“The Bernoulli War” appeared in the August 2012 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction.
A funny thing happened on the way to the publisher…
No, really. This story was all but accepted in mid-2011, but there was some issue with the way the characters were named. Originally, I used strings of characters from various writing systems: Khmer, Chinese, Hangeul, Greek, Roman, Sanskrit, and so on.
For example, the iterations of the major Bernoulliae character in the original were named things like:
- Bern 牛-微