Short fiction

An Eligible Boy by Ian McDonald

The novelette “An Eligible Boy” by Ian McDonald was published for the first time in 2008.

Jasbir is looking for a wife but in India in 2045 that’s not easy. The imbalance in the gender ratio caused by the fact that many parents wanted no daughters caused heavy consequences. Jasbir met a girl using a dating agency but to conquer her his friend and roommate Sujay advised him to get help from an artificial intelligence.