Short fantasy in a world where when the hunting season opens, the game that is being chased are goblins, faeries and all manner of fantastical creatures. Young Navin hates his family hunting trips, partly due to his big sister, who is a hunter par excellence, and partly due to his proclivity for being bitten by the various nasties out in the woods. And on this trip, he gets bitten by something parastic that brings about great changes.
- John Kessel. Events Preceding the Helvetican Renaissance. (New Space Opera 2).
- Charles Oberndorf. Writers of the Future. (F&SF Jan/Feb 2010).