Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Biography

New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes in almost every genre. Generally, she uses her real name (Rusch) for most of her writing. Under that name, she publishes bestselling science fiction and fantasy, award-winning mysteries, acclaimed mainstream fiction, controversial nonfiction, and the occasional romance. Her novels have made bestseller lists around the world and her short fiction has appeared in eighteen best of the year collections. She has won more than twenty-five awards for her fiction, including the Hugo, Le Prix Imaginales, the Asimov’s Readers Choice award, and the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Choice Award.
Publications from The Chicago Tribune to Booklist have included her Kris Nelscott mystery novels in their top-ten-best mystery novels of the year. The Nelscott books have received nominations for almost every award in the mystery field, including the best novel Edgar Award, and the Shamus Award.
She writes goofy romance novels as award-winner Kristine Grayson and futuristic sf as Kris DeLake.
She also edits. Beginning with work at the innovative publishing company, Pulphouse, followed by her award-winning tenure at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, she took fifteen years off before returning to editing with the original anthology series Fiction River, published by WMG Publishing. She acts as series editor with her husband, writer Dean Wesley Smith, and edits some of the volumes, as well.
To keep up with everything she does, go to kriswrites.com and sign up for her newsletter. To track her many pen names and series, see their individual websites (krisnelscott.com, kristinegrayson.com, retrievalartist.com, divingintothewreck.com). She lives and occasionally sleeps in Oregon.

Where to find Kristine Kathryn Rusch online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Black Queen: The Sixth Book of The Fey
Series: The Fey, Book 6. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 132,920. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
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FIFTEEN YEARS OF PEACE-SHATTERED BY A SMALL VOICE Peace marks Queen Arianna's rule of the Fey Empire. Until a war begins inside her. A mysterious presence tries to take over her mind-one of the most magical and powerful brains in all of Blue Isle. The only person who can help her? Her brother Gift, the legitimate heir to the Fey Empire.
Parking Space Vigilantes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Stacy calls herself a Parking Space Vigilante. As a member of the city’s program to ticket able-bodied drivers who park in handicapped spaces, Stacy believes she’s protecting her small corner of the world from the insensitive, the stupid, and the just plain ignorant. But she’s acquired a nemesis. Stacy will stop him…if he doesn’t stop her first.
Killer Advice
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 22,180. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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The spaceship arrives at Vaadum Resort and Casino on fire, with some passengers already dead. Vaadum, the kind of place vacationers go by accident, has room for the survivors. Only someone has started picking them off too. Can they catch the killer before he kills them all? Killer Advice chronicles an adventure in the life of Misha, the hero of a novel Rusch wrote under the pen name Kris DeLake.
Clay Feet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,690. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
After a decade of trying to get a statue of Mercury for her museum’s antiquities department, Harper finally succeeds. But then the statue arrives—broken—and a spectacular forgery. Her boss—impressed—calls the statue the ultimate forgery. Harper wonders if she, too, should appreciate the forgery—until the statue starts talking.
Elvis at the White House
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Psychic investigator Chelsea LaFronde’s secret vice? The handsome young Elvis of the 1968 comeback special—Chelsea’s idea of a Real Man. So when a handsome Elvis impersonator—the young Elvis, not the old, fat Elvis—shows up at her door talking about a murder, she listens. Even though the impersonator tells her that Elvis knows whodunnit. Chelsea will deal with a bit of crazy, for Elvis.
Crunchers, Inc.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Edith works for Number Crunchers Incorporated. Her job? Determine the monetary worth of each human being. But her corporation faces a nemesis—the EISHies. The ridiculously sentimental organization sabotages Crunchers, Inc. Edith must figure out how and what to do about it, without succumbing to the EISHies’ subversive message: Everyone Is Someone’s Hero.
Dispatches from the Front: Number Sixty-One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,140. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
War correspondents and soldiers have one thing in common: they only see pieces of the war—even a magical war. Everything rests on a single magical weapon, dispatched by Pixie Air, watched by one war correspondent. For the first time, she finds herself on the battlefront, hoping that her people succeed.
Love and Justice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,160. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The Princess—once named Cinder Ella—murdered. The Prince missing. The King demanding justice. Only the sheriff knows that justice means destroying the kingdom. Can he do it? Can he convince the King to go along? With complete bonus story, “Dispatches from the Front: Number Sixty-one.
