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When Simon Kress returned to his home planet of Baldur from an offworld business trip, he was amused to find that his tank of Earth piranhas had cannibalized themselves into extinction, and of the two exotic animals that roamed his estate, only one remained. Now, in search of some new pets to satisfy his cruel pursuit of amusement, Simon finds a new shop in the city where...more
Kindle Edition, 89 pages
Published July 2001 by Fictionwise (first published August 1979)
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Carmo Santos
Com este conto George RR Martin prova que quem escreve bem, fá-lo em qualquer registo e nem importa o tamanho.
Não o leiam antes de dormir. É arrepiante e "pesadélico".
Dy Loveday
I've read this over and over again and every time I find more in the story. One of the best characters of all time.
This is one of those stories of hubris that once read it seeps deeper into memory(at least mine). Ihave found some of Martin's novellas far
more compelling than his rambling encyclopedic Ice and Fire series. This story ramps up quickly with a very creative story-line. Hard to put down once started.
Martin's genius does not disappoint. A lovely short story on the prevalence of nature over malevolence, egoism And irrationality with a fantastic final twist. While it has nothing to do, it comes very recommended to all fans of this genius of modern literature
Sheer Brilliance. Horrifying and grizzly but utterly poignant at the same time.

Takes about 20 mins to read but totally 110% worth it.
Ahmad Alkadri
This is a dark, sick... and awesome story. Set in other world, far away in space, with battling Aliens and used-to-be-Godlike cruel human, and terrifying but actually relatable creatures. Great characters, twist, and turn all over around. 5 stars, no less.
Stephen V.
This was the story that opened my eyes to the power of the short story. An amazing read in OMNI, edited by Ellen Datlow.
I like the plot, but I found the writing some what lacking. Martin's writing has certainly progressed.
One of the more excellent short stories I have read.
chilling short story. great take on playing god
Folly Blaine
I loved everything about this novella.
Very well written.
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George R. R. Martin was born September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten.

Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies,...more
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