Comments for Render unto Caesar
On a night when Ian and I are finishing up our taxes, "Render unto Caesar" by Kevin N. Haw is the perfect break. It's the third story in the April issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction and only four pages long.
The story begins with a Reuters' news item: "Booming virtual economies in online worlds ... have drawn the attention of a U.S. congressional committee, which is investigating how virtual assets and incomes should be taxed." (page 96)
So you'd think the quote was talking about assets "earned" by human players. That's what the virtual players thought too. Not the IRS, though and they are out to collect.
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