My story, Hostile Environment, should be out today, in the September issue of Analog. I got very lucky with the illustration, by Mark Evans. Check it out:
Whenver I can, I get my own copy of the art and frame it. That may seem a little self centered, but it helps me to have these things to look at on the days when I despair of the whole writing thing.
In this picture are my two teenage main characters, Mala and Jasraj, who live on Mars and should not be jumping that ATV. I love them because they're the kind of people who'll do it anyway. Oh, and there's some burning thermite in the story too. If you don't know what that looks like, click the video below. (Or even if you do, its still fun to watch!)