The unnamed protagonist exists in a strange world, the only human, who from time to time is suddenly required to set up a number of empty bars ready to entertain unseen guests. He has little left of his memories of a previous life, and we are left to guess what is happening, made easier by the insertion of references from scientific papers which make it perhaps a little too easy.
- Joe Haldeman. Complete Sentence. (trsf : The Best New Science Fiction)
- K.J. Parker. Amor Vincit Omnia. (The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2011)