Drew, a private investigator, protects Karen. Lonely, sad, vulnerable Karen. So, when Karen decides to respond to a suspicious-sounding personal ad about a music audition, Drew tags along. What he observes puts his instincts on high alert. Drew fears the Folklorist plans to use Karen and toss her away. But the truth will prove far more unsettling than Drew can ever imagine. “Folk Lure” by […]
From the award-winning, bestselling Retrieval Artist Universe comes a story about a pulse-pounding race for survival and a foreshadowing of dangerous events yet to unfold. Takara Hamasaki made plans to leave the far-flung starbase for weeks, but something always stopped her. Until today. Now, she finds herself running for her life as bodies fall all around her, cut down by dozens of identical-looking men. If […]
Just signed a contract for the new Diving novel. It’ll be serialized in Asimov’s some time next year. The novel is called The Courtmartial of The Renegat Renegades. Yep, more Renegat stories. And to think that should’ve been a novella. Whoops. We’ll put it out through WMG later in 2023. And maybe a few other Diving things as well. Yes, I’m being mysterious. I’ve been […]
Or something like that. I’m deep in a massive writing project so my brain is a bit wonkier than usual. But I wanted you to know about two really cool things. First, my novel Alien Influences is in the Aliens Among Us Storybundle. Twelve ebooks (three in an exclusive bundle within the bundle) about aliens. Lots of great novels here and some very fun stories in the […]
Frank loves basketball. His long career covering basketball puts him in high demand. His purist views on the game well-known. So, when the Ashtenga seek to form an Ashtenga/Human League for basketball, the Interglobal Sports Network wants Frank to give voice to the anti-alien point of view. Everyone, including Frank, thinks they know what point he will argue. But what Frank discovers might change his […]
Petra loves books. And she loves her job at Nuovo Italiano Rare Books Library. So when a group of Bathybobles threatens to destroy those precious books—and to win a game, no less—Petra must stop them. Once she gets the slime out of her eyes, of course. “Petra and the Blue Goo,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only. The story’s […]
Fluffy leads the perfect life. Her cat bed, her kibble, a human to wait on her. Until they come. And they will change everything—unless she finds a way to stop them. One of award-winning writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s most popular stories. “What Fluffy Knew,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available as an ebook through various online […]
When veteran New York Times reporter Frank Butler vacations at his grandmother’s old house in Bonner Bay, Oregon, he ignores the town’s strange goings-on. The locals usually appreciate his discretion. Except this year. This year, everyone has an opinion about the new strangers in town, and no one agrees. Not even Frank, who might have to give up some journalistic integrity to save his favorite […]
The regulars at Spirit Winds’ Thursday night blackjack tournament never call attention to themselves. Some are retired, some are a little shady, some have seen too much. But none of them believed in UFOs. Until that night when the lights went out in the middle of the tournament…and something very, very strange happened. Something eerie. Something…alien. “The One That Got Away” by New York Times bestselling author […]
When Cullaene learns the colonists want to question him about a murder, he fears for his life. But he must also think about the daughter of the people who took him in.
She appears sick, and Cullaene soon realizes only he can help her. But helping her might mean sacrificing his own life.
One of Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s first published stories, “Skin Deep” appeared on the preliminary Nebula Ballot and on the Locus Recommended Reading List for 1988 as well as two of the year’s best collections. It is free on this website for one week only.