Looking for the Title of a science fiction book about people who were small in stature and live underground in tunnels. They fear and fight rats and live off eating worms It has been a while and I may be forgetting things. Can anyone help?

  • Share with us anything you can. For example when was it written? When did you read it? – CHEESE Apr 5 '16 at 1:06
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    In addition to CHEESE's questions, here are some more tips for improving the chances of finding your story. – Paul Apr 5 '16 at 1:09
  • It sounds like "The Borrowers" (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Borrowers), but I seem to have a dim recollection of another tale. Maybe it will surface at some point and I can enter a real Answer. – Howard Miller Apr 5 '16 at 3:58
  • I thought of "The Borrowers" too but I don't think they ate worms. – Dave M Apr 6 '16 at 10:58

Might be The Hero of Downways by Michael G Coney. It certainly features people who have been genetically engineered to be very small, and live in tunnels. The Hero of the title became a hero by killing a rat (called the Daggertooth). I can't find any reference to them eating worms without actually reading the book.

  • Truckers by Terry Pratchett? – DannyMcG Jun 21 at 6:14

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