Jon Wallace. The Walrus and the Icebreaker. (Interzone #235, Jul-Aug 2011)

Tense, near-future thriller set in the Arctic. With the economy pretty much gone to pot, old political rivalries reassert themselves, and two nations are hunting amongst the icefloes for oil – armed to the teeth.

A scientist on one vessel has a secret weapon – a walrus trained to deliver a deadly suicide attack on the enemy. However, finding the opportunity is a problem and the flotilla of icebreakers, military support and other vessels are taking a lot of losses from the enemy. Morale is low, there is mutiny in the air. The desperation is palpable as the tension builds…

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