"giANTS" is a 1979 science fiction short story by Edward Bryant. It was first published in Analog Science Fiction.[1]


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,[2] and was nominated for the 1980 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.[3] Gary Westfahl has noted that the story is based on the fact that giant insects "would be unable to walk or sustain themselves".[4]