On an out of the way planet, a young man earns his keep by providing guided tours of the forest where, as a young boy, he was rescued by the titular Julian, when lost in the forest.
Fine as far as it goes, but it’s a short story with a simple plot twist and it does really go that far.
Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling. Colliding Branes. Gonzo fun, as you might expect from Rucker
Mary Rosenblum. Breeze From the Stars. An almost quintessential Asimovs story. Jeri is in low
Charles Stross. Survivor. The penultimate Accelerando series, in which Manfred Mancx finally makes a corporeal
Stories by : Albert E Cowdrey, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Brendan Dubois, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Christopher Rowe, Colin P. Davies, Daniel Abraham, David Moles, Eleanor Arnason, James Patrick Kelly, James. L. Cambias, Kage Baker, M. John Harrison, Mary Rosenblum, Michael F. Flynn, Nancy Kress, Paolo Bacigalupi, Pat Murphy, Paul Di Filippo, Paul Melko, Peter F. Hamilton, Robert Reed, Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Vandana Singh, Vernor Vinge, Walter Jon Williams, William Sanders.