Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Marc Laidlaw's "Dankden" (novelette, fantasy, racism, free)

A swampy town called Dankden, peopled by amphibians called "phibs". Humans come, hunting phibs for their hides. Overtime, there is a group of half-breeds too - partly human, partly phib. And some humans hunt the half-breeds' children too. So we have a conflict, eventually resulting in division among humans & burning of a half-breeds' township.

Not exactly my kind of story, but not boring either.

Fact sheet.

First published: F&SF, October/November 1995.
Download full text from publisher's site (I think this link won't work after a month or so).
Rating: B.
Related: Stories about racism.