A little over a week ago I was asked to write a Sci-Fi story for a small, independent publisher. Since then I have drawn up the plot, the characters and written the first three chapters. TBH, Sci-Fi isn't a genre I know much about. I like Sci-Fi films and video games but have never really appreciated it in book form. So I would like any volunteer(s) who is/are familiar with the Sci-Fi genre to read the first two chapters of my book (6.5k words). Effectively just giving me an honest critique on the opening and whether they think it has potential. I'm not asking for anyone to edit the book. My concern is that this publisher hasn't replied to me in a while, and I'm half starting to wonder if this is not going to happen after all. However, as I've already drafted the plot and written 10k words I may as well finish it regardless- IF it is any good. (If it's no good, I'll scrap it and write the fantasy book I've always wanted to!) If you are interested, feel free to drop me a PM or reply here. I would appreciate it. Though I should add that the publisher's stipulation was for the book to be reasonably fast paced and have action and military scenes. So expect that from the opening two chapters.