“Pâté de Foie Gras,” Isaac Asimov, 1956 – Fairy tale meets sf in this tale of a goose that lays golden eggs. The goose is revealed to be a mini-nuclear reactor, a living philosopher’s stone.
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Author: Wikipedia: “Isaac Asimov…(January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was a Russian American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards…Asimov is widely considered a master of hard science fiction and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, he was considered one of the ‘Big Three’ science fiction writers during his lifetime.”