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.
Lots of news from the Diving Universe. First, let me share the cover for the fourth Diving novel, Skirmishes. I love this cover. The art is by Philcold, design by Allyson Longueira of WMG Publishing. And here’s the cover copy: The answers Captain Jonathan “Coop” Cooper and the crew of the Ivoire seek lie in the Boneyards. But they must wait for Boss and her team to dive […]
Got a lot of reading done in January. Much of it had to do with a novella I was working on, so I dipped in and out of a dozen research books. I also started a lot of books that I didn’t finish. Two of the books were from long-running series. One of those books was unreadable. The other got me to page 200 (of […]
Asimov’s SF Magazine has just published “Stealth,” a new story in the Diving Universe. This story features Squishy, and reveals some secrets about the stealth tech, as well as bits about Squishy’s past. You can find the magazine in electronic editions on Kindle and Nook, as well as in digest form. For ordering information, go here. If you would like to read an excerpt, you can […]
Travel and deadlines have put me behind in announcing my news to all of you. In the next few weeks, you’ll see reports of reissued books, new short stories, and a bunch of free nonfiction & interviews on the web. First, let me encourage you to go out and purchase the July Asimov’s. It has a non-series story of mine called “Dunyon.” You can order […]