Free Fiction Monday: Echea

Sarah thinks she has the perfect family. She and her husband decide to share that perfection with Echea, an orphan from the Moon Wars. But after Sarah adopts Echea, she realizes that Echea has problems. Serious problems. Problems that might change Sarah’s entire family. Forever.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s “Echea,” which won the Asimov’s and Homer Readers’ Choice Awards and placed as a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and Locus awards, is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available as an ebook on Amazon,  Kobo, iBooks (in English), iBooks (in Italian) and from other online retailers. 


Echea ebook cover web 284


Kristine Kathryn Rusch

The free story will be available for one week only. If you missed this one, click on the links above. There’s another free story lurking somewhere around the site. Track the story down, read, and enjoy!

4 responses to “Free Fiction Monday: Echea”

  1. When I worked up north, one of the other doctors said, “That’s the difference between the Cree and the Inuit. The Inuit are very friendly, they say hi, but that’s as far as it goes. The Cree won’t say much. They seem cold. But when they take you in, they treat you as a brother.”

    I only worked with the Cree for a week, so I can’t say how true it is, but since then, I’ve found it useful to compare people who are very happy with surfaces (your story’s husband & presumably the daughters) vs. the ones who are willing to take the pain and emotional investment (Ronald). Well done.

  2. Kris, I was absolutely blown away by this story! Wow! Just wow! I loved it!

  3. Mary Jo Rabe says:

    Thank you for this wonderful story. Writing truly doesn’t get any better than this, at least IMHO.

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