My picks follow, in no particular order. Here is some background information, & how I pick the stories.
- Ellen Klages' "Ringing Up Baby" (A); download; Nature magazine, 27 April 2006: Humor. Made to order baby gone wrong.
- [novella] Robert Reed's "A Billion Eves" (A); download; Asimov's Science Fiction, Oct/Nov 2006: A society with resources galore, but unfriendly to women.