More like N-Words by Ted Kosmatka. That short story is awesome. One day, the world wakes up to images of neanderthal children which were cloned in Korea. Hundreds of them. People began to adopt them, etc, to deal with the humanitarian crisis that it created. Then these kids went to school. The excelled at everything. Everything. They were smarter, stronger, better. Even morally stronger. And people began to hate them.
The story begins with a widow who was burying her neanderthal husband, murdered by a bigot, with all of them along the streets shouting at her and condemning their child. It's a powerful story.http://sciencefictionbiology.com/direct ... -kosmatka/
EscapePod did a decent audio version of the story: http://escapepod.org/2009/05/07/episode-198-n-words/
I think this story very accurate portrays a possibility in our near future. I am not saying they will be more intelligent or anything like that. But it's only a matter of time before all of us stare at an image of other humans sharing our world. The implications will be enormously complex and deep.
Eaters of the Dead is awesome too. But I don't think it really was meant to explore those implications. He only wanted to construct some kind of science fictional basis for Beowulf.