Review: Boneyards by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Boneyards by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Boneyards by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Boneyards (Diving Universe #3)
Krisitne Kathryn Rusch
Pyr, 2012

Warning! Spoilers from City of Ruins are contained in the review below! You’ve been warned!

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Review: City of Ruins by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

City of Ruins by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
City of Ruins by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

City of Ruins
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Pyr, 2011
So, as you may or may be aware I was rather a large fan of Diving Into the Wreck. I have a bit of a thing for derelict space ships so it is no small surprise that a sci-fi tale about a character whose job is diving abandoned ships would appeal to me. As it turns out, generally speaking any story that in some way involves Exploration of the Unknown is one that will have my rapt attention. This is a good thing when it comes to City of Ruinswhich, as you might have guessed by the title, trades in the abandoned space ships for something a bit more sedentary.

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Review: Diving Into the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Diving in the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Diving in the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Diving Into the Wreck
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Pyr, 2009

I won’t lie, this is precisely the kind of book for me.  I love derelict spaceships.  It also so happens I love science fiction that incorporates both historical and mysterious elements.  The discovery of ancient alien civilizations, the uncovering of here-to-fore unknown knowledge, and the recovery of lost technological wonders are all elements of story that I get consistently excited about.  In a sense Diving Into the Wreck manages to cover all those bases (well, the “alien” bit requires a bit of sideways thinking) with a certain deft aplomb and brevity that is at once immanently readable and, unfortunately, occasionally disappointing.

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