Diving into the Wreck
by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Cover Artist: Dave Seeley
Review by Mel Jacob
Pyr Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781591027867
Date: 24 November 2009 List Price $16.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Award winning author, Kristine Rusch's new science fiction novel, Diving into the Wreck, focuses on a diver known only as Boss. She has made a business of locating and mapping derelict space ships. She uses teams of experienced divers to explore such ships. Her primary focus is on history and she turns some of these ships over to museums. Tourist divers she takes to them also provide a steady income. Dangers lurk in such dives and a puncture in a protective suit can lead to death. From official release/information:
From publisher's website: Boss 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, Boss 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. Boss's 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.
What Boss finds could rewrite history, cost lives, and start an intergalactic war.