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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Diving the Wreck – Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Kristine Rusch  has written romance, sci-fi, mystery and crime novels, but reading Diving the Wreck you’d never know, it’s a straight up sci-fi novel and it’s done very well.

Our protagonist is Boss, a loner spaceship captain who dives wrecked spaceships she finds in the depths of space.  These wrecks are here livelihood, as she can bring tourists on dives of wrecks that she deems safe enough, but she’s also a historian, who dives wrecks for the love of the history associated with them.

Then she finds an derelict ship, incredibly old and originating from Earth, but in a sector of space it should never have been able to reach.  The ship is a mystery that could hold incredible riches, incredible danger, or both.

Diving the Wreck reads like a small story in a large universe.  Rusch concentrates on the details of Boss’s life and story.  She is a believable and compelling character and the mystery of the ship and how Boss decides to deal with it made this a very quick and easy book to read.

Michael L.

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