Diving into the Wreck

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  • Diving into the Wreck
  • Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • English
  • 02 October 2019
  • 1591027861

About the Author: Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Diving into the Wreck PDF ↠ Diving into PDF or diving ebok, into mobile, wreck download, Diving into pdf, Diving into the WreckDiving into the Wreck MOBIKristine Kathryn Rusch is an award winning mystery, romance, science fiction, and fantasy writer She has written many novels under various names, including Kristine Grayson for romance, and Kris Nelscott for mystery Her novels have made the bestseller lists even in London and have been published in countries and different languagesHer awards range from the Ellery Queen Readers Choice Award to Diving into PDF or the John W Campbell Award In the past year, she has been nominated for the Hugo, the Shamus, and the Anthony Award She is the only person in the history of the science fiction field to have won a Hugo award for editing and a Hugo award for fiction In addition, she s written a number of nonfiction articles over the years, with her latest being the book A Freelancer s Survival GuideShe has also published as Sandy Schofield collaborations with husband Dean Wesley Smith Kristine Grayson romancesKathryn Wesley collaborations with husband Dean Wesley Smith Kris Nelscott mysteriesKris Rusch historical fictionKris DeLake romances.


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  1. Mike (the Paladin) says:

    Look for you who like this book, I m sorry I wanted to like this one, it sounded so good.In my opinion what we have here is another case of great idea, poor execution The hook here is that our protagonist is a wreck diver She travels through space looking for derelict or abandoned ships She then explores them or claims themsometimes she leads tourists on tours through them.Okay sounds good huh The thing is Well there are several things I got almost halfway through the book which i Look for you who like this book, I m sorry I wanted to like this one, it sounded so good.In my opinion what we have here is another case of great idea, poor execution The hook here is that our protagonist is a wreck diver She travels through space looking for derelict or abandoned ships She then explores them or claims themsometimes she leads tourists on tours through them.Okay sounds good huh The thing is Well there are several things I got almost halfway through the book which is really a series of novellas strung into a longer book before I returned it to Audible What we seem to have here is a seemingly half thought out multiverse First of all it s set 5000 years in the future Yet somehow the vacuum suits are only good for 60 minutes of breathable air I mean come on we can do better than that now Also in spite of the fact that humans have been spacefaring for many centuries their space suits not only can t carrythan an hour s air oxygen everyone seems to live in deadly fear of sharp edges and corners Over and over we hear about how the suits can be ruptured by sharp edgesOur heroine goes on and on about how she s been been doing this for many years and is ready for it then she goes on and on about her panic I think the writer was going for a semi horror maybe something like the first Alien movie but it never comes off.So, halfway through I pitched itto bad Can t recommend this one

  2. Felicia says:

    OH YAY THIS ISN T A ROMANCE BOOK It is, however, a very interesting Sci Fi tale with extremely interesting world building and a strong female protagonist I feel like this book is pretty singular in NOT having a big romance arc.Basically the main character is a space ship wreck diver, and the peril with which she infuses the dive sequences isthan worth the price of admission here Haven t seen this much tension infused in a scene the same way since I saw The Abyss for the first time, just OH YAY THIS ISN T A ROMANCE BOOK It is, however, a very interesting Sci Fi tale with extremely interesting world building and a strong female protagonist I feel like this book is pretty singular in NOT having a big romance arc.Basically the main character is a space ship wreck diver, and the peril with which she infuses the dive sequences isthan worth the price of admission here Haven t seen this much tension infused in a scene the same way since I saw The Abyss for the first time, just GREAT tension I also loved the main character because she is paranoid and OCD ander, I empathized and congratulated her on her paranoia thoroughness a lot, haha.This book is a BIT strange because it feels like two novellas strung together, and it might be the case that these started out as separate novellas, but they re linked together well enough to enjoy as a pair Looking forward to reading the second.One complaint, the Kindle edition is 9.99, and for an old book that seems pretty lamely expensive

