The Angels’ Share
"A sensational, astonishing story that left me stunned. The unsparing integrity of Angel’s Share does not give an inch. Remarkable.”
—Barry N. Malzberg
If only we could get someone else to do the work of self-improvement for us, eh?
Single malt whiskey aged a typical decade loses a percent and a half every year to evaporation and this lossage is called “the Angels’ Share”. I thought the phrase meant something more, so I sat down to write, and this story about body-swapping and morality was born.
First Publication: Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Dec 1996