World That Couldn't Be (Version 2)
The planet where his new plantation was established was very strange, with a complete lack of sex; all of his workers and all the animals and plants had no sex at all; they were all 'its'. But like every farmer on every planet, Duncan had to hunt down anything that damaged his crops—and whatever animal ate his vua plants was going to die. Of course he had no idea what this one looked like or what it was like, but whatever it was, he would track it and his rifle would bring it down. It was a very interesting hunt with a very interesting ending. Simak has written another delightful story that will keep you listening and wondering to the very end. With maybe a chuckle and guffaw on top. Listen and find out why.
First Page:Transcriber's Note:
This etext was produced from Galaxy Science Fiction January 1958. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.
The World That Couldn't Be
By CLIFFORD D. SIMAK
Illustrated by GAUGHAN
Like every farmer on every planet, Duncan had to hunt down anything that damaged his crops even though he was aware this was
The tracks went up one row and down another, and in those rows the vua plants had been sheared off an inch or two above the ground. The raider had been methodical; it had not wandered about haphazardly, but had done an efficient job of harvesting the first ten rows on the west side of the field. Then, having eaten its fill, it had angled off into the bush and that had not been long ago, for the soil still trickled down into the great pug marks, sunk deep into the finely cultivated loam... Continue reading book >>
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Reviewer: Bernie - March 17, 2014
Subject: World that couldn't be
Cute (?), little story, well read by Gregg, as always.