An elderly scientist explains why he hates ants, and why he is participating in a secret government project.
"giANTS" won the 1979 Nebula Award for Best Short Story, and was nominated for the 1980 Hugo Award for Best Short Story. Gary Westfahl has noted that the story is based on the fact that giant insects "would be unable to walk or sustain themselves".
- giANTS at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- 1979 Nebula Awards, at Science Fiction Writers of America; retrieved May 31, 2017
- 1980 Hugo Awards, at TheHugoAwards.org; retrieved May 31, 2017
- The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Themes, Works, and Wonders, Volume 1, edited by Gary Westfahl; page 245; published 2005 by Greenwood Publishing Group