Originally in : Omni Winter 2017, Issue 74 Volume 1.
Reviewed in : The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Three. (ed Neil Clarke, Nightshade Books 2018)
In a small research facility on the moon, circling above an Earth recently desolated by biological warfare, the team are using hi-techery to reach into the past and retrieve (and replace with doppelganger forgeries) …. ancient and historical works of art and museum pieces. The story flits between perspectives – Vermeer, one of whose paintings he realises has been swopped; and one of the tech team, jealous of colleagues with better artistic faker skills, who tries to beat the system. It’s a neat story, Kress as ever, handling the characters well.