hard to click a button that said "Liked it" or "Really liked it." But the stories were well-told, and the main characters/narrators (the stories are told first-person, with the narrators switching off) were engaging -- especially Blood, the dog.

I'm not sure whether I'm going to read the novel that's excerpted here, "Blood's a Rover" (if it even is ever finished, which I guess it hasn't been yet). On the one hand I wanted
...more
Thorfinn
Set in a post-apocalyptic world in the future, a boy and his psychic dog try to survive the day-to-day. The story that helped inspire the game series "fallout" is a really fun read, the worst part is that it wasn't longer. A must read for any fan of post-apocalyptic survival!
Randy
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, publishe
...more
Nicholas
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.
Daniel
'A Boy and His Dog' was recommended by a coworker. Although I own the 50 year Ellison anthology, this is the first of his work I've read. Interesting stuff. I skipped the poorly illustrated graphic novel adaptions in favor of the actual stories.
Todd
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 ...more
Kathryn
This was positively frightening, shocking. I can only imagine reaction to the short story when it was first published. I can see how the story possibly influenced some of my favorite books.

I can not believe I found this by chance. I had never heard of it, not the story or the movie, and I had no idea what to expect. I mean, the title is decieving.

Highly, highly recommended but I'm not sure how someone who has read the story will feel about the art. I found it fitting, the darkness and tones se
...more
San
do you know what love is?
Sure I know.

A boy loves his dog.
Devowasright
yeesh. a bit brutal, wot?

i'd never read this in any format, but am always a fan of mr. ellison. his introduction is alone worth the price of admission, as it were.
i am now on a mission to locate the don-johnson's-first-role movie version, preferably on laser disc or beta. yeah, baaaby.
Rick
if you like a boy and his dog, dont read this. its supposed to be a continuation, but its a rewrite as well. i dont know if it was because people considered the story chauvinist, but he takes back everything i loved about the original story.
Shaun
I didn't even read the illustrated version. I have a copy of E-Reads version. I also have a nice introduction that kind of counteracts everyone's critiques of it all.
Todd Charlton
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.
Hugo
El arte no es tan de mi agrado, pero la historia es bastante buena. Sigue un poco mas del final del libro de "A Boy and his Dog".
Kyle
Short but by far the most unique in the genre that I've read. It's a shame Ellison will probably never finish the series
Edwin L.
A boy and his telepathic dog have adventures in a post-Apocalyptic world. What's not love?
Janet Jay
Well-written, well thought out, disturbing & unexpected. Will have to check out this movie...
Albie
Vic and Blood : The Continuing Adventures of a Boy and His Dog by Harlan Ellison (2005)
Jeff
Nice completion of the book "A Boy and His Dog". I liked it.
Bill
Harlan Ellison is a very sick man in all the best ways.
Sam McCanna
May 26, 2010 Sam McCanna marked it as to-read
Shelves: comics
comics,sci-fi
Gijoemarciano
Gijoemarciano marked it as to-read
Jun 18, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 15 16 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
stand alone 1 4 Oct 15, 2012 10:49AM  
  • Beyond Armageddon
  • Long Voyage Back
  • The Long Winter
  • The Unforsaken Hiero  (Hiero, #2)
  • The Long Tomorrow
  • No Night Without Stars
  • Summer of the Apocalypse
  • This Is the Way the World Ends
  • Aftermath (Supernova Alpha, #1)
  • By the Waters of Babylon
  • Gather, Darkness!
  • The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke: History Lesson, Volume I
  • A Chemical Fire
  • The Last Man on Earth
  • Snowfall (Snowfall, #1)
  • Armageddon 2419 A.D.
  • The Fox Run (Endworld, #1)
  • The Day It Rained Forever
7415
Harlan Jay Ellison is a prolific American writer of short stories, novellas, teleplays, essays, and criticism.

His literary and television work has received many awards. He wrote for the original series of both The Outer Limits and Star Trek as well as The Alfred Hitchcock Hour; edited the multiple-award-winning short story anthology series Dangerous Visions; and served as creative consultant/write
...more
More about Harlan Ellison...
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream Dangerous Visions Again, Dangerous Visions Deathbird Stories "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »