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The New Diving Novel Is Only Weeks Away!

Skirmishes ebook cover webI know a lot of you have been waiting for the new Diving universe novel. It’ll be released on September 17, 2013, and it’s already getting great reviews.

“A combination of first-person and third-person narrative and flashback segments makes this a complex and compelling story. It’s like having three tales in one, with an added peek into the bad guys’ activities, all of them intriguing, classic science fiction. It leaves the reader eager to explore this universe again and see what will happen next with these characters.”

—RT Book Reviews 

“Expect surprises, plot twists, and space wreck diving danger as Boss, Coop and their respective crews must confront the past in a bid to control the future. They may be out-gunned, but Boss’s knowledge when it comes to diving ancient Dignity Vessels is unmatched.”


Here’s the back cover copy:

The answers Captain Jonathon “Coop” Cooper and the crew of the Ivoire seek lie in the Boneyards. But they must wait for Boss and her team to dive it, explore the wrecks, and piece together what happened in that faraway place.

Boss loves the challenge. Thousands of ships, centuries of history, all play to her strengths. In her absence, she trusts Coop to defend the Nine Planets Alliance against the Enterran Empire.

But an encounter from Coop’s recent past shows up to haunt him, an encounter he never told Boss about, an encounter that could threaten her future, his life, and the fragile peace between the Alliance and the Empire.

You can preorder on two sites–Kobo and Audible. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until September 17. If you want to see a snippet of the novel, then order the novella, Strangers at the Room of Lost SoulsPart of the novella is in the novel (in different order, as usual), but you’ll get a taste of what’s to come.

You can get Strangers in trade paper from your favorite retailer or in any e-bookstore.

For SkirmishesPreorder Ebook.  Preorder Audio Book The book will appear in all ebookstores, and in trade paper as well. Those copies will be available on September 17.


  1. gingeroni gingeroni
    August 28, 2013    

    Do you have the Diving Universe stories listed somewhere in publishing or chronological order? It really annoys me to read things completely out of order. Later books always have spoilers for the earlier ones.

    • August 28, 2013    

      I do have an order, gingeroni. It’s on the Diving website: http://www.divingintothewreck.com/?page_id=70

      If you buy one of the more recent books, there’s an order inside as well.

      Thanks for asking!

      • August 28, 2013    

        Just realized I can do it quickly here. You’re fine if you read Diving into the Wreck the novel, City of Ruins, the novella Becalmed, (Strangers, if you want some reading ahead in Skirmishes) Boneyards, and Skirmishes (followed by the Spires of Denon, which I have no idea yet where it goes).

        • gingeroni gingeroni
          August 28, 2013    

          Thanks! Now I have to grab the ones I don’t have. I’ve already read “Spires of Denon” which seems to be last.

          • August 28, 2013    

            I don’t know where Spires fits yet, gingeroni. Unfortunately, I write out of order, which means I sometimes publish out of order too. I hope you enjoy the books!

        • gingeroni gingeroni
          August 28, 2013    

          Is divingintothewreck.com somewhere on your kriswrites.com page? I can find Fey, Retrieval Artist and pen names but not Diving, Whale Rock or Seavy Village. (Guess which ones I like best. :-) )

  2. Chong Go Chong Go
    August 27, 2013    

    Great news, Kris! Thanks!

  3. Andrea H Andrea H
    August 27, 2013    

    Will these be released in hard copy at all?

    • August 27, 2013    

      All of the Diving novels are already in hardcopy as are the novellas. Strangers is in hardcopy, and the trade paper edition of Skirmishes will be available on September 17. :-) So that’s a long way of saying…yes. :-)

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