Asteroid Monte on Escape Pod

“Asteroid Monte,” which first appeared in Analog, and is soon appearing in Russian in the magazine Esli, is now available as a free podcast download at Escape Pod.  Reader Rajan Khanna did a fantastic job switching from Sussuratian to Irish to Aussie accents — and, heroically, pronouncing “Briaathursiasaliantiormethessess.”  Check it out at:

     http://escapepod.org/2012/02/23/ep333-asteroid-monte/

This is GOFSO (Good Old Fashioned Space Opera) with an ecological twist.  The world first appeared in a story in Analog called “Demand Ecology,” and reappeared in Analog in the story “The Cold Star Sky,” but “Asteroid Monte” is the first story with these two characters.  I have several other stories, and several novels, in the pipeline about these characters.  I refer to the world as Predator Space.