Near-future post-icecap-melt story, that looks at some of the risks to the previously inaccessible wilderness of the Antartic. Telepresence is opening up the region to tourists, and somebody has to take action to prevent the despoiling of the continent. The narrator is one-removed from this action, with the really interesting characters being those who do take action, but for the reader this is indirectly relayed via the narrator/observer.
- Alan Smale. The Mongolian Book of the Dead. (Asimovs October/November 2012)
- Kit Reed. Results Guaranteed. (Asimovs October/November 2012)