From time to time, I want to take some space to introduce you to some up and coming writers to keep an eye on. Today, let's talk about Eric James Stone.
A few years ago, Eric won the Phobos fiction contest, and he is a Writers of the Future winner. His fiction has appeared in Analog and Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show.
Eric has a way of keeping tension high and ending with a bang. He's equally comfortable writing fantasy and science fiction. On the SF side, he gets the science right. He broke into Analog with his novelete "Resonance," which is a good example of how to write hard SF with characters that are more than cardboard cutouts.
Eric has a great imagination and a knack for pulling seemingly unrelated concepts together. I can tell you about him, but it's better if you read his work. If you go to his web site (linked above) find his bibliography. He has links to a number of stories available online for free. You won't be disappointed.