Coming soon to Tor.com… COLD WAR!

Seeing as Tor.com posted this on Facebook this afternoon, it seems safe enough to announce.

Cold War is a novelette set in the universe of The Burning Dark. It’s a standalone story, and will be published on Tor.com in March 2014.

Art by Victor Mosquera.

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Dropped on a frozen planet under suspicious circumstances, a group of marines struggles to discover the true objective of their mission.

My thanks to my editor, Paul Stevens, and Tor’s Art Director, Irene Gallo. “Novelette”, in case you were wondering, is a strange little category of fiction, encompassing fiction between 7,500 and 17,500 words in length. Cold War is squarely in the middle at 11,000 words.