Fit to Print
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,630. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When veteran New York Times reporter Frank Butler vacations at his grandmother’s old house in Bonner Bay, Oregon, he ignores the town’s strange goings-on. The locals usually appreciate his discretion. Except this year, when everyone has an opinion about the new strangers in town, and no one agrees. Not even Frank, who might have to give up some journalistic integrity to save his favorite town.
Something Blue
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
For Amelia’s second marriage, Gram gives her a visit to a wedding counselor. Not a marriage counselor, but someone who will advise how to achieve a perfect marriage through the perfect ceremony. Superstitious nonsense, Amelia thinks, but she doesn’t want to offend Gram. But soon Amelia realizes what the perfect wedding means—and why Gram wants her to have one.
Canopy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
He expected a joyous wedding on Christmas Eve. But when the justice of the peace arrives, he finds a pregnant bride, no congratulatory family, and reluctant witnesses. What joy can the future hold for this young couple? Unless they can find someone, an unexpected someone, someone who understands.
The Beautiful, The Damned
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The second Nick Carraway in a family where the name has a certain mystique finds himself in New York, just like his grandfather before him. He quickly learns that the go-go 1980s have a lot in common with the hard-partying 1920s, including a mysterious man in a nearby mansion. But this man has a secret that not even Gatsby would have comprehended. A dark secret. An immortal secret. With fangs...
Remodeling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,680. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Ada’s neighbor bangs on her door one morning, she assumes he’s mad at her husband, again. Rick’s sensitivity to neighborhood noise has driven them from home to home searching for an escape, for a peaceful life. But once again, her husband’s intolerance for their neighbors shatters any chance for peace. How far will he go to teach his loud neighbors a lesson? And how many lives will change?
Watching the Music Dance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Suze loves her music. She hides in it when her parents fight. But when the fights end in divorce, the divorce brings an end to the music—obtained illegally by Suze’s mother. Now Nils, Suze’s father, must quickly find a way to save his daughter’s music—and her sanity—without breaking the law.
Worlds Enough...and Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
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Whenever things get rough, Roxanne escapes to other worlds. She possesses a talent that skips generations, a talent that no one else believes exists. Except her granddaughter Marissa, who exhibits the same talent. Marissa, who can open windows to other worlds. Roxanne wants to train Marissa to live with her talent, but the rest of the family wants to stop her.
Thorns
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,500. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Shelton believes flowers save people, so he’s appalled when Ruth-Anne Grant demands he remove her name from his floral delivery list. The roses he spent his morning crafting came from her stalker. Shelton, embarrassed and frightened for her, gives her the stalker’s name, thinking his involvement will end there. Only it doesn’t. The police show up looking for his help to catch a murderer.
Present
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Mason Evers’ thirtieth birthday depresses him, so his wife Roxy decides to give him a present he will never forget. Only the present malfunctions. Should Mason and Roxy fix the present? Or should they simply enjoy it? “A joy of clarity and lyricism. She is a new breed of writer: a Renaissance woman.” —Charles de Lint, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
The Japanese Sword
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Wedding photos capture a lot of things they shouldn’t. Including Susan’s husband Russell necking with one of his colleagues. Susan goes ahead with her plans for Russell’s birthday, plans that include a Japanese sword he’s always wanted. Only this sword possesses something extra—a talent for revenge.
Forest for the Trees
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,290. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Centuries ago, a tsunami hit the Oregon Coast, destroying miles of coastline. When beach erosion reveals the stumps of a dead forest from that disaster, Anne and Louisa cut school to see the trees. But they freak Louisa out. She sees faces trapped inside the wood—and she believes she has the magic to free them.
The Secrets of Success: A Freelancer's Survival Guide Short Book
Series: Freelancer's Survival Guide. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,450. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal success, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
Once you’ve become successful, you never have to work again—or so many people believe. But becoming a success is just the start. Staying a success is the hard part. This short book will help you both become a success and remain one. International bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch will show you the secrets to success that will change your life.