  3. Michael says:

    I give this one good marks for capturing some of the illusion of the right stuff held by the heroes of classic sci fi portrayals of spacefarers As revealed by Tom Wolfe in his account of the U.S space race, the prototype is the test pilot Chuck Yeager, who was laconic, a self reliant loner, brave in a matter of fact way, and a stickler for details The lead character in this tale, known simply as Boss, fits this profile in a female form In her first person narrative told in present tense, w I give this one good marks for capturing some of the illusion of the right stuff held by the heroes of classic sci fi portrayals of spacefarers As revealed by Tom Wolfe in his account of the U.S space race, the prototype is the test pilot Chuck Yeager, who was laconic, a self reliant loner, brave in a matter of fact way, and a stickler for details The lead character in this tale, known simply as Boss, fits this profile in a female form In her first person narrative told in present tense, we are immediately immersed in the suspense and thrills of her profession, which involves finding and investigating derelict space ships and then making money from their value as historical artifacts or as salvage The ship she has found turns out to be a craft from Earth several thousands of years old, before the time they had the capacity to travel to where it lies in interstellar space Boss research leads her to infer that the ship is in the class of a military prototype believed to be an experiment in a dangerous form of stealth technology She needs to pull in a team to do this form of archeology in a safe and competent way and do so in secret to avoid drawing competition from space pirates or interested governments I loved the details of selecting and harnessing the different people needed for the team and the atmospherics of the space station city where she does her recruiting In diving this first wreck, we get a fine sense of the dark claustrophobic spaces, unknown dangers, and excitement of discovery associated with marine divers exploring sunken ships When things go wrong and lives are lost, acrimony and blame begins to bring out the humanity of Boss, otherwise obscured behind her wall of her no nonsense, obsessive approach to her work The secrets behind her personality come out in a second part of the book She is commissioned to explore the mysteries of the Room of Lost Souls , a place on a remote, abandoned planetary outpost where people disappear The setting is where she lost her mother Boss was a girl, and the source of a permanent breach with her father The exploration of this site had some of the same tension of the early scenes of the first Alien movie, but without the aliens, it loses some edge.The third part of the book pulls all the sections together and rather abruptly sets Boss on a quest to carry us into the next books in the series I am not happy with an element in the mystery that involves an implausibly genetic immunity to some of the adverse outcomes of human exposure to the stealth technology But I am intrigued enough with Boss and her ways to want to continue with the saga Other readers also encourage me to pursue her Retrieval Artist series, a set of sci fi mystery procedurals that involve the tracking down of humans guilty of crimes against aliens

  4. Christine says:

    I kinda like the movie Event Horizon, a supposedly horror movie about a missing ship It has a pretty good cast A couple British actors you know from Masterpiece or the Harry Potter movies, a couple of American actors you know from TV, Sam Neil, and Laurence Fishborne It should have been a very good movie The idea was good, a supposedly haunted or possessed spaceship In fact, the movie was good until the writers decided they need to kill just about everyone off in really stupid ways It s a I kinda like the movie Event Horizon, a supposedly horror movie about a missing ship It has a pretty good cast A couple British actors you know from Masterpiece or the Harry Potter movies, a couple of American actors you know from TV, Sam Neil, and Laurence Fishborne It should have been a very good movie The idea was good, a supposedly haunted or possessed spaceship In fact, the movie was good until the writers decided they need to kill just about everyone off in really stupid ways It s a movie where I watch the first half and then change the channel Diving into the Wreck got me thinking about Event Horizon because Wreck is what Horizon should have been.It s a bit strange that I like Rusch as much as I do because I amof fantasy fan I like swords, not ray guns I m sure Freud would have something to say about this I like magic, not hyper drives It s why I like Star Warsthan Star Trek Light sabers are funky swords I first read Rusch when she started her Fey series, and then picked up her Retrieval Artist series I think Rusch rights better SF than fantasy Wreck is a good example of why.It s not a perfect book to be sure The major flaw is that some of the characters introduced at the middle end of the novel are indistinguishable from each other The pacing is good, however, and the atmosphere is perfect.Rusch tells the story of Boss who dives wrecks of spaceships Think ocean diver but in outer space She finds an old spaceship that should not, cannot, be where it is, and with a crew, explores it Then bad stuff happens.Unlike Event Horizon, Rusch takes just the right time to build up to each bad thing This isn t a slasher horror movie designed to get the highest, bloodiest body count Rusch doesn t do this One of Rusch s strengths is her ability to let characters go she is not afraid to kill characters off More importantly, though, she doesn t go for the slasher movie killing spree The deaths have purpose The deaths are felt Thisthan anything helps keep the spooky feeling of the story Because there is this sense of tension that runs the length of the novel, right at the beginning, because the reader knows something is going to go wrong We know It s like a horror movie No you bimbo, don t go there NO, you twit Take off your F K m shoes before trying to run away That kind of knowing.BUTRusch does not fall into the cliche horror movie idiot character reaction trap Her characters make mistakes They make mistakes because they are human and, therefore, flawed like the rest of us Additionally, she does not go kill them all attitude She keeps the tension but rejects the stupidity.It works very well.It s true that perhaps the shockers aren t as shocking as they could be, but the book does raise the issue of how and when to wield power, of the rights and wrongs of testing Additionally, Boss, the narrator, where likable is not super likable In fact, you respect her before you like her She is no where near a Mary Sue The book might be a start of a series, but easily could also be a stand alone

