Ryman provides a nice story based around a meeting between Elizabethan amateur astrologist Thomas Digges, friends of astronomy Tycho Brahe, including Messrs Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, and one young playwright William Shakespeare, who is sufficiently influenced by the meeting to change the setting of one of his plays.
- Brian W. Aldiss. The Mighty Mi Tok of Beijing. (Twelve Tomorrows)
- Marc Laidlaw. Bemused. (Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2013)