River of Teeth
In the early 20th Century, the United States government concocted a plan to import hippopotamuses into the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. This is true. Other true things about hippos: they are savage, they are fast, and their jaws can snap a man... show more
In the early 20th Century, the United States government concocted a plan to import hippopotamuses into the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. This is true.
Other true things about hippos: they are savage, they are fast, and their jaws can snap a man in two.
This was a terrible plan.
Contained within this volume is an 1890s America that might have been: a bayou overrun by feral hippos and mercenary hippo wranglers from around the globe. It is the story of Winslow Houndstooth and his crew. It is the story of their fortunes. It is the story of his revenge.
Publish date: 2017-05-23
Pages no: 152
Edition language: English
Man-eating hippos, some truly fucked up characters, and a bloody, bloody tale of revenge? Basically, this hit a ton of my literary kinks, in a fabulous alternate history setup: what would you think about cowboys who were hippoboys? Instead of cows, America depends on hippos to get around - and y...
It's that time of year again, when I'm reading my way through the Hugo nominations in preparation for voting, and this is one of the books that is up for Best Novella even though I'm not completely convinced that it actually fits the bill as either SF or Fantasy. The most you can say about River of ...
Basically, if hippos had been imported into America in the 1800s as a potential livestock animal, what would it have been like? This is based on an actual proposal that didn't quite take off as well as it does in this alternative history series. The characters are unique and not the usual "straight ...
There's a lot I like about this novella, but overall it's a bit not-quite-enough of something. The ensemble cast are all characters I'd like to know more about (with one exception, but that's fine, that character doesn't make it), but in a novella length work, I didn't get to spend quite enough time...
2.75 - 3 starsI'm not sure what I just read here, but there weren't enough feral hippos!review I’m sure not what I just read here, but I’ll try to put my thoughts about this strange little novella in writing. I have been eagerly awaiting this title for months. When I read “feral hippos” I was all ...
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