Those of you who’ve read City of Ruins know that the Ivoire was trapped in foldspace for a long time. Although City mentions how the Ivoire got trapped, it doesn’t show what happened. All that takes place in Becalmed, a short novel featuring Coop’s ex-wife, Mae. There’s a lot here, things you haven’t heard before, and some background on the Fleet. Plus the book stands alone if you’ve never read anything in the Diving universe.
The novella first appeared in Asimov’s April/May 2011 issue.