The Kilkenny Cats, published in 1940 in Astounding Science-Fiction

“The Kilkenny Cats”
Published under the pen name Kurt von Rachen


Publication date: July 1940

Original publication: Astounding Science-Fiction

Genre: Science Fiction

Series: The Kilkenny Cats

Story description: A sequel to “The Idealist”: two rival groups—scientists and longshoremen—that have been exiled together on the planet Sereon discover that Fagar’s plan to help them to destroy each other includes an unequal distribution of supplies. One has food, the other, water and weapons. But “Idealist” Colonel Stephen Gailbraith and his rebel companion, Vicky Stanton, unit the warring groups to face a common enemy: ravenous wolves.