Night of the Long Knives

Posted 6/03/2008 by smartblackboy in Labels: , , ,
Just read a very odd short story by Science Fiction great Fritz Leiber called Night of the Long Knives or The Wolf Pair.

The story took place in a future America that has been destroyed by nuclear war. Much of America is simply called The Deathlands. In the deathlands a odd culture of murder thrives. It is literally kill or be killed.

The story starts with the main character Ray meeting a female deathlander called Alice. They decide not to kill each other but to give in to the second great urge - that is sex. Then they find a plane, a handsome young pilot, and another deathlander who claims to have given up killing. What happens next will change Ray and Alice's lives forever.

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