Ferrett Steinmetz. Under the Thumb of the Brain Patrol. (Asimovs Oct/Nov 2010).

Near future in which the high school tables are truly turned – the nerdy science geeks are masters of creation, and the jocks are under their thrall and desperate to avoid their bullying.

With a flat-stomached, blonde cheerleader his only support, the protagonist jock lusts after the fleshy, pasty skin of one of the top brains in the high school. He believes that she may have taken an interest in him, but whilst she has in fact done so, it is for altogether nerdier, but still dangerous design.

Trapped in a D&D world of her design, he must rescue the fair maiden.

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