  5. The Flooze says:

    3.5 Diving into the Wreck is comprised of three novellas following a single character through a series of startling discoveries Kristine Kathryn Rusch s writing style is very straight forward and matter of fact She s efficient in her sentence structure, perfectly reflecting her narrator s methodical nature Despite this lack of elaborate prose, she manages to convey the sense wonder with which her main character named simply Boss approaches her work She s also adept at portraying the dee 3.5 Diving into the Wreck is comprised of three novellas following a single character through a series of startling discoveries Kristine Kathryn Rusch s writing style is very straight forward and matter of fact She s efficient in her sentence structure, perfectly reflecting her narrator s methodical nature Despite this lack of elaborate prose, she manages to convey the sense wonder with which her main character named simply Boss approaches her work She s also adept at portraying the deep anger, guilt and renewed purpose felt when Boss experiences betrayal and loss.Boss passion is historical wreck diving She finds abandoned ships out in the blackness of space and pokes around to find out what was, and what could have been She doesn t scavenge greed is not her motivator Instead, it s the quest for knowledge that drives her More andwe learn that this quest is borne of survivor s guilt and a need to discover the mysteries of her own past Apart from this passion, very few things seem to give her pleasure She s a loner, so removed from anything organic in a way that s both hard to fathom and yet understandable given her experiences Once we learn her story, it s simple to see how this fixation occurred We get brief glimpses into her past that show why she works so hard at remaining detached We also realise that she s not actually detached at all she s just very good at hiding her emotions from those around her Boss is complicated The mysteries she stumbles into are doubly so Diving into the Wreck, the first novella, details her discovery of the biggest find in several generations It s an ancient vessel with secrets that could destroy the current order of the galaxy In the second, The Room of Lost Souls, she visits a legendary space station where countless people have vanished in their pursuit of forgiveness and understanding The third, The Heart of the Machine, brings everything back full circle as Boss finds a new purpose in life perhaps the purpose she was meant for all along Through the intervening years, she s found some answers and formulated evenquestions But the unknown doesn t matter any because she now has an ultimate, definable goal revenge.Overall, Boss is an intriguing narrator She s capable and careful, and inspires respect in others Her various crew members seem to look at her as a mentor and a valued colleague even though they don t always agree with her methods or her stubborn attitude The world building is subtle, with just enough to give us an overview of the political climate There aren t any cultural influences per se, but given Boss removal from society that s acceptable My only problem with Diving into the Wreck is that, despite it being an interesting storyline told in a straight forward style, it does not skip along This is not a tale of adrenaline and breathlessness It is so matter of fact in its telling that I didn t feel the oh, my god that would keep the momentum going, that would inspire me to devour the book in a matter of hours This took me ages in my terms to finish because I felt the need to step back from the somber tone I m learningandthat I need an infusion of ironic wit to keep me glued to the page This book inspired a perpetually furrowed brow and good number of sighs It s so filled with helpless tension that I spent the whole book hunched and waiting for the next tragedy to occur, the next unavoidable death It s not Will they survive It s a case of How many will they lose this time All that said, the ending has the characters embarking on a new chapter in their lives one that I wouldn t mind reading should Rusch decide to follow them If you like the bleakness portrayed in a lot of sci fi sagas, the feeling that you re just a speck in the universe and you can only do so much to affect your surroundings, then this one is for you It reminds me of what happens before a rag tag crew lead their rebellion against the evil Empire It begs for a continuation of space opera proportions

  6. Sherwood Smith says:

    This was one of those books that I wanted to be something else I like tough heroines, but Boss was just so tough, so monotone and distant, often summarizing rather than interacting, that I gradually lost interest, especially when the diving scenes peeled off characters but didn t really seem to add up to much.I was wildly curious about the room of lost souls, but as the mystery was solved, it became less and less interesting Boss s family dynamic was probably the most intriguing bit of the nov This was one of those books that I wanted to be something else I like tough heroines, but Boss was just so tough, so monotone and distant, often summarizing rather than interacting, that I gradually lost interest, especially when the diving scenes peeled off characters but didn t really seem to add up to much.I was wildly curious about the room of lost souls, but as the mystery was solved, it became less and less interesting Boss s family dynamic was probably the most intriguing bit of the novel, but I ve seen that dynamic so many times, I finally finished the book without much reaction

