Short, not very subtle blackly humorous take on nano-meds, as a very unpleasant CEO of a pharma company is delighted to hear that the Asian and German researchers (crude stereotypes) in his employ have created nanobots that knock Viagra into a cocked hat. His wife is less than pleased with his renewed vigour, but she, his mistress, and his driver and the housemaid, find a way of ensuring that this scientific breakthrough will benefit the world rather than the company balance sheet.
- John Barnes. The Lost Princess Man. (The New Space Opera 2).
- John Langan. City of the Dog. (F&SF Jan/Feb 2010).