A runner up in the 2005 Dell Magazines Award for undergraduate SF writing gets her first story in Asimovs. A young Asian girl struggles to free herself from her ‘poor yellow trash’ roots, and finds help from a surprising source (there’s a clue in the title) in getting to a good university. But can she really break free from those family ties that bind?
- Eclipse 3. (ed Jonathan Strahan).
- Alastair Reynolds. At Budokan. (Shine).