  7. Carolyn says:

    Have to say I was disappointed with this one I love KKR s Retrieval Artist series of SF mystery novels.Not sure if it was done on purpose for some obscure reason, but I was mildly irritated that our main character is never named and barely described Even when she meets up with her father after many years of separation , even when a total stranger seeks her out in a bar to do business, she is never named The back of the book calls her Boss , but that isn t her name, some of the crew she hir Have to say I was disappointed with this one I love KKR s Retrieval Artist series of SF mystery novels.Not sure if it was done on purpose for some obscure reason, but I was mildly irritated that our main character is never named and barely described Even when she meets up with her father after many years of separation , even when a total stranger seeks her out in a bar to do business, she is never named The back of the book calls her Boss , but that isn t her name, some of the crew she hires for dives call her boss a few times, and that s it even the ones she s known for 10 years as well as the one who trained her to dive in the first placeEntire book is narrated first person, present tense, which just didn t work with me on this one, although I ve read some others recently which have The Hunger Games, Tomorrow, When the War Began , both of which I enjoyed.Plot is pretty slow and not really engaging I find it hard to believe that wreck divers as described risk takers who are adventurous and free spirits would be so timid over every little thing that happens Gets tiresome after a while Lots of buildup to some very anti climactic events.Looks like a standalone book from the description, but we find out in the last couple of pages that the whole book is just a setup for a series

  8. Lois says:

    Medium ok I own the ebook and borrowed the audio from libby Libby has the first book broken into 2 novellas I adjusted my account accordingly.

  9. Simcha Lazarus says:

    While I have been an avid fantasy reader for most of my life, it s only recently that I ve begun reading science fiction, and those have been mostly older classics But after reading a couple of interesting reviews of Kristine Rusch s Diving into the Wreck, I decided that it was time to expand my horizons and try somemodern SF I also have no experience with SF space adventures I ve never even watched a single episode of Star Track or any of the Star Wars films so this was my opportunity While I have been an avid fantasy reader for most of my life, it s only recently that I ve begun reading science fiction, and those have been mostly older classics But after reading a couple of interesting reviews of Kristine Rusch s Diving into the Wreck, I decided that it was time to expand my horizons and try somemodern SF I also have no experience with SF space adventures I ve never even watched a single episode of Star Track or any of the Star Wars films so this was my opportunity to try some space adventuring as well.Diving into the Wreck is divided into three sections, each of which reads like a short novella, but which build on each other to tell a single story The first two parts were actually each previously published as separate short stories and each won Asimov s Readers Choice Award for Best Novella.Boss, as she is known to her friends and co workers, is a professional wreck diver who spends her days exploring deep space in search of abandoned spaceships These ancient discoveries are explored and studied and will often be turned over to museums for preservation or will become sites for tourists to visit But each night Boss is tormented by nightmares of the day, almost forty years ago, when her mother disappeared into the Room of Lost Souls, leaving behind her young daughter.Boss s experiences have turned her into a solitary figure who prefers to live and work alone, except when she requires a team to help her investigate a newly discovered wreck In the first part of the book, Boss comes across a lost ship, while returning from a salvage operation, which she excitedly tracks down But when she reached the calculated location, Boss is shocked by her possible discovery and she rushes home to do some research and put together a diving team.The story then follows the team s preparations for the dive and the surprising discoveries that they make discoveries that come at a severe cost to Boss and her team In the following two sections, Boss, who is living with the repercussions of her earlier diving adventure, is given the opportunity to explore the place of her nightmares, where her mother had disappeared But her explorations will uncover some unexpected answers that will lead Boss to take a stand against those who would use her discoveries for dangerous purposes.Diving into the Wreck is an exciting, fast paced adventure that, once I started, I had a hard time putting down I have never been deep sea diving, but Rusch s vivid, and often eerie, descriptions of Boss s dives into the depths of outer space, almost make me feel like I have I spend most of my time going over and over my equipment looking for flaws Much as I want to dive this wreck and I have since the first moment I saw her I m scared of the deep and the dark and the unknown Those first few instances of weightlessness always catch me by surprise, always remind me that what I do is somehow unnatural.Descending into the hatch is trickier than it looks on the recordings The edges are sharper I have to be careful about where I put my hands Gravity isn t there to pull at me I can hear my own breathing, harsh and insistent, and I wonder if I shouldn t have taken Squishy s advice a ten ten ten split on my first dive instead of a twenty twenty twenty It takes less time to reach the wreck now we get inside in nine minutes flat I would ve had time to do a bit of acclimatizing and to have a productive dive the next time.Diving into the Wreck is focused largely on Boss, from whose perspective the story is told She is a complex character who prefers to maintain her distance from others but is also watchful and protective of those in her care Throughout the story, Boss s character slowly evolves as she deals with the repercussions of tragic events from the past, and attempts to find a way to right some of those wrongs that she herself participated in.While Boss is a character that readers can easily connect with, unfortunately the same can t be said for most of the other characters, who were largely left on the sidelines The reader is briefly told about the other members of Boss s team, but I didn t feel that I really got to know any of them No personal interactions between the team members are described and no relationships seem to develop, which I thought was odd considering that they spent a substantial amount of time confined together on the ship Even had Boss herself not participated, just recounting that such interactions occurred would have made the other characters seemreal There were a couple of exceptions characters who were fleshed out a bitfully when the story required them but I felt the story would have affected me a lotintensely had I felt a deeper connection toof the characters.I also felt that the book lacked a clear explanation of what stealth technology is, which would have been appropriate considering that most of the events in the books were centered around it While the ancient stealth technology is apparently very dangerous, I didn t understand how it was different from the stealth technology that was currently in use While I m not one who requires extensive scientific explanations of complicated technology, just a bitof an explanation would have been appreciated.I will admit that I was surprised by how thoroughly engrossed I was by Diving into the Wreck and that it was a lotreadable and entertaining then I had expected The events in the story, while taking place 5,000 years in the future, were still believable enough that I had no trouble following along, and I didn t feel like I missed anything by not having before read space travel books The only thing that could have made it better would have been a stronger cast of supporting characters, though perhaps in the sequel the rest of the team will get to share the spotlight

