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.

A New(ish) Diving Novella

Mea culpa. I had hired someone to take care of some of my websites–and see what happened? Nada. So I have taken back the websites, and those of you who come here to see what’s new will finally learn what’s new(ish).

I’ve had a new Diving novella out for months now–and of course, never announced it here. [headdesk]. I’m sorry about that. I just noticed that last night as I set up the new Diving mailing list. Please sign up for it if you want updates.

I promise I’ll be more communicative in the future. [headdeskagain]
I have just finished the big Retrieval Artist saga. I will turn my attention back to Diving in the new year. Until then, let this Asimov’s Readers Choice Award-winning novella tide you over.

The Application of Hope is set in the Diving Universe’s past, but you’ll recognize a character or two. Here’s the book’s description and ordering information:


Captain Tory Sabin knows all too well the dangers of the anacapa drive, and that sometimes ships enter foldspace never to return. The ships simply disappear, taking their crews with them.

Responding to a distress call from Captain Jonathan “Coop” Cooper, Sabin knows she must race against time to find him and his ship. Because although the Ivoire becomes the latest ship to enter foldspace and not return, she refuses to give up hope. She resolves to find the Ivoire. But her search for answers will lead to truths that will change her life forever.

Winner of the Asimov’s Readers Choice Award for best novella, The Application of Hope adds a rich layer to the complex story about foldspace and the anacapa technology that drives the Fleet.

“What is great about this story is the development of Sabin’s character. That’s the kind of thing we usually expect from Rusch.” —SFRevu

Available in:
ebook, $3.99
Trade paperback, $12.99
ISBN 978-1561466047

and others