Apex Magazine has made my story available gratis, so if you’re interested, check it out!

The story was introduced this way:  Jeremy R. Butler channels the adventure and dangers of deep space mining with his “Recipe Collecting in the Asteroid Belt.” 

Insatiable reader Lois Tilton reviewed it over at Locus Online, describing the theme as “be careful what you wish for” and the content as “depressing humor.”  I tend agree with both comments.

This story grew from an idea of an astronaut in deep space, so deprived of sensory experience that he decompressed just to feel the wind. I’m pleased by the outcome, and even happier that Cat, Jason and the Apex slush readers liked it too.  Enjoy!

Recipe Collecting in the Asteroid Belt