[LMB] OT: Story Id (was )Re: Quark was right

Robert Woodward Robert_A_Woodward at comcast.net
Thu Sep 16 22:24:54 BST 2021

On Sep 16, 2021, at 11:20 AM, WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:

(Snip of Quark)

> There’s a story I read, I thought it was a Hugo winner but I haven’t been able find it. It starts out with an alien reading “Three Billy Goats Gruff” and wondering why the children liked it so much since it was an elementary tactical exercise. Later he sees a preschool teacher with a class full of conquered aliens. The teacher is very kind and supportive and he can’t understand how the same species can act that way and also mow down the enemy by the hundreds in an ambush.

I suspect that this is a Gordon Dickson story … checking .. “Three-Part Puzzle”, published in Analog in the June 1962 issue, reprinted in the collections _The Star Road_, _Beginnings_, and _The Human Edge_. It was not nominated for a Hugo.

(snip of LMB references)

"We have advanced to new and surprising levels of bafflement."
Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan describes progress in _Komarr_.
Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com

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