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A Kippled Meal (The Builders universe)

3.03  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Original Fiction, Short Story, Science Fiction, Fantasy ||

When the idea of having Lawrence M. Schoen and Daniel Polansky write together came up, it seemed an unlikely match. Daniel’s The Builders is a tale of of bloody revenge and razor sharp wit, while Lawrence’s Barsk is a story of prophecy, the afterlife and deep pathos. Then we looked again and realized that Barsk
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Published November 6th 2015 by

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“I’ll take the soup,” Cat said finally.

Dog shook his head. “No soup.”

“The fish?”

“No fish.”

“What do you have?”


“Meat it will be, then.”

this is one of the shortest tor shorts i've come across, even though TWO people wrote it. so, if you're looking for a supershort story, here it is, but if you're looking for a great one, keep looking. it's fine, but there's not much to it. it's like a grosser The Wind in the Willows, or an aesop fable, bizarro-style, full of rude animals, mystery meat, and
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I have been a big fan of Daniel Polansky ever since the Low Town series. Just about a few weeks back I read his latest short story. The Builders, simply put wow. Awesome story and once again Daniel Polansky showed what he is worth.

Earlier this week when I was looking up The Builders on the website I came across another story set in this universe. A Kippled Meal, which is written by both Daniel Polansky and Lawrence M. Schoen.
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
A handful of animals discuss their perfect meal while taking a backseat to the graying meat placed before them at a local cafe. The meals themselves reflect each animal's internal instinct, though some can't stomach what they hear. Nice, quick read. Need to read The Builders now!
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
A Kippled Meal, is a very short story, a meditation on the nature of various idealized animals. A mole, a cat, a sloth, a dog, and various other animals discuss their perfect meal, suppers that reveal their innermost instincts, with some more uncouth than others.
Dec 17, 2015 rated it liked it
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Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Quite amusing.
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Fortunately. it was a quick read that I did not get into.
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Daniel Polansky is the author of the Low Town trilogy, Empty Throne duology, the Hugo-nominated novella The Builders, and A City Dreaming. He can be found in Los Angeles, mostly.
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