Series Reading Order

Here is the suggested reading order for THE DIVING UNIVERSE:

Diving into the Wreck: A Diving Novel

City of Ruins: A Diving Novel

Becalmed: A Diving Universe Novella

The Application of Hope: A Diving Universe Novella

Boneyards: A Diving Novel

Skirmishes: A Diving Novel

The Runabout: A Diving Novel

The Falls: A Diving Universe Novel

Searching for the Fleet: A Diving Novel

The Spires of Denon: A Diving Universe Novella

The Renegat: A Diving Universe Novel

Escaping Amnthra: A Diving Universe Novella

The Court-Martial of the Renegat Renegades: A Diving Universe Novel

Thieves: A Diving Novel

Squishy’s Teams: A Diving Universe Novel

The Chase: A Diving Novel

Ivory Trees: A Diving Universe Novel

Maelstrom: A Diving Universe Novella



  • DIVING INTO THE WRECK, Pyr Books, 2009. WMG Publishing, 2013. RT Book Reviews Top Pick, November 2009. 
  • CITY OF RUINS, Pyr Books, 2011. WMG Publishing, 2013. 
  • BONEYARDS, Pyr Books, January, 2012.; WMG Publishing, 2013. 
  • SKIRMISHES, WMG Publishing, September 2013. 
  • THE RUNABOUT, Asimov’s, May/June 2017. WMG Publishing, September 2017. 
  • THE FALLS, WMG Publishing, October 2016. 
  • SEARCHING FOR THE FLEET, WMG Publishing, September 2018. 
  • THE RENEGAT, WMG Publishing, September 2019. 
  • THIEVES, WMG Publishing, February 2021. 
  • SQUISHY’S TEAMS, WMG Publishing, November 2020. 
  • THE CHASE, WMG Publishing, September 2021. 
  • IVORY TREES, WMG Publishing, November 2023.

Novellas (As originally published in Asimov’s)

  • “Diving into The Wreck,” (Appears in a slightly different form in the novel Diving into the Wreck) Asimov’s SF Magazine, December 2005. Cover story. Winner, UPC Award, 2005.  Locus recommended reading list, 2005.  Winner, Asimov’s Readers Choice award for best novella, 2005.  Published as “Buceo en Los Restos del Naufragio,” in Premio UPC 2005, edited by Miquel Barcelo, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Nova, 2006. Reprinted in Russian as the cover story of If (Esli), 12/2006. WMG Publishing, 2013.
  • “The Room of Lost Souls,” (Appears in a slightly different form in the novel Diving into the Wreck) Asimov’s SF Magazine, April/May 2008. Cover story. Special Mention, UPC Award, 2007. Winner, Asimov’s Readers Choice Award for Best Novella, 2008. Reprinted in Russian as the cover story of If (Esli) Magazine, May 2009. WMG Publishing, 2013. 
  • “Becoming One with the Ghosts,” (Appears in a slightly different form in the novel City of Ruins) Asimov’s SF Magazine, October/November, 2010. Winner, Asimov’s Readers Choice Award for Best Novella. WMG Publishing, 2013. 
  • “The Application of Hope,” Asimov’s SF Magazine, August, 2013. Cover story. Winner: Asimov’s Readers Choice Award, Best Novella. WMG Publishing, 2014. 
  • “Becalmed,” Asimov’s SF Magazine, April/May, 2011. WMG Publishing, 2012. 
  • “Stealth,” (Appears in a slightly different form in the novel Boneyards) Asimov’s SF Magazine, October/November 2011. WMG Publishing, 2013. 
  • “Strangers at the Room of Lost Souls,” (Appears in a slightly different form in the novel Skirmishes) WMG Publishing, 2013. 
  • “The Spires of Denon,” Asimov’s SF Magazine, April/May 2009. Cover story. WMG Publishing, 2010.
  • “Encounter on Starbase Kappa,” Asimov’s SF Magazine, October/November 2013. 
  • “The Runabout” Asimov's SF Magazine, May/June 2017. 
  • “The Rescue of the Renegat,” Asimov’s SF Magazine, January/February 2018. 
  • “Dix,” Asimov’s SF Magazine, March/April 2018. Cover story. 
  • “Lieutenant Tightass,” Asimov’s SF Magazine, July/August 2018. Winner: Asimov’s Readers Choice Award, Best Novella. 
  • “Joyride,” Asimov’s SF Magazine, November/December 2018. 
  • “Escaping Amnthra,“ Asimov’s SF Magazine, September/October 2019. WMG Publishing, 2020. 
  • “Maelstrom,“ Asimov’s SF Magazine, September/October 2020. WMG Publishing, 2021. 
  • “Hunches,“ Asimov’s SF Magazine, January/February 2021. WMG Publishing, 2022. 
  • “The Court-Martial of the Renegat Renegades,” Asimov’s SF Magazine, September/October 2022 and November/December 2022. WMG Publishing, 2010.
  • “The Death Hole Bunker,“ Asimov’s SF Magazine, July/August 2023.
  • “The Break-In,“ Asimov’s SF Magazine, September/October 2023.

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