THE BEAST THAT SHOUTED LOVE AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD. [New York]: Avon, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Avon Books V2300. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Ellison to August Derleth: "For August Derleth -- / with considerable / admiration, / Harlan Ellison / Hollywood 1970." A collection of fifteen stories including the Hugo winning title story and "A Boy and His Dog," winner of the 1969 Nebula Award for best novella, first published in NEW WORLDS, number 189, April 1969, 4-16. The story was expanded for this first printing in a book, and it precedes the publication of the story in KNIGHT MAGAZINE. The 1975 film "A Boy and His Dog" won a Hugo Award. A "striking example of the grotesque in contemporary science fiction ..." - Brians, Nuclear Holocausts, Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, pp. 192-193. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 3-302. A fine copy. A fine association copy. A major 1960s collection of short fiction. (#163737).
"First Avon Printing, July, 1969" on copyright page.