“Beyond Lies The Wub” is Dick’s first published short story appearing in Planet Stories in 1952.
On an expedition rounding up Martian animals Captain Franco encounters the wub, a pig-like creature he intends to eat even after it turns out to be an intelligent form of life with a tendency toward philosophical discussion.
Cast of characters
- The wub – a pig-like telepathic extra terrestrial
- Captain Franco – a wrangler of alien lifeforms
- Peterson, Jones, French – crew members aboard Franco’s ship