Turbulence
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Every frequent flyer shares a nightmare—trapped inside a plane in trouble. The key? Don’t think about it. Until you sit next to the wrong woman on the wrong flight on the wrong day…
Physical Therapy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
After a particularly brutal attack, Sydne needs physical therapy for her knee. The therapists try a new technique that involves repairing not only the damaged muscles, but the damaged emotions as well. Sydne hates the procedure. She hates the therapists more… Includes bonus story, "Turbulence." “Like early Ray Bradbury, Rusch has the ability to switch on a universal dark.” —the London Times
Burial Detail
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The battle ended ten months ago, the war ended two weeks ago, and still the battleground remains a dangerous place—at least for one man. A man who sees everything, and can say nothing. A man no one else notices. A man who must bury the dead in order to remain among the living. “Like early Ray Bradbury, Rusch has the ability to switch on a universal dark.” —the Times (London)
Valuables
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
For his entire life, Willard Harrison envied Mrs. Rose Grenlauer, but never more than now. Willard lost his arm, his wife, and everything he owned to the Yankees. Now the Yankees hold Memphis, and he can’t do anything. Except think of Mrs. Rose Grenlauer, who escaped with her valuables into the wilds of Tennessee. Willard wants her valuables. Willard wants her life. And he means to get both.
Good Genes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Dr. Wyatt calls Ro and Gil into his office, they fear the worst for their baby. But Dr. Wyatt thinks he has good news. Ro knows better. This news means choices that could change their future—choices Ro and Gil never wanted to make for their child.
Results
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Percentages. Chances. Opportunities. Before Bryan marries Jess, he needs to know what kind of children they’ll have. Fortunately, tests exist for that. The results have arrived, and now they must choose: babies, percentages, or each other?
Elegy for Piano and Three Voices
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When Alzheimer’s takes Stacey’s mother, Stacey gives up everything—her career, her music—to take care of her. Until one lonely night, when caretaking becomes too much, Stacy sits at the piano and plays Bach. She hopes to escape into the comfort of classical music. But what she discovers in the music—about her mother, her family, herself—proves far more enlightening than she ever imagined.
Star
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
On the night Anna’s boyfriend tried to kill her, Anna’s badly injured cat Star disappeared. Now, half a continent away, Anna’s neighbor tells her about a white cat with unusual markings haunting the neighborhood. Do cats have ghosts? Or has Star herself somehow made her own incredible journey across the country to be with the only person she’s ever loved?
Death on D Street
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
D Street—the closest thing Hope’s Pass has to a red light district. Three whorehouses and a few independents to service the miners. When someone murders a prostitute, Will, the mayor, must fill in for the drunken sheriff and investigate the crime. Only the crime has deep roots—roots that will touch Will’s entire family and make him question everything he has ever known.
Songbirds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,590. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Prince Tadeo has his heart set on a Songbird for the coronation. He sends Reynaldo, the best magic hunter in the business, after it. Once upon a time, Songbirds served the king. Now Reynaldo must convince one Songbird to return. Just one. Or he will use devastating magic to make sure she never sings from her heart again.
The Observer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
They send the best and brightest to war, then observe them when the soldiers return. Only someone else observes, too—someone closer to the soldier, someone quite surprising…
Cat Nap
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,090. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Triwell doesn’t adopt strays. He feels like a stray himself, a man who has lost everything even though he has a house and an antiquarian bookstore in Seavy Village on the Oregon Coast. But the cat adopted him. And she proves a mystery. A mystery who lives with him. A mystery he will solve one summer in a surprising—and deadly—way.
Facade
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 86,860. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Thomas’s estranged daughter Heather died on the Oregon Coast. Thomas returns there, not to solve his daughter’s murder, but to see if he can live with himself and his past. Only someone leaves mysterious notes and birds die on his porch. Something strange lurks in the shadows. When more people die, Thomas realizes he alone can solve the crisis, if he only dares…
Victory: The Fifth Book of The Fey
Series: The Fey, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 179,940. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
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An Ancient weapon. A new source of power. One splintered family. Will it destroy the world? Or Save it? In the Cliffs of Blood, Blue Isle’s royal family has discovered a secret so powerful that it might destroy the Black King of the Fey. But the Black King’s power comes from the same source as the powers of his great-grandchildren. And they’re trying to defeat him.
Surviving the Transition: How Writers Can Thrive in the New World of Publishing
Series: WMG Writer's Guide. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,060. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
Most writers run their careers the same way they did in the 1990s. But publishing has changed so much since then that any writer who works on the old model will no longer make a living. In this short book, international bestselling writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch shows you how to think about the new world of publishing. She gives you a blueprint for survival
Red Letter Day
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Graduation Day at Barack Obama High School. The day the Red Letters arrive, the day that students get a glimpse into their own future. But a handful never get a letter and no one knows why. One teacher has an idea though, a teacher who never got a Red Letter herself, a teacher who will finally have answers before the day is out.
