The Game of Rat and Dragon

Cordwainer Smith
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The Game of Rat and Dragon


This short story tells the tale of a desperate struggle between humans and their sentient feline colleagues against the deadly and monstrous 'dragons' which inhabit deep space and kill any life form they encounter.

To battle them, men and feline join together to travel in hyperspace and ferret these space creatures out. How they do so, working together as a team, it the core of the story. The struggle of human to find common ground with feline in this struggle colors the action.

One of several loosely related stories of the 'up and out' by Smith. Nicely written and worth the time to read.