Robert Reed. Excellence. (Asimovs, December 2010).

Larry Voss is extremely successful in a number of on-line sim games, and the Lord of Abalone is his greatest creation, bringing Voss to the attention of some who would be willing to pay a high price to be able to tap into that success.

Reed taps into some modern memes, immersive online games, and a desire to gain instant wealth and celebrity with little real effort, in a wryly black story.

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