I very much enjoyed the feel of this short fic. There was a lot of scene set-up and although this left me wanting more of the story, it did draw me into the world of Malo Kemp successfully from the start. The twist at the end of the story was great, and really brought an overall positive message for the reader to take away with them. I felt a bit more could have been made of Miranda's character, but I suppose there is only so much information a short story can give. I was impressed with the amount of genre-specific information that the author has; the story must have been a product of a lot of reading and researching on this area of the sci-fi genre, and this really shows. I would definitely be interested in reading another story (perhaps longer) about Malo Kemp and his antics.