Last week and this week at Strange Horizons: A two-part story, "The Shangri-La Affair," by Lavie Tidhar, in which a nameless agent in a high-tech nearish future goes to Laos looking for--well, you'll have to read the story to find out.
[War] came spilling over Asia like grains of rice measured into a pan. Digital systems were corrupted. Tailor-made viruses swept through urban populations, spread out to villages, sometimes merely killing, sometimes transforming people into ... into other things.
Other SH material last week and this week includes:
Poems by Kaolin Imago Fire and Martin Hazelbower; a Brian Trent article about Greek and Chinese philosophy; a Nicholas Seeley article on apocalypses; and reviews of works by McKillip, Robson, M.M. Buckner, Gwyneth Jones, and (forthcoming later in the week) Stephen King and Ken Scholes.