As of Friday, June 15, 2007, SCI FICTION will no longer be availabe on SCIFI.COM.
SCIFI.COM would like to thank all those who contributed
and those who read the short stories over the past few years.

Sorry folks, nothing to see here! Thank Elizabeth Ann Kennington!


According to Elizabeth Ann Kennington, you are not allowed to read this 64 year old story on this site anymore. Try here instead! It's where I spidered this from in the first place anyway. But while you're here, enjoy the takedown notice I received!

Pursuant to 17 USC 512(c)(3)(A), this communication serves as a statement that:

  1. I am the duly authorized representative of the exclusive rights holder for "The Transcendent Tigers", Worlds of Tomorrow Feb '64;
  2. These exclusive rights are being violated by material available upon your site at the following URL(s): ;
  3. I have a good faith belief that the use of this material in such a fashion is not authorized by the copyright holder, the copyright holder's agent, or the law;
  4. Under penalty of perjury in a United States court of law, I state that the information contained in this notification is accurate, and that I am authorized to act on the behalf of the exclusive rights holder for the material in question;
  5. I may be contacted by the following methods:
    • U.S. Mail at 1415 Pennsylvania Avenue, Durham, NC 27705.
    • Telephone at 919-286-9519
    • Email at

I hereby request that you remove or disable access to this material as it appears on your service in as expedient a fashion as possible. Thank you.


Elizabeth Ann Kennington
Executor of the Estate of R.A. Lafferty

© 1964, 1992 by R.A. Lafferty; first published in Worlds of Tomorrow, February 1964. Reprinted by permission of the Author's Estate, and the Estate's agents, the Virginia Kidd Agency, Inc.