Ken MacLeod. The Surface of Last Scattering. (trsf: The Best New Science Fiction)

An intelligent story from MacLeod, the first in this volume I’d tip for Year’s Best honours. The setting is Glasgow Queen Street Station in the near future, one in which an act of political idealism has led to a major impact on humanity – that act is the clever bit in the story, a subtle act. The story follows the meeting of the now adult child of the person who committed that act, as the father is released from prison, and looks at the impulses behind the original act, the son’s responses to it, and the impact on society. A great read, with the railway station coming across strongly in the story!

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