Excellent story from Palmer. A fruit-sharing stand on an deep space habitat called Utopia is the setting. The fruit-sharer has visions of what may come, and the young child apprenticed to the fruit-sharer has dreams of the bigger universe out there. All is not perfect on the habitat though, and the tension ramps up until the stakes get very high.
- Alastair Reynolds. The Water Thief. (Arc 1.1)
- The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Six (ed Jonathan Strahan, Nightshade Books, 2012)