Monday, August 27, 2012

H B Fyfe's "Protected Species" (short story, first contact): Arrogant humans are humbled

It's not always logical, particularly the successful human harassment of local "ape men", but it has a beautiful ending.

Story summary.

Arrogant humans have arrived on a new world to colonize. A world with ancient ruins of some intelligent species no longer around. A world humans are in a hurry to civilize. They'll be humbled by the end of the story.

Collected in.

  1. John W Campbell, Jr (ed)'s "The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology".

Fact sheet.

First published: Astounding, March 1951.
Among the stories from John Campbell's Astounding/Analog.
Rating: A.
Related: Stories of H B Fyfe.