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City of Ruins: A Diving Novel (The Diving Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
Years after stumbling across her first Dignity Vessel, Boss now leads a team of people searching for “loose” stealth technology. She takes a team to Vaycehn to investigate a phenomenon called death holes, thinking they might lead her to stealth tech.
Captain Jonathon “Coop” Cooper and the crew of the Ivoire finally find a way out of foldspace despite their damaged anacapa drive. But he soon realizes the ship’s return to normal space is anything but normal.
Coop and Boss hold the answer to questions both seek. But what they discover will change everything.
“City of Ruins has two great strengths going for it. One is the characters. Rusch does a marvelous job of bringing even minor characters to life…. The other appeal is the constant tension….Each scene is a taut wire, ready to snap.”
—Josh Vogt, SpeculativeFictionExaminer.com
"The Diving Universe, conceived by Hugo-Award winning author Kristine [Kathryn] Rusch is a refreshingly new and fleshed out realm of sci-fi action and adventure." --Astroguyz
"Kristine Kathryn Rusch is best known for her Retrieval Artist series, so maybe you've missed her Diving Universe series. If so, it's high time to remedy that oversight." --Analog
"This is classic sci-fi, a well-told tale of dangerous exploration. The first-person narration makes the reader an eye witness to the vast, silent realms of deep space, where even the smallest error will bring disaster. Compellingly human and technically absorbing, the suspense builds to fevered intensity, culminating in an explosive yet plausible conclusion." --RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) on Diving into the Wreck
"Rusch delivers a page-turning space adventure while contemplating the ethics of scientists and governments working together on future tech." --Publishers Weekly on Diving into the Wreck
"Rusch keeps the science accessible, the cultures intriguing, and the characters engaging. For anyone needing to add to their science fiction library, keep an eye out for this." --Speculative Fiction Examiner on City of Ruins
"Rusch's latest addition to her Diving series features a strong, capable female heroine and a vividly imagined far-future universe. Blending fast-paced action with an exploration of the nature of friendship and the ethics of scientific discoveries, this tale should appeal to Rusch's readers and fans of space opera." --Library Journal on Boneyards
"Rusch follows Diving into the Wreck and City of Ruins with another fast-paced novel of the far future... [Rusch's] sensibilities will endear this book to readers looking for a light, quick space adventure with strong female protagonists." --Publishers Weekly on Boneyards
"...a fabulous outer space thriller that rotates perspective between the divers, the Alliance and to a lesser degree the Empire. Action-packed and filled with twists yet allowing the reader to understand the motives of the key players, Skirmishes is another intelligent exciting voyage into the Rusch Diving universe." --The Midwest Book Review on Skirmishes
"A skillful blend of science fiction and murder mystery which keeps ratcheting up the stakes." --Worlds Without End on The Falls
"[The Runabout] is so good, it will make you want to read the other stories." --SFRevu on The Runabout
"By mixing cerebral and investigative elements, emotional character segments, and the adrenaline of action, Rusch tells a complete yet varied tale that will please science fiction readers looking for something different from the usual fare." --Publishers Weekly on Searching for the Fleet--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B00ELXOWI8
- Publisher : WMG Publishing, Inc. (August 16, 2013)
- Publication date : August 16, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 1274 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 378 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #629,512 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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When they start to examine the caves, they inadvertently turn on some equipment that is still functioning after centuries. Then an intact, fully functioning, very legendary Dignity Vessel appears in the cave, apparently out of thin air, with a full crew who don’t realize that they have missed the last five thousand years.
This is a very entertaining, exciting, and enjoyable book. I finished the last fifth of it in one go (even though it wasn’t a lunch hour.) The end was “happy” but totally open, and I look forward to the next part. It may take a few months before I get to it, Hugo award reading and all…
I only stumbled across Ms Rusch's writing recently. How have I managed to not notice her? It's not as if she hasn't been writing for quite a while! I suspect I've drifted away from SF due to difficulty finding anything much I've thought worth reading in recent times. In fact I was sufficiently cautious that I read a couple of Ms Rusch's shorter works first just to make sure I wouldn't waste my time. I didn't! I've read and enjoyed her Retrieval Artist books (up to but not yet including Anniversary Day) but thought it was time to rest myself from that series and explore some of her other work. I'm glad I did.