For the readers.
I couldn’t do this without you.
I owe a debt of gratitude to my husband Dean Wesley Smith, whose creative mind gets me out of more jams than I want to contemplate; and Annie Reed, whose keen eye improved this book. I also need to thank the readers of Analog SF Magazine who support my explorations in the Retrieval Artist world and, of course, Stanley Schmidt, who continues to publish the Retrieval Artist short stories.
Three Years Ago