Free Fiction Monday: Joyride

Free Fiction Monday: Joyride

This week’s Free Fiction Monday is something special. It is a way to sample the new Diving Universe novel, The Renegat, whose publication day is tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 17. The novella “Joyride,” which was first published in the November/December 2018 issue of Asimov’s, follows brilliant recruit Nadim Crowe as he leads a team of fellow students from the Fleet on a dare: they race see who can get a scout ship closest to a nearby ancient Scrapheap without detection. They break all the rules to do it. But the risks they assume might prove fatal for more than just their careers.

“Joyride,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, was a finalist for the 2018 Asimov’s Readers Choice Award for best novella. It is available free on this website for one week only. To find out what happens after the events in “Joyride,” check out The Renegat, available in ebook, audiobook, trade paperback, and hardcover here.



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: Joyride”

  1. Robin Brande says:

    Thrilling and exhausting. WOW. Superb.

  2. Brilliant! Can’t wait to dive into The Renegat!

  3. I’m so sucked into the Diving Universe that I’m ordering this now.

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