Genge returns to the setting of her previous story ‘Shoes to Run’ from Asimovs last year – a near-future post-something domed-Paris. Malick is a young boy, fully integrated with nano-tech which has been holding back his physical development. This helps him survive in the ravaged land outside the city, but that tech, and perhaps he himself, are of the city. This story buildings on the first, and takes the overall narrative a step forward, so I’ll be keeping an eye out for the next story.
- Daniel Abraham. The Pretenders’ Tourney. (Eclipse 3)
- Barry B. Longyear. Alten Kameraden. (Asimovs April/May 2010).