Ingold takes us back to the ancient city of Tartassos, and explores what their fabled wealth in silver might have been built on, and led to. If you like your fantasy to be of the historical type (rather than creating entirely alternate histories, or indeed other planets and beings and cultures) then you’ll like this story.
- K.J. Parker. Amor Vincit Omnia. (The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2011)
- Ma Boyong. The Mark Twain Robots. (trsf: The Best New Science Fiction)