Gritty, sweaty, emotional drama, with the focus on the human relationships rather than the science or the technology, as is Lake’s trademark. A miner on an asteroid finds something anomalous – an alien artifact. The company reward for finding such a thing is immense, but she has two man back at base camp who are part of a complex equation, as is whether they can realistically expect to claim their prize.
- Neal Asher. The Cuisinart Effect. (Conflicts.)
- Elizabeth Bourne. A History of Cadmium. (F&SF May/June 2010)