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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


Becalmed–a New Diving Universe Short Novel

Those of you who’ve read City of Ruins know that the Ivoire was trapped in foldspace for a long time. Although City mentions how the Ivoire got trapped, it doesn’t show what happened. All that takes place in Becalmed, a short novel featuring Coop’s ex-wife, Mae. There’s a lot here, things you haven’t heard before, and some background on the Fleet. Plus the book stands alone if you’ve never read anything in the Diving universe.

You can find it on Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, and in other ebookstores. The trade paper edition has recently come out and is widely available.

A New Short Story in the Diving Universe

ghosts cover

In the October/November issue, Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine has just published the latest story in the “Diving” universe–a novella that might have some surprises for you Diving Into The Wreck fans.  You can order copies electronically via Kindle or Fictionwise, get a copy at your newsstand, or order directly from Asimov’s here.