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The Runabout Appears…In A Magazine!

Last fall, I surprised myself by selling the magazine rights for The Runabout to Asimov’s. Yes, before you ask, there will still be a standalone book edition, but this magazine publication comes first.

This week, the issue appeared, making The Runabout the first novel published in its entirety in Asimov’s in the magazine’s 40-year history. I’m grateful for all the faith that Sheila Williams has in my work. As a former digest magazine editor, I know how much an editor has to believe in a writer to use up that much real estate on one piece of fiction.

If you want to sample the story before picking up the issue, click here for the excerpt.

The actual standalone book will appear in October in ebook, paper, and audio editions. So if you can wait for that, go ahead. (I’ll let you know when you can preorder it.) But you can find out what happens next right here, right now, by getting Asimov’s, and you’ll also get even more great fiction from some of my favorite short fiction writers (including but not limited to Karen Joy Fowler and Dale Bailey).

 Asimov’s is available as both print and ebook editions. You can get the magazine on Amazon, but you can also order from the Asimov’s website itself.

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