This one surprises me a great deal. A story from 2002 that sat unfinished on my hard disk until 2009 when I brought it back up, chopped it into pieces, re-worked it (in a big hurry), and which has since made the rounds of the markets, until Dr. Schmidt decided to give it a home at Analog. Very thankful to Dr. Schmidt for again trusting me with space in his august publication. I guess I’ll be doing a Biolog with R.A. Lovett in addition to seeing myself in Analog’s pages for the third time. You know, I think Stan likes me? (grin) Such a gas. And I want to stress again that I have gotten dozens of rejections from Analog SF prior to my new string of successes with that market. All you aspirants, remember this. Never give up. Keep sending. Be cordial, polite, and appreciative. You work hard enough and keep at it, some editor somewhere will decide you are worthwhile, and the rest is contracts and good times!