City of Ruins

Kristine Kathryn Rusch

303 pp • ISBN: 978-1-61614-369-5
Trade Paperback (6" x 9") • $17
May 2011
Cover Illustration: ©Dave Seeley

Boss, a loner, loved to dive into 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 that 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.


"The pacing is perfect... and leaves readers looking for more."
—M & C

"I won't lie, this is precisely the kind of book for me.... This is space adventure done right and I can't wait for more."
—King of the Nerds

"Rusch pulls it all off very well, with strong psychological insights into
both Boss and those around her."