Remember my hard sci fi story, The Judgement Rock? It’s the one with serious intent but humorous content, or was that the other way round? An asteroid thief has to argue with his sentient spacesuit in order to survive. After much lacerations and taking good advice from editor and artist, Stephanie, at Neo-Opsis magazine, I’ve honed the end, tarted up the middle and polished the beginning. I failed to take Stephanie’s other excellent advice to put the story away for a while before re-reading it, but I read it out loud – again, and after my neighbour stopped banging on the wall I was content with it. The first magazine I sent it to wanted it for their lead story! So thanks, Stephanie, and also to Screaming Dreams. Steve, the editor at Screaming Dreams is looking for more hard sci fi to balance up the dark fantasy and horror stories he already has. Check out the website too – very cool.