Kalpana Kalpana (Editor)

The People of Sand and Slag

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
8/101 Votes Alchetron
8
1 Ratings
100
90
81
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
Rate This

Rate This

Language  English
Originally published  February 2004
Genre  Science Fiction
Publication type  Magazine

Publication date  February 2004
Author  Paolo Bacigalupi
Country  United States of America
The People of Sand and Slag wwwdrabblecastorgwpcontentuploads201210dra
Published in  Fantasy & Science Fiction
Nominations  Hugo Award for Best Novelette, Nebula Award for Best Novelette
Similar  Paolo Bacigalupi books, Other books

"The People of Sand and Slag" is a science fiction novelette published in 2004 by Paolo Bacigalupi. It was nominated for the 2005 Hugo Award for Best Novelette, the 2006 Nebula Award for Best Novelette and the 2005 Locus Poll.

On October 30, 2012, "The Drabblecast" podcast presented an audio dramatization by Norm Sherman, David Robison, Naomi Mercer and Mike Boris.

Plot summary

The story follows three genetically modified humans who work as guards for a large mining conglomeration in a far future Montana. It begins with the three of them being called out to track down an intruder on their employer's property. When they finally corner it they realize it is nothing more than a dog. Fascinated by the fact that it could still survive in their day and age they decide to keep it as a pet, and then constantly struggle to keep it fed, clean, healthy and alive.

References

The People of Sand and Slag Wikipedia


Similar Topics
City by the Sea
Kristin Solberg
Darren Tate
Topics
 
B
i
Link
H2
L