Stable Strategies for Middle Management
"Stable Strategies for Middle Management" is a science fiction short story published in 1988 by Eileen Gunn. It was nominated for the 1989 Hugo Award for Best Short Story as well as the 1989 Locus Reader’s Poll.
|"Stable Strategies for Middle Management"|
|Published in||Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine|
|Publication date||October 1988|
The story is about Margaret, an advertising executive in a large corporation. To prove her loyalty to the company, she undergoes bioengineering that will eventually transform her into a giant insect. The tale begins as she wakes up one morning to find that her tongue has changed into a stiletto and her hand into a chitinous comb. Throughout the day, she is distracted by odd insect-like cravings - such as the desire to suck her colleagues’ blood and encase her friends in wax.