A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World

Postby Dave Z » Thu Dec 21, 2023 2:52 am

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World
by Charlie Fletcher

This story is set in a severely depopulated future several generations after a global loss of fertility called The Gelding.

One of two of our protagonist's dogs is stolen, initiating a hunt across former England, whose lands are rewilding and infrastructures are decaying. This makes for a world of mystery and danger. In terms of The Knowledge, it is set in The Grace Period, wherein scavenging still plays a strong role.

What sets this novel apart is the very humanity of its characters. Little is known of the their world; experiences are interpreted through engagement. They are complex, surprising and plausible.

Almost anything further I might say in description would diminish the journey.

Dave Z


PS. This story is often confused with A Boy and His Dog by Harlan Ellison... the similarity ends with their titles.
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Re: A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World

Postby tahanson43206 » Thu Dec 21, 2023 1:33 pm

For Dave Z re new book title(s) ....

Thanks for listing both of these titles!

The theme of the "Great Gelding" is foreshadowed by reductions in fertility in many nations.

The arrival of technology that gives women choice has revealed that when women ** have ** a choice, they exercise it.

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