Ice and Mirrors

2001-02Walker & Keenan Short StoryAsimov's Science Fiction, February 2001

Walker & Keenan Collaboration, co-written with Brenda Cooper

First published in Asimov's, February 2001. Two recent graduate students are employed by the Thray to sign off that the iceworld of Trine, which is an intended target for terraforming, is free from sentient life. To their surprise, Kimber Walker and her assistant Eric Keenen find evidence of a recent stone-age civilization buried in the ice, and suddenly the Thray have started to act suspicious....