THE BURNING DARK published in the US and Canada today!

The Burning Dark, a “haunted” space opera – the first in the Spider Wars series – and my first hardcover release from Tor Books, is out in the US and Canada today!

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Read the free tie-in novelette, Cold War.

Here’s what people have been saying about it:

“This dark and chilling novel from the versatile Adam Christopher builds tension expertly. Claustrophobic in mood but with the scope of great space opera, this is SF you will want to read with the light on.”
— Library Journal, starred review

“An exciting novel from an exciting new voice in SF.”
— Booklist

“Christopher is a very good writer, with a strong sense of craft and imagery… the suspense and tension are there from the get-go and don’t let up until the very end. Once the book got going, I raced through it, reluctant to put it down.”
— Tor.com

“A skillful genre clash, using the furniture of military SF to stage a piece of psychological horror… what lingers at the end is the deeply uncanny quality of a haunted, abandoned space station, and a final sequence of revelations that pay off the tension handsomely.”
— SFX Magazine

“With The Burning Dark, Christopher has produced a widescreen Hollywood spectacular in novel form, littered with ‘wow’ moments and a few sly in-jokes for hardcore comic book fans to catch. Not to be missed.”
— James LovegroveNew York Times bestselling author of the Pantheon series

“A riveting SF mystery reminiscent of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House.”
— Martha Wells, author of Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion – Razor’s Edge

“A creepy mystery embedded in a classic SF setting that’ll make you shiver…”
— Tobias S. BuckellNew York Times bestselling author

“Christopher puts sci-fi in a metaphysical choke-hold — The Burning Dark makes reality tap out.”
— Scott SiglerNew York Times bestselling author

“Smart, intricate, and viscerally gripping… Adam Christopher carves a place for himself among the stars of his genre.”
— V.E. Schwab, author of Vicious

“Christopher mines the terror of a setting that feels both tremendously vast and nerve-wrackingly claustrophobic. The Burning Dark will have readers hesitating before glancing at the night sky or turning on their radios.”
— Robert Jackson Bennett, author of Mr. Shivers and American Elsewhere

“With this creepy and compelling mystery, Adam Christopher demonstrates why he’s one of the most original and exciting writers working in the genre right now.”
— Gareth L. Powell, author of Ack-Ack Macaque and The Recollection

“Christopher is writing science-fiction unlike anyone else – tense, unsettling, and grounded in a universe full of danger and mystery. The Burning Dark slips a cold, gloved hand around your heart and doesn’t let go.”
— Jen Williams, author of The Copper Promise

And remember, if you read it, and enjoy it, throw a review online somewhere – they’re a big help, trust me!