Blood's a Rover
Burbank, Warner Brothers, 1985. Ellison's unproduced teleplay for the final part of his four-part sequence that began with "Eggsucker," "A Boy and His Dog," and "Run, Spot, Run." These first three parts were published in a graphic novel (adapted by Richard Corben), called Vic and Blood. Ellison wrote the concluding part in this screenplay form, intending to novelize it later. That didn't happen, and, on his website, Ellison makes a point of saying that authors have the right to destroy unfinished work and, further, "I am determined that...there will be no publication of, say Blood's a Rover by Harlan Ellison and Frederick Pohl, or Harlan Ellison and Robert Silverberg, or Harlan Ellison and David Drake...or whoever that season's 'completer' might be." This screenplay thus apparently represents the only form of the conclusion of Ellison's Vic and Blood cycle. Ellison, now an elder of the science fiction world, was one of the young instigators of the New Wave in science fiction in the 1960s, which elevated the genre from space operas and shoot-em-outs into a progressive, often experimental, literary form. An unpublished and unproduced script from the multiple award-winning writer is extremely unusual to encounter in the market, especially one that builds on and completes one of his most famous works. Bradbound in light green covers, with the title written on the spine; near fine. [#032870] SOLD
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