No, please, Don ____. Don't get up. SF story ID
July 16, 2010 11:16 AM   Subscribe

Please help me ID a short science fiction story. Space tragedy, Spanish names, and revenge.

The story begins with a man (unnamed, possibly) entering the home of another, presumably unannounced, breaking or sneaking in. I believe he addresses the other man as Don ___. He then narrates the rest of the story, which is about a tragedy on a spaceship; as I recall it is a ship carrying hazardous materials, and they are irradiated and explode or otherwise cripple the ship and kill part of the crew. It turns out that he's entered the home of the other man to exact his revenge for the death of his brother, possibly, or injury to himself. Throughout the story, terms and names seem to be of Spanish or Portuguese derivation. The story might be in one of Gardner Dozois' "Year's Best SF" anthologies. Thanks!
posted by wzcx to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Oh oh oh it totally is. "Green Tea," Richard Wadholme, volume 17. The brief excerpt here conveys the voice fairly well.
posted by restless_nomad at 11:34 AM on July 16, 2010

Best answer: Er, Wadholm, sorry.
posted by restless_nomad at 11:35 AM on July 16, 2010

Response by poster: Thank you, restless_nomad! I never would have found it with that title.
posted by wzcx at 11:35 AM on July 16, 2010

Happy to help! I confess I've reread the middle dozen volumes of that collection often enough that I found that on the first grab.
posted by restless_nomad at 11:37 AM on July 16, 2010

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