Published shortly after his high school graduation, “Beyond
Lies the Wub” is the classic short story by science fiction master Philip K.
Peterson, a crew member from a spaceship visiting Mars,
purchases a giant, pig-like creature called a wub. Although Captain Franco
means to make a meal of the strange beast, the wub proves to be likeable and
intelligent by discussing the travels of Odysseus and the impact of myth on the
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