A city in Brazil, a society in which carbon is the currency of the day, and a protagonist mourning his lost same-sex lover, who took up arms to fight for the environment, provide a more unusual setting than most. Inacio has his cyber-sleuthing skills called upon – as he is hired to do some ultra-quick research into a company about to launch a new product in the morning. As happens in the best stories, Inacio has to find out about himself during the events of the night, and he is able to play a small, but important, role in making the world a better place.
- Benjamin Crowell. Petopia. (Asimovs June 2010).
- Kit Reed. Monkey Do. (Asimovs June 2010)