The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change
"The evolution of trickster stories among the dogs of North Park after the Change" is a 2007 science fiction/fantasy short story by Kij Johnson. It was shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award and the Nebula Award.
The story depicts a world in the aftermath of "the Change", a mysterious event whereby all domesticated mammals spontaneously gain near-human intelligence and the ability to speak. Terrified pet owners evict their dogs, and the bewildered animals cluster together in packs.
- News archive: 9 August 2008: World Fantasy Awards Nominations at SF Site, by Stephen Silver, retrieved December 19 2010
- Nebula nominees list at Locus, retrieved December 19 2010
- Firebird, retrieved December 19 2010
- Text of the story on Kij Johnson's official site