“Missing Link” by Frank Herbert
Frank Herbert is the author of Dune, one of my all-time favorite science fiction novels. I loved the world-building and the female characters. (Yes, it’s all about Paul, but where would be be without his mother, his sister, the two women in his life and the Reverend Mother?) I’ve read his other books too, the Dune sequels as well as Soul Catcher and Whipping Star and The Dosadi Experiment. “Missing Link” is the first Herbert short story I’ve ever read. “Missing Link” is a first-contact story and although the dialogue is a little lame, the ideas are not. You can read it here.
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