Our Dependence on Foreign Keys
by William Shunn
When high-tech partycrashers swarm his exclusive soirée high above the floodways of New York City, billionaire Pell Franziskaner can't be sure whether it's a garden-variety annoyance or a prelude to murder. His own. Environment, economics, and augmented reality collide in this tale of reputation, revenge, and artificial intelligences so advanced they run directly on the fabric of spacetime.