The Cull (Robert Reed)
Read by Kate Baker
In one of the those horribly constrained (and probably doomed) settings SF authors love so much, a "doctor" (a medical cyborg) has to deal with young Orlando, who is graduating from annoyance to menace.
Even if the title didn't give it away, you can tell from the fact this is SF that there will be some contrived scenario leading up to the boy's murder in the name of life boat rules.
Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment(s); comment here or there.
- Clarkesworld Podcast September 2010: The Cull (Robert Reed)