Bio: Bud Sparhawk is a hard science fiction writer whose stories have appeared in Analog, Absolute Magnitude and serveral anthologies and collections. He has been a preliminary Nebula nominee and has frequently been highly placed in the Analog AnLab (readers') polls. Bud is best known for his Jupiter series, all of which appear on this site in his Dancing With Dragons collection and his humorous Sam Boone series, which also appear here.
Among the outer planets, the space jockeys who shuttle cargo have a society of their own, risking much for their lifestyle on the edge of civilization. Four of these stories, set around Jupiter, appeared in Analog; the fifth is original.