Looking for a science fiction short story, probably published in 1960's or 1970's. War has been formalized to a battle in a valley sized arena between two armies that is fought until only one soldier is left. That solder is called a "Winner" and he is immune from all laws for the rest of his life. The wars are televised. Final scene is the "Winner" breaking into the house of a big fan of watching the wars and walking up the stairs to where his daughter is... anyone remember it?


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The Survivor, by Walter F. Moudy. 1965. The story is posted on this page:


  • Nicely done. That's the story. It's a beast! (I told you someone would find it!) Dec 3, 2013 at 7:43

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