I have read several stories at Asimov's
by William Barton (no website, apparently), latest of which is Gods of a lesser creation
. I don't particularly like him; his stories are too muddy, and this one seems to be a transposition of Dark Star Safari
, with a main character that is a poodle-cyborg, or something like that. It was probably his source of inspiration, since a block of the story opens with:
Sunrise, no sea monsters, only beauty
Which refers to another Paul Theroux Title, Sunrise with Seamonsters
, describing a trip through the Mediterranean. I haven't read it yet, BTW.