Monday, October 12, 2009

Howard L Myers' "Fit For a Dog" (short story, horror, free): When humans were dog food

I might have called it chilling, but it cheats - killing much of the effect. But it's action packed.

Story summary.

Some sort of catastrophe moved humans into closed cities because air had become unbreathable. Dogs have since had a field day in rest of the world.

Now dogs are the dominant species & use humans for food - with humans generally content with their fate as dog food!! In spite of the fact that dogs must use muscle power like they always did, & humans still have both the brains & technology - airplanes, helicopters, machine guns, ...!

Much of the action is of a single hunt. An airplane has crashed in open country, & dogs are hunting humans.

Fact sheet.

First published: F&SF, September 1971.
Rating: B.
Download full text from Baen CD or Webscription.
Related: Stories of Howard L Myers; Dog stories.