The Falls Hits Print!

the-falls-ebook-coverI started writing The Falls to explain sector bases to myself. I figured I had a novella at best, but the story got longer and longer and longer. More characters showed up, and it wasn’t until I was nearly done that I realized why I had to tell this story in this way. Diving fans, you need to read The Falls before you read The Runabout, which is the next Boss novel.

That novel, by the way, will make its debut in Asimov’s April/May issue early next year. Then the book will come out as a standalone in September, I think.

Until then, you have The Falls to think about. The book is available in ebook and in paper. The audio book got delayed until December 9, for some reason I’m not privy to. I’ll remind you when it becomes available.

If you haven’t read any of the Diving stories, you can start here. This novel does stand alone.

Here’s the back cover copy for The Falls.

Fleet sector bases close as the Fleet moves on. Everyone knows and expects it. But still, the announcement that Sector Base E-2 will close—although still thirty years in the future—breeds a mood of tension and anxiety.

So, when Rajivk Agwu finds two pairs of shoes on a trail near Fiskett Falls, but no sign of their occupants, his already heightened senses warn of danger.

Those on the base fare no better. Bristol Iannazzi, working on the notoriously delicate anacapa drive for a runabout, also notices something strange, something out of place, something dangerous…

Expanding the rich history of Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s captivating Diving universe, The Falls provides an exciting and crucial backstory for future events.

Enjoy!

Preorders For The Falls Available

The Falls ebook coverThe first full novel set in the Diving Universe in 3 years will appear next month. Yeah, it’s a novel without Boss, but you’re going to want to read this, especially since Boss will appear in the next book, which will hit print in 2017.

You won’t be able to get your copy of The Falls until October 25, but if you’re afraid you’ll forget to buy it that day, why not preorder? You can preorder the ebook only on Amazon, Kobo, and iBooks.

Print, audio, and other e-stores will have copies on–you guessed it–October 25.

And to tease you a little, here’s the back cover copy:

Fleet sector bases close as the Fleet moves on. Everyone knows and expects it. But still, the announcement that Sector Base E-2 will close—although still thirty years in the future—breeds a mood of tension and anxiety.

So, when Rajivk Agwu finds two pairs of shoes on a trail near Fiskett Falls, but no sign of their occupants, his already heightened senses warn of danger.

Those on the base fare no better. Bristol Iannazzi, working on the notoriously delicate anacapa drive for a runabout, also notices something strange, something out of place, something dangerous…

Expanding the rich history of Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s captivating Diving universe, The Falls provides an exciting and crucial backstory for future events.

I just found out today that the next novel, The Runabout, will premiere in Asimovs SF Magazine next spring. I’ll have more information on that here as I know it.

—Kristine Kathryn Rusch

The Falls

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 ebook coverThe Falls will appear in October. A new Boss book will appear about six months or so after that–March, April–no firm date because I’m not done with it. But I can tell you I couldn’t have written the book about Boss without writing the book titled The Falls.

We have the cover. Philcold did the art, and Allyson Longueira at WMG publishing designed the book. The book will appear in ebook, paper, and audio, just like the others. You’ll be able to preorder a copy starting sometime in late August/early September. Watch this space for more information or sign up for the newsletter. You can find the sign-up on the right side of this home page.

New Diving…Something or Other

Just a quick post to let you all  know I haven’t forgotten you or Boss or Coop or anyone in the Diving Universe. I’m working on a new something or other. Since I tend to write out of order, I’m not sure what it is yet. It is set in another part of the Diving Universe (like Spires of Denon), so I’m uncertain how it will fit in. Only that it will.

Thanks for being patient while I wrote and published the Anniversary Day Saga in the Retrieval Artist Universe. I’m focused on Diving now, which means you should have something by 2017 at the latest. I’ll let you know when the time comes.