A lighter tone from Doctorow to the opening stories in this volume, in a homage to Star Trek (The Original Series), its tropes and characters, bringing it up against a much more hi-tech MMORPG/sim future, in which the ship’s captain is required to land on a planet to defend humanity, only to find that what they have been believing is reality, is anything but.
- Steven Popkes. The Secret Lives of Fairy Tales. (F&SF Jan/Feb 2010)
- John Barnes. The Lost Princess Man. (The New Space Opera 2).