Devi follows orders, even if she hates them. Like her orders for this mission: pilot a single ship—The Matilda—on a fact-finding mission in the middle of a war zone.
Despite Matilda’s apparent fondness for Devi, Devi feels the opposite about working with the sentient ship.
But as pilot and ship approach their target—a large CeaWayLaV warship—the pair discovers their inability to function as a bonded team threatens not only their mission but also the entire war with the CeaWayLaV.
Chosen by the readers of Asimov’s SF Magazine as one of the best stories of the year.
“Matilda,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
February, 1964: Two men die in a squalid alley in a bad neighborhood. New York Homicide Detective Seamus O’Reilly receives the shock of his life when he looks at the men’s identification: J. Edgar Hoover, the famous, tyrannical director of the FBI, and his number one assistant, Clyde Tolson.
O’Reilly teams up with FBI agent Frank Bryce to solve the high-level assassination before the murders unleash even greater consequences.
In our world, Hoover kept his secrets until long after his death. In Seamus O’Reilly’s world, Hoover’s secrets get him killed.
The acclaimed short story that inspired the award-winning novel, The Enemy Within.
“G-Men,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
To pay off her law school debts, Kerrie works in the public defender’s office at the Interspecies Court. Her workload includes more clients than she can defend, most of them from cultures she does not understand.
The public defender’s office loses almost all of its cases, but sometimes it gets a win. Kerrie thinks she has a winner. But does she? Or will winning the case mean she loses at everything else?
“The Impossibles,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
Rebekah uses her Sight to fight for good. She works for the Voodoo Project, although her work involves psy ops, not voodoo. She fears retirement and a normal life. So she keeps working, going on missions, never knowing when she will face her last mission…
Because she can see anyone’s future—except her own.
“The Voodoo Project,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
To cope with his wife’s death, Petras must come to terms with the reality of it. He needs to see her body, visit the place where she died…understand why she died.
But the closer Petras gets to the place Hedie died, the more questions he faces—questions that might destabilize everything Petras thinks he knows.
“The City’s Edge,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
Asimov’s Science Fiction just published “The Rescue of The Renegat,” a new novella in the Diving Universe. The novella’s only been out for a few days, but I’ve already gotten a lot of comments from readers. They’re all using the word “exciting.” Since the characters in this tale are all new, it’s a good entry point into the universe. If you haven’t read Diving before, […]
From the moment of her birth, Brooke Cross felt like a loser. Conceived to win a First Baby of the Millennium contest, Brooke came five minutes late. Her mother never let her forget it.
So Brooke, estranged from her mother, became a history professor and tried to live in obscurity.
Until Professor Eldon Franke recruits her for a study of Millennium Babies, a study that will change her life.
Winner of science fiction’s prestigious Hugo Award.
“Millennium Babies,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
Hayes loves the Earth to the Moon route on Christmas Eve. It pays triple.
But Trish, his companion on this Christmas Eve flight, offers a perspective that mixes history and the future and the meaning of Christmas all into one.
“The Taste of Miracles,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
I’m working really hard on a big Diving Universe saga, which is taking 99% of my brain power, it seems. I forget to do basic things, like letting you know about all the various projects of mine that have appeared. I’ve finally put Promo!!! on my daily calendar, with a specific assignment to see if that’ll work. It’s working tonight. I finished my pages on […]
I started the Holiday Recommended Reading List when I realized that I point out all the great holiday stories in January, after the season has passed. I am always a month behind in reporting what I read. So I wanted you to find the great stories that I’ve enjoyed over the months. I love holiday stories of all kinds. I save up the stories to […]