Grandmaster Aldiss gives an elegant oriental take (albeit a very rude one!) of the inspiration that let to the biological tweak that became known as The Mighty Mi Tok of Beijing. Aldiss gets to tone right, even making being sprayed by a partner’s seafood-induced diarrhea seemingly an honourable thing to have happen. Mind you, the story ends up with a strong sense of being a play on words or shaggy dog story, and I haven’t quite sussed that out yet!
- K.J. Kabza. The Game Room. (Fantasy & Science Fiction Sept/Oct 2013)
- Geoff Ryman. Rosary and Goldenstar. (Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2013)