This was a great short story that will leave you on the edge of your seat the whole time you are reading it.
It occurs in space. A food critic by the name of Chang is going to a friend and chef who's name is Chef Nikon to eat a very good dish, probably the best thing that one can eat, but if not prepared right it is poisonous.
Chang goes to the restaurant and he is there by himself. Him and his robot Tablet. There is a lot of description about how the food is prepared and what can go wrong if it is not prepared correctly. In fact Chef Nikon is so sure of himself, he decides to eat a piece of this grand dish along with his friend so his friend can see no tricks were played.
This story was so good because of the big buildup. The descriptions of what was going on were so precise and you really start wondering what is going to happen and how is it going to happen. Then when the author gets you in a comfortable place he slams you with something you never expected. But meanwhile with what is going on your mind is racing 100 miles an hour to keep up with what is going on.
I loved this short story and, having read a work from this author before this was totally different and I loved it. I hope to read more from him soon.