What is a Wub? A 400-pound slovenly, fat, ungainly, drooling animal that looks like a cross between a walrus and an enormous hog? Well, yes that is pretty much what he looks like and for 50 cents, a good bargain no matter how he tastes. The hungry spaceship crew expect to find out. Of course the Wub may not entirely agree but it doesn't have much to say about it.
Public Domain (P)2014 Phil Chenevert
Dr. Nils Rasmussen
This short story by PKD examines the idea of eating an intelligent, sentient creature.
How smart does an organism have to be before we as humans will refuse to indulge in eating it?
A very enjoyable little story of ethics here.
8.96 / 10.00
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