Monday, July 13, 2009

Mary Rosenblum's "The Egg Man" (novelette, dystopia)

This will likely make more sense to readers from US & Mexico than elsewhere; it's at least partially about their countries' relations, particularly as they relate to immigration.

A future US that is no longer a big power, with parts of the country in anarchy & outside of national administration. A Mexican charity is providing medical help to some of these anarchies. Story is of such a medical help trip of a man named Zipakna, a representative of charity, to one of these anarchies - a trip that later turns into a horrific adventure.

Collected in.

  1. David Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer (Ed)'s "Year's Best SF 14" (2009).

Fact sheet.

First published: Asimov's, February 2008.
Rating: B.