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The Diving Kickstarter was a success!

The Diving Universe Kickstarter ended last night with a real bang. We ended up at 11x our ask, which amazed me. I had envisioned this Kickstarter as a fan-love project, one that only true fans would be interested in. I expected enough $5 and $15 backers to get us to $2000. Instead, people surprised me, right from the start.

I was spot-on about where the most backers would be, but I hadn’t expected so many. Nor had I expected how many people wanted to sample the Diving universe, even before we achieved some of the bigger stretch goals.

All of this is a long way of saying thank you to everyone who backed the Kickstarter. You’ve really humbled me and pleased me at the same time. I appreciate how much you folks like the series, and how much you’re willing to support it.

Thank you!

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.

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