“Ole Mother Methuselah” Published under the pen name Rene Lafayette
Publication date: January 1950
Original publication:Astounding Science Fiction
Genre: Science Fiction
Series: Ole Doc Methuselah
Story description: It’s one thing when lions are bred on planet Gorgon as an environmental measures to deal with the feral cat beast population, but when a shipment of human embryos mysteriously finds its way into the ion breeding vats, the result is a race of beings with superhuman strength and powers. Ole Doc Methuselah discovers the alien origin of the embryos, then induces an allergy in the superbeings that changes their cell structure and their behavior.