Against a background of water shortage and climate change, a single mother refugee, ekeing out an existence as a telepresence operator of engineering equipment in the refugee camp in which she lives, finds her response to a thief who has attempting to steal water from the camp is constrasted by a similar incident on the moon, where she has the opportunity to save a life. It’s fine as far as it goes, but sets up the contrast quickly, and doesn’t quite have that extra spark.
- Robert Reed. Murder Born. (Asimovs February 2012)
- Suzanne Palmer. Tangerine, Nectarine, Clementine, Apocalypse. (Interzone #239, Mar-Apr 2012)