Feather Tigers


  • First publication
    • Edge, Autumn/Winter 1973, ed. Bruce McAllister, The Edge Press 1973
  • Wolfe collection(s)
  • Other reprints
    • Worlds Far and Near, ed. Terry Carr, Nelson 1974
    • The Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science Fiction, 1960-1990, ed. Ursula K. Le Guin and Brian Attebery, Norton 1993



Quoquo the alien psychologist is an ivory-tower intellectual. He cannot understand the Earth natives dread of shadowy "feather tigers" until he experiences the dread of being hunted by real tigers. Then he sees them everywhere.

Unanswered Questions

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