The Runabout is now available from WMG Publishing!
Available from WMG publishing!
A graveyard of spaceships, abandoned by the mysterious Fleet thousands of years earlier. Boss calls it “the Boneyard.” She needs the ships inside to expand her work for Lost Souls Corporation. Yash Zarlengo thinks the Boneyard will help her discover if the Fleet still exists.
Boss and Yash, while exploring the Boneyard, discover a small ship with a powerful and dangerous problem: The ship’s active anacapa drive.
To escape the Boneyard, Boss must deal with the drive. Which means she’ll have to dive the ship on limited time and under extremely dangerous conditions. And she can’t go alone.
A heart-stopping adventure that continues the thrill ride of Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s award-winning Diving series.
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.
Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine will publish another story in the Diving universe in their October/November issue. Called “Becoming One with The Ghosts,” the story will explore yet another side of the universe. I’ll announce here when the issue is out, but you might want to pre-order here.