Toasted Cake 113: Second Chance by Ken Liu
Toasted Cake 113! In which we methylate.
On the jumbo-sized TV hanging over the bar, they're showing the Red Sox-Yankees game.
(First appeared right here in Nature.)
Ken Liu is an author and translator of speculative fiction, as well as a lawyer and programmer. His fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov's, Analog, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Strange Horizons, among other places. He has won a Nebula, a Hugo, a World Fantasy Award, and a Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Award, and been nominated for the Sturgeon and the Locus Awards. He lives with his family near Boston, Mass.