Monday, June 19, 2017

The First Rule Is, You Don't Eat Your Friends, by Robert R. Chase

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(Near-Future SF) Brother Lawrence and his pig are taking a walk outside the monastery when he finds an injured scientist seeking protection. (6,679 words; Time: 22m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"The First Rule Is, You Don't Eat Your Friends," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 07-08|17, published on by .

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Pro: The story is open on the question of animal intelligence, and it does not presume to find an answer.

Con: There isn’t a story here at all. The scientist hides from animal-rights activists and then attends a conference. Brother Lawrence feeds his pig, decides this is a matter of faith, and becomes a vegetarian. That’s it.

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