Friday, June 15, 2012

Eric Frank Russell's "Muten" (as by Duncan H Munro) (short story, humor): Fun transporting an intelligent talking horse

US government's Board of Social Survey keeps a record of country's mutants. Now they've got a call for a possible mutant, & Steven Yule is dispatched to investigate it. He finds the mutant all right, only it's a horse - an intelligent talking horse! A lot of fun transporting him to government's labs...

Title is mutant mispronounced by the farmer in whose stables talking horse was born.

See also.

  1. James Blish's "How Beautiful With Banners" (download): Another story where the resolution is primarily by sexual arousal.

Fact sheet.

First published: Astounding, October 1948.
Rating: A.
Among the stories from Astounding/Analog issues edited by John Campbell.
Related: Stories of Eric Frank Russell (as by Duncan H Munro) (annotated list).