291M: Sad tears of space slug grant immortality

In a sci-fi anthology ~1970, the protagonist is sole crew on a space station with giant slug. Somehow his job is to keep it sad so its tears can be harvested for human benefit.

Probably he doesn’t understand the job at first.

Short story

4 thoughts on “291M: Sad tears of space slug grant immortality

  1. Thanks, the second description sounds close to my fading memory! I will read the story (Wow, there is even a link for that) and reply more definitively. Unfortunately I am not ‘on’ this topic with any urgency so it could take a while. But for sure, this is the very best help I have ever received in decades of desultory inquiry.

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