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The only thing Benji lacks more than ambition is luck. And his new job has to be the lowest of the low. But something is stirring in the zero-footprint economy of New St. Louis. And Benji’s about to find himself chin deep in the muck!

This story was originally published in the Hugo Award-nominated METAtropolis.

©2008 John Scalzi (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • P. J. Zannini
  • 19-01-15

Best story in METAtropolis

Of course, a few of them were drivel, but this story was outstanding, even on its own. Liked it so much I bought the stand alone version.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-05-21

Great short story by Scalzi

I have to admit, it took me 5 tries to get past the first 5 minutes. My brain just wasn’t in the right frame of mind for the start of this story. But once I settled in, it became evident that it was another great short story by Scalzi. I love the world building intermixed with the social and ethical issues that we face today. Now I need to find the whole book to see how this fits in. Had a Margaret Atwood vibe that I enjoyed.

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  • Wench
  • 12-05-21

Pigs, Who'da Thought?

Humor, imaginatively created society. Dystopian political structure without being a downer. The good stuff of sci-fi.
And pig poop.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-05-21

Cute and well worth the free price

Wish the story was longer. Loved Lunch the Pig! Anything by Scalzi is a thumbs up from me!

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  • LVM
  • 29-04-21

Really excellent reading

This is a fun short story with an unexpected hero. Very well written and extremely well performed by the reader.

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  • David D. Schneider
  • 24-10-16

"I don't think this means what you think it means!" 😱

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A little quote from "The Princess Bride" for John Scalzi. You Latin scholars may correct me if I err, but I don't think the Latin translates into "With swine you can use everything but the squeal." __________________
Otherwise interesting tale. ________________ 😱