A novella. Originally published in the anthology Washed by a Wave of Wind: Science Fiction from the Corridor (edited by M. Shayne Bell) in 1993 as by Dave Wolverton.
In a world turned upside down, only the fittest will survive. But how can we define "Who is fittest?"
[Special Feature: Includes author notes on the origins of this short story.]
David Farland is a pseudonym of Dave Wolverton.
He was born in the United States in 1957.
David Farland has worked as a prison guard, missionary, business manager, technical writer and pie maker, but now writes full-time. He lives in Utah with his wife and five children.
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