SF & Fantasy’s Great Bromances
Who are the Butch Cassidys and the Sundance Kids of the SF & fantasy world? wonders Jayne Nelson
FROM THE SFX ARCHIVES: They’re bessie mates and inseparable pals, willing to die for each other at the drop of a hat even though they’re not even related. We celebrate the art of male friendship with some of sci-fi and fantasy’s greatest bromances… This article was originally published in 2010
10 Vic and Blood A Boy and His Dog
Vic’s a loner wandering a post-apocalyptic American wasteland in this classic novella by Harlan Ellison, which was turned into a halfway decent movie in 1975. Vic’s only companion is a dog named Blood, with whom he can communicate telepathically. Blood is grumpy and bossy but he’s Vic’s only friend and they’re understandably very close. But then along comes a girl and all hell breaks loose…
We won’t ruin the story’s killer twist ending (seriously, there is no love like that between a boy and his dog) but suffice it to say that Vic and Blood’s bond is one human/canine bromance that can’t be lessened. If only we could interact with our own pets like this.
Tags: A Boy And His Dog, Adama, Arthur Pendragon, Battlestar Galactica, Bradley James, Castiel, Chewbacca, Chuck, Colin Morgan, Daniel Jackson, Dean Winchester, Gimli, Han Solo, Harrison Ford, Hot, Jack O’Neill, James T Kirk, Legolas, Lord Of The Rings, McCoy, Merlin, Morgan Grimes, Nick Frost, Shaun Of The Dead, Simon Pegg, Spock, Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate SG-1, Supernatural, Tigh