MARKO KLOOS was born in Germany and raised in and around the city of Münster. In the past, he was a soldier, bookseller, freight dock worker, and corporate IT administrator before he became a novelist and got ruined for most other forms of work. He's the author of the bestselling Frontlines series of military science fiction and a member of George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards consortium. Marko lives in New Hampshire with his wife, two children, and roving pack of voracious dachshunds.