This is the tentative cover (supplied by author) for City of Ruins the next instalment in the ‘Diving Universe’ series by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. I love this cover, I think it’s even better than the first one – although maybe I would prefer to see ‘Boss’ in the trademark silver suit? But maybe there’s a reason she’s all in black and I will have to wait to read the book to find out? I love the fact that this is more of an action shot: ‘Boss’ looks seriously kick-arse!
I read Diving into the Wreck last year and really enjoyed it – the main protagonist, Boss, is a really great character, so I’m very excited that there is a sequel, which will be released May 2011 – I can’t wait!
City of Ruins
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Boss, a loner, loved to dive derelict spacecraft adrift in the blackness of space. But one day, she found a ship that would change everything–an ancient Dignity Vessel–and aboard the ship, the mysterious and dangerous Stealth Tech. Now, years after discovering that first ship, Boss has put together a large company which finds Dignity Vessels and finds “loose” stealth technology.
Following a hunch, Boss and her team come to investigate the city of Vaycehn, where fourteen archeologists have died exploring the endless caves below the city. Mysterious “death holes” explode into the city itself for no apparent reason, and Boss believes stealth tech is involved. As Boss searches for the answer to the mystery of the death holes, she will uncover the answer to her Dignity Vessel quest as well—and one more thing, something so important that it will change her life—and the universe—forever…
Diving into the Wreck
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
She loves to dive historical ships, derelict spacecraft found adrift in the blackness between the stars. Sometimes she salvages for money, but mostly she’s an active historian. She wants to know about the past–to experience it firsthand. Once she’s dived the ship, she’ll either leave it for others to find or file a claim so that she can bring tourists to dive it as well. It’s a good life for a tough loner, with more interest in artifacts than people.
Then one day, she finds the claim of a lifetime: an enormous spacecraft, incredibly old, and apparently Earth-made. It’s impossible for something so old, built in the days before Faster Than Light travel, to have journeyed this far from Earth. It shouldn’t be here. It can’t be here. And yet, it is. Her curiosity is up, and she’s determined to investigate. She hires a group of divers to explore the wreck with her, the best team she can assemble. But some secrets are best kept hidden, and the past won t give up its treasures without exacting a price in blood.