Stoddard looks at a near-future with corporations taking over the role of countries, and the societal impact of a post-scarcity economy, where everybody has in theory everything they need. What price then the future of humanity, historically driven forward by need, and a desire to see over the next hill? On the darkside of the moon the fruit of one millionaire’s foresight and determination to reach out has its own future threatened – and this colony has to decide whether the re-embrace Earth, or to reach out to that which is further out and which is unknowable. It’s a good story, one that begs for more detail and to be continued.
- Kit Reed. Monkey Do. (Asimovs June 2010)
- Chris Beckett. The Peacock Cloak. (Asimovs June 2010).