George R. R. Martin
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Sable Aradia

Read for the 12 in 12 Challenge and the Big Fun in a Little Package Novella Challenge.

This story won the Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards for Best Novelette (1979 and 1980).

This is an outstanding story about the dangers of hubris and cruelty that is the height of science fiction cleverness. If you've got GRRM pegged as strictly a fantasy writer, think again: and note that the signs of greatness were recognized back in 1980.