Autumn 1953 – The Reich Shall Rise

 

Dr. Gottschalk displayed a tight smile. He said, “I have no concerns about racial purity. I have studied genetics. I know the lie of race. Nature adapts life to its environment. The so-called races are merely expressions of the landscapes in which they arose. Some peoples in some environments are superior to others because their environments have required them to be. If another people lived in the same environment they would eventually adapt. I have sped up the process of adaptation and applied it to an environment over which men have had comparatively little mastery. My Icthyomen are a gift to the world.”

I stared at him. I said, “They are eating people. Your gift is not welcome.”

Gottschalk shrugged. “The process has had unexpected side effects. It is nothing about which to be worried.”