Diving Pairs Vol. 1
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
WMG Publishing presents the high-stakes adventures of City of Ruins and Becalmed in one exciting pairing.
Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s bestselling Diving series spans time and space so vast that the stories continue to unfold. Now, with the Diving Pairs volumes, WMG Publishing offers complementary books that, together, tell more of the story than each book alone.
City of Ruins (Endeavor Award Winner)
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.
Mae, chief linguist on the Ivoire, heads a diplomatic mission to Ukhanda. Her handling of relations with the Quurzod lead to a battle that causes the Ivoire’s anacapa drive to malfunction, stranding the ship in foldspace. Mae can’t remember what she did wrong on the mission: all she knows is that she’s one of the few survivors. If she doesn’t recall it, she won’t be able to prevent another disaster when the Ivoire escapes foldspace. If the Ivoire escapes foldspace. Because what no one talks about—and everyone fears—is that the Ivoire is becalmed…forever.
One of the untold stories in Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s award-winning “Diving” universe, “Becalmed” stands alone—yet answers questions long-time readers might have about the history of the Fleet.
“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
“[‘Becalmed’] is quite fascinating and another fine tale from Rusch.”
The WMG Newsletter
Get advanced notice of new releases, bonus content, and so much more.