Ken Liu. Maxwell’s Demon. (Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2012)

Liu provides another dark story set during the Second World War in the Pacific theatre of combat, following his ‘The Man Who Ended History’ in Panverse Three last year (Best SF Review).

The US is complicit in this story, sending an American-born young woman of Japanese descent back to a land that she has never seen, to act as a double-agent. Her expertise as a physicist are used to good effect in getting close to some experimentation involving the spirits of the dead. And the story gets grimmer as it progresses.

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