This is a good one, too. Sturdy. Clear narrative voice (Scotsman seeking his fortune among the stars), interesting setting (two settings, actually, but the main one is Atlas B, a heavy-metal-rich planet with a suitably adapted ecosystem), well-paced (including a couple of good action sequences), knowing (planet called Midas, group called the Robinsonade Guaranteed Lashup Company), cold-eyed about where its premises lead (brutal colonialism). It would feel wrong to ask for anything more.
3 thoughts on ““Glister” by Dominic Green”
I’ve yet to read this but you neglected to mention it made a year’s best as well.
True. That’s more deserved, I think; it’s a good story of its type, and it’s good for a year’s best to include a story of this type.