Jerry Was a Man

Publication date:1947.10
Genre:Science fiction short story
Preceded by:It’s Great to Be Back!
Followed by:Water Is for Washing
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“Jerry Was” a Man is a short story by Robert A. Heinlein. First time published in “Thrilling Wonder Stories” October issue of 1947.


Jerry is a genetically modified chimpanzee who is roughly as intelligent as a man. In a world where genetically engineered animals are run of the mill Jerry decides that it is time to stand up for his rights.