My short story “The Plumes of Enceladus” is free to read in this month’s Abyss & Apex: http://www.abyssapexzine.com/2016/09/the-plumes-of-enceladus/
The story is about pilots from two rival corporations involved in a race to Enceladus, an icy moon of Saturn, to collect water from its cryovolcanoes.
The pilots are:
Andry, a woman who’s driven by her grandmother’s life as a space pioneer to take her own place in the annals of space exploration. She’s a loner by choice but not necessarily a cold person. She also just happens to be a wheelchair user, although she has prosthetics for most of the story instead.
Frank, who feels lingering guilt from leaving his wife and their infant daughter at home on Earth.
Who wins the race? Only one way to find out. Go check out “The Plumes of Enceladus” in Abyss & Apex!
Like my story which came out in IGMS earlier this year, this one was originally written as an entry for the Baen Memorial contest. I’m pleased to have sold all my submissions to that contest now!
(note: There are a few minor formatting errors in the text of the story at the moment. I’ve contacted the editor to resolve them.)