  10. Stefan says:

    Diving into the Wreck is a short but excellent science fiction novel by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, who has also written extensively in fantasy, mystery and romance, and is the former editor of the prestigious Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.The main character of Diving into the Wreck, who goes by the name Boss, is a specialist in the exploration of derelict space ships Accompanied by a team of specialists, she goes into these abandoned vessels, in a process that is very similar to deep s Diving into the Wreck is a short but excellent science fiction novel by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, who has also written extensively in fantasy, mystery and romance, and is the former editor of the prestigious Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.The main character of Diving into the Wreck, who goes by the name Boss, is a specialist in the exploration of derelict space ships Accompanied by a team of specialists, she goes into these abandoned vessels, in a process that is very similar to deep sea diving with all its careful preparation and inherent dangers When Boss discovers a 5000 year old Earth ship that couldn t possibly be in the sector where she found it, a string of events is set in motion that leads back to some of her earliest memories, and will possibly have huge implications.Boss is an extremely interesting character She s a control freak as evidenced by her nickname andthan a little obsessed with privacy see her ship s name, Nobody s Business She s extremely good at what she does, and you quickly get the idea that being capable isimportant to her than being liked The traumatic childhood event that s described in the prologue still affects her every day At first it seems disconnected from the book, but it comes back as the driving force of the entire novel.Diving into the Wreck is told from a tight first person perspective, so everything including Boss herself is seen through Boss s eyes As a result, some shocking events are at first described in her very cold sounding, matter of fact tone and only later we find out how strongly she was affected by them.The novel is affected in other ways by this choice of narrator and perspective Aside from the bare bones prose style, we also only get the most basic information about the political set up of the novel s universe, which involves a dominant Terran empire and a smaller breakaway group of independent planets, with the story firmly set on the side of that alliance of independent planets After all, exposition is not on Boss s mind this is her story, and Diving into the Wreck isabout Boss and her psychological growth than about the SF universe it inhabits.Much like Adrienne Rich s poem of the same name, Diving into the Wreck uses diving as a metaphor for self exploration and self discovery This may be a very personal interpretation, but the first person, present tense narrator frequently gave me the impression that the main character was narrating the events of the book under some form of therapeutic hypnosis, eyes closed, voice monotone, completely immersed in the experience.However, this isn t just a psychological novel without SF underpinnings Kristine Kathryn Rusch throws in enough world building details to give the reader a basic idea of the political and historical background of her SF universe There are a few intriguing chapters set on a military research planet that would probably merit an entire novel I couldn t help thinking that someone like Peter F Hamilton would have squeezed several thousand pages out of this universe Not that this necessarily would result in a better work, but to be honest, I wantedOne issue I had with the novel the side characters who accompany Boss on her dives are, for the most part, not very well defined A few of them gain depth as the story progresses, but most are interchangeable figurines which, possibly, they were in Boss s eyes, too.At just under 250 pages, divided into short chapters, Diving into the Wreck is a fast and entertaining read that starts off as a deceptively straightforward story about shipwreck retrieval but quickly reveals additional psychological, political and ethical layers This is one of those rare SF novels I d recommend to people who usually don t read the genre it s easily recognizable as science fiction, but it does muchwith standard elements of the genre than you d initially expect Recommended This review was also published on Fantasy Literature www.fantasyliterature.com Come check us out