The question of survival or annihilation is posed as civilization is threatened by paggets,- the results of a Dr. Paget's experiments in mentally stimulating animals, who wage unceasing war against humans. Told by Donny Page-Turner, this follows his efforts to outwit the padogs, pacats, parats, pamice, to build a strong community to withstand their attacks, to fight off lawless humans, and to strengthen mutual aid. A realistic, grim fantasy of an imaginary future. Laid in England. Shudder department.