Awhile back, John Scalzi (Not just a bridge in Venice) sent me a .pdf of "Old Man's War." It helped pass the nights.
Recently, I saw a contest for more free Scalzi stuff. So, of course, I had to enter.
The B/W's the entry. The color one, I'm still working on. I really need to learn how to photoshop.
That said, I lik Scalzi, Stross and Simmons not only for what they write, but also because they blog, in a way that says "I can't believe I'm doing this...look, here's how it's done...."