Philologos; or, A Murder in Bistrita
by James D. Macdonald
Published: April 25, 2011.
A short story, first published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, reprinted in The Year's Best Fantasy 9. With overtones of paranoia and undertones of unresolved sexual tension, it’s also an origin story for one of the major characters in our novel Land of Mist and Snow.