“BESTIARY” is just out from Wily Writers.
A lonely harvester operator on a remote terraforming project discovers a wild beast that he adopts as a companion, but the relationship isn’t all that it seems.
What the editors had to say:
We are quite interested in seeing more from Nicholas Oakley, whose story “Bestiary” proved heartbreaking, horrifying, and impossible to put down from the first page. Mr. Oakley’s effortless prose reminded the judges of SF greats like John Scalzi or David Brin, and the deceptively simple story of loneliness, friendship, and the unintended consequences of compassion left a lasting impact. This one’s an instant classic with a truly dark finish.
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