Andy Stewart. Typhoid Jack. (Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/June 2012)

A first-professional sale for Stewart, and an assured start to what could be a good career based on this story.

In a society where almost all ill-health has been banished, with the overseeing ‘Farmers’ controlling a lot of the city, there’s a black market demand for the common cold, and Jack is there to meet that need. Jack’s relationship with one of the cyborg Farmers in an interesting one, giving a bit of depth to the story, one which could have been given greater length. Hopefully it’s a setting to which he will be encouraged to return.

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