Carrie Vaughn. Amaryllis. (The Year’s Best Science Fiction 28th Annual Collection)

Originally in : Lightspeed Magazine, June 2010 (and still online

A great bit of world-building, set amongst a fishing community, where climate change and scarcity have made quotas previously used just for the size of catch being used across the board, and a subtle change from families to crews has taken place. There’s tension in the community directed at the protagonist, for no fault of her own. I recommend you follow the link above and read it if you haven’t already – it’s effective and affecting. Strong characterisation.

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