The Mount - Carol Emshwiller

Philip K. Dick Award winner 2002, Nebula Award nominee 2003.

Charley is an athlete. He wants to grow up to be the fastest runner in the world, like his father. He wants to be painted crossing the finishing line, in his racing silks, with a medal around his neck. Charley lives in a stable. He isn't a runner, he's a mount. He belongs to a Hoot: The Hoots are alien invaders. Charley hasn't seen his mother for years, and his father is hiding out in the mountains somewhere, with the other Free Humans. The Hoots own the world, but the humans want it back. Charley knows how to be a good mount, but now he's going to have to learn how to be a human being.

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Release date: 2002
Genres: science fiction
Tags: philip k. dick award
Updated: August 28, 2021
Other books by Carol Emshwiller
Joy in Our Cause
Carmen Dog
The Start of the End of It All and Other Stories
Report to the Men's Club and Other Stories
Mister Boots
I Live with You
The Secret City
In the Time of War & Master of the Road to Nowhere