Mae, chief linguist on the Ivoire, heads a diplomatic mission to Ukhanda. Her handling of relations with the Quurzod lead to a battle that causes the Ivoire’s anacapa drive to malfunction, stranding the ship in foldspace. Mae can’t remember what she did wrong on the mission: all she knows is that she’s one of the few survivors. If she doesn’t recall it, she won’t be able to prevent another disaster when the Ivoire escapes foldspace. If the Ivoire escapes foldspace. Because what no one talks about—and everyone fears—is that the Ivoire is becalmed…forever.
“Becalmed,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.
I read a lot in August. I’m line editing two Fiction Rivers, so I got to revisit some excellent stories. I’ll point them out when they get published. Right now, though, you should pick up the current Fiction River, Pulse Pounders: Adrenaline, edited by Kevin J. Anderson. I line edited that in the spring. Excellent unforgettable stories in there, especially those by Travis Heermann, Debbie […]
In a rundown bar on a space station at the end of the universe, a customer asks for passage to Dunyon. But the owner and bartender have never heard of Dunyon.
When the next night, more and more people show, Dunyon, that little bar, and the entire space station face a very big crisis.
“Dunyon,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.
I spent the first part of January line editing a Fiction River volume, watching disaster movies, and reading romance novels. I cannot explain any of this, except that I enjoyed all of it.
A new mystery story, an audio book, and some deals. Take a peek!
Boz got his job on the colony ship The Beautiful Dreamer because of his skills as a competent introvert. He enjoys spending years completely alone, monitoring the passengers passing the time in cold sleep.
So, when he wakes up one morning to Christmas carols, he gets scared. Very scared. Who has joined him on the ship? And why torture him with Christmas cookies and mugs of hot cocoa?
He needs to find out—and soon.
“Boz,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
The new Diving project turned into a novel. It surprised me, because the novel does not feature Boss. The book takes place at a sector base. I started the entire book as a novella, which I do very often to explain something to myself. But the novella kept going and going and going, and now I have a surprise novel. The Falls will appear in […]
The seventh—seventh!—book of the Anniversary Day Saga hits the stands today. I have to admit, I had the most fun writing Starbase Human. It has a lot in common with the Diving books, even though this novel is in the Retrieval Artist Universe. Starbases, explosions, murders, and threats of war fill this volume. (Yes, I said “war.”) I’ve said over and over again that this story […]
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 […]
It’s been a Retrieval Artist sort of week. First, the release of Search & Recovery, and now, the preorder for Starbase Human has just become available for the ebook on iTunes, Amazon, and Kobo. You can also preorder the audio book. I’m afraid the rest of you who have other devices or want the trade paper will have to wait until May. But to tide you over, Asimov’s […]