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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.

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"Rusch (the Retrieval Artist series) delivers a page-turning space adventure while contemplating the ethics of scientists and governments working together on future tech. Boss is a middle-aged loner who searches ancient spacecraft for historical data. Driven by the memory of her mother being lured to a mysterious station called the Room of Souls, Boss believes humanity is haunted by old science, the kind that could kill us because we don't understand it. As Boss carefully builds a crew of spacers who are mostly loners with secrets, their notions about old and new tech, and about each other, must be re-evaluated as they first dive a 5,000-year-old ship for clues and then head for the Room. Rusch's spare prose sometimes flattens the characters, but admirably suits both the adventure and the deep moral questions she raises." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"Rusch possesses a quiet, elegant prose style, even when telling a story that relies on hard science and powerful action. The voice of her narrator is thoughtful and compelling" Library Journal

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"The endlessly enjoyable terror of dark, alien, empty spaces brimming with unknowable danger and impenetrable mystery should keep fans of the genre hooked." Internet Review of Science Fiction

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"Rusch takes the dangers inherent in deep sea diving and memorably puts them into the deep dark vacuum of space. Best SF Reviews

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Boss loves to drive derelict spacecraft found adrift in the blackness between the stars. Then one day, she finds the claim of a lifetime. But some secrets are best kept hidden, and the past won't give up its treasures without exacting a price in blood.

About the Author

Kristine 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 fourteen countries and thirteen different languages. Her awards range from the Ellery Queen Readers Choice Award to the John W. Campbell 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. Her short work has been reprinted in sixteen Year's Best collections. She is the former editor of prestigious Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Before that, she and Dean Wesley Smith, started and ran Pulphouse Publishing, a science fiction and mystery press in Eugene. She lives and works on the Oregon Coast.

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paulsynth, September 21, 2011 (view all comments by paulsynth)
This is a novel about a set-in-her-ways loner woman called Boss. She dives wrecks in space as if it was an underwater dive with the same precautions and management systems. Then she finds an ancient ship where it is impossible for it to be found.

I appreciate the point of view of the diver as well as the strong female protaganist. Having daughters I am glad to see that aspect of a woman. I am not a diver but I definitely get a feel for what diving could be like in real life without feeling preached to about it.

I thoroughly enjoy the future universe created in this book and the method it is rolled out. Rusch's characters are developed in a minimalistic progression which keeps me reading. It is a great plot and an ingenious idea of transfering the experience of diving wrecks on earth in the water to diving wrecks in space for the same reasons; profit, adventure and fun.

I have recently become a fan of Rusch's work and have been reading her works. The sequel to this is just as good and The Retrieval Artist series is even better.
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john.ottinger, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by john.ottinger)
Like the protagonist, the novel is no-nonsense, eventful, occasionally mysterious narrative that contains all the best dialogue of a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, the adventure of an Indiana Jones movie, and the philosophical and scientific chops of Isaac Asimov himself.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781591027867
Author:
Rusch, Kristine Kathryn
Publisher:
Pyr
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Space Opera
Subject:
Science / Space Opera
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
269
Dimensions:
8.90x6.04x.78 in. .89 lbs.

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Product details 269 pages Pyr - English 9781591027867 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Rusch (the Retrieval Artist series) delivers a page-turning space adventure while contemplating the ethics of scientists and governments working together on future tech. Boss is a middle-aged loner who searches ancient spacecraft for historical data. Driven by the memory of her mother being lured to a mysterious station called the Room of Souls, Boss believes humanity is haunted by old science, the kind that could kill us because we don't understand it. As Boss carefully builds a crew of spacers who are mostly loners with secrets, their notions about old and new tech, and about each other, must be re-evaluated as they first dive a 5,000-year-old ship for clues and then head for the Room. Rusch's spare prose sometimes flattens the characters, but admirably suits both the adventure and the deep moral questions she raises." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Rusch possesses a quiet, elegant prose style, even when telling a story that relies on hard science and powerful action. The voice of her narrator is thoughtful and compelling"
"Review" by , "The endlessly enjoyable terror of dark, alien, empty spaces brimming with unknowable danger and impenetrable mystery should keep fans of the genre hooked."
"Review" by , "Rusch takes the dangers inherent in deep sea diving and memorably puts them into the deep dark vacuum of space.
"Synopsis" by , Boss loves to drive derelict spacecraft found adrift in the blackness between the stars. Then one day, she finds the claim of a lifetime. But some secrets are best kept hidden, and the past won't give up its treasures without exacting a price in blood.
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