Cover by Bo Nash.
A Boy and His Dog – Harlan Ellison’s aborted screenplay
Blood’s a Rover – 14 May 1977 first-draft teleplay
Blood’s a Rover – 13 August 1977 final-draft teleplay
“Huck and Tom: The Bizarre Liaison of Ellison and Jones” – an essay by Harlan Ellison
and editor’s notes by Jason Davis.
NOTE: The “Blood’s a Rover” section of Subterranean Press’s 2018 release, BLOOD’S A ROVER, contains a modified version of the final 2/3rds of the 14 May 1977 first draft of the unproduced teleplay. All other material is previously uncollected.
Some of the documents in this book were reproduced from the author’s file copies. They originated on a manual typewriter, hence the idiosyncrasies that set them apart from the sanitized, word-processed pages of today. The progressive lightening of the text followed by a sudden darkening of the same, indicates the author has changed the typewriter’s ribbon; it is not a printing defect.
Throughout the works presented herein, there is evidence of the author’s revision: struck-out text, handwritten emendations (sometimes right off the page), and typewritten text printed over passages that were cancelled with correcting tape. These artifacts have been maintained to preserve the evidence of the writer’s process.