E-Male
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,360. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Gavin spends his morning reading the email of his ex-girlfriend, Stella. Thanks to a restraining order, he can’t approach her. So, the email has to do. Until it stops. Until Stella disappears from the world. Gavin thinks he knows what happened to her, but how can he help her? Should he risk everything, including his freedom, for the woman who accused him of stalking?
The Karnikov Card: A Spade/Paladin Conundrum
Series: Spade/Paladin Conundrums. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,920. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Secret Master of Fandom and Private Detective Spade faces an impossible mission: He must save Celebcon Five from itself. The convention that’s trying to out Comic-con Comic-con has decided to make Dmitri Karnikov its guest of honor. Then Spade’s mysterious friend Paladin reveals the secret to Karnikov’s attendance, and Spade must act to stop a horrid crime.
Spirit Guides
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Kincaid always shows up at a crime scene before the crime happens. Except at the Burger Joint. He got stuck in Los Angeles traffic and arrived just after the shooting ended. Now he must deal with carnage, carnage he couldn’t prevent—carnage he’s never been able to prevent. The carnage takes him to the end of his singular talent, and face-to-face with his future.
Becalmed: A Diving Universe Novella
Series: Diving Universe ยท The Diving Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,510. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
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Mae, chief linguist on the Ivoire, heads a diplomatic mission to Ukhanda. Her handling of relations with the Quurzod lead to a battle that causes the Ivoire’s anacapa drive to malfunction, stranding the ship in foldspace. Mae can’t remember what she did wrong. If she doesn’t recall it, she won’t be able to prevent another disaster.
Bring Me the Head of Anne Boleyn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Before her twenty-fifth year, she bore the titles of princess and prisoner, royal daughter and daughter of a traitor. Now, Elizabeth Tudor rules England as its queen and, in her private moments, cannot quite believe she survived. To figure out how to rule, she first needs to reclaim her past, and to do that, she must find the last thing her mother gave her—a ruby ring in the shape of a falcon.
The Resistance: The Fourth Book of The Fey
Series: The Fey, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 163,270. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
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A RUTHLESS WARRIOR. A BRILLIANT TACTICIAN. ONE FAMILY. OPPOSITE SIDES. The Black King of the Fey, Rugad, has conquered Blue Isle's capitol city. He thinks he's conquered the Isle itself, even though he can't find its royal family. That family has retreated to the mountains. Exhausted but undefeated, they will regroup and attack again, this time with a new weapon, one that can change everything.
The Rival: The Third Book of The Fey
Series: The Fey, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 168,550. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A LAND SCARRED BY WAR FACES A CONQUEROR WITHOUT MERCY. The Fey have conquered half the world with their great skills—not just at combat and with powerful magicks. The Fey have another weapon, a greater weapon: Patience. Twenty years after their first invasion, the Fey try again to conquer Blue Isle.
Christopher's Crummy Christmas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Eleven-year-old Christopher always spends Christmas alone. This year, he’s going to change that. This year, he’s going to make his parents stay home. Everyone tells him he’ll ruin Christmas, but he doesn’t care. He wants a good Christmas, and he’ll do anything to get it. Includes the complete bonus story, "Boz."
The Last Christmas Letter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,120. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
“Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s eerie and slow-starting ‘The Last Christmas Letter’ decisively delivers the Twilight Zone’s trademark out-of-this-world wonder…exceptional, with vivid characters and some mind-bending narrative moments.” Publishers Weekly
Duplicate Effort: A Retrieval Artist Novel
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe, Book 7. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 96,320. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
“If there’s any such thing as a sci-fi CSI, the Retrieval Artist novels set the tone.” The Edge Boston. Flint can no longer take on the entire universe. He violated the rules of his Retrieval Artist mentor and now has a lot to lose. But he can’t reverse the events he set in motion—and the crisis he caused might destroy everything—and everyone—he loves.
Recovery Man: A Retrieval Artist Novel
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe, Book 6. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 88,520. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
“This high-tech detective story, part of the Retrieval Artist series, has hard science fiction, a complex whodunit and a fascinating look at alien bureaucracy. All the elements for an entertaining story are here: well-drawn, believable characters with frailties and flaws, credible scientific theory, and authentic-feeling settings.” RT Book Reviews
Anniversary Day: A Retrieval Artist Novel
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe, Book 8. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 89,460. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Book 1 of the Anniversary Day Saga. Four years ago, a bomb destroyed part of the dome protecting Armstrong, the largest city on the Moon. Now, as the city celebrates its survival with an event it calls Anniversary Day, a larger threat looms—one that begins with the murder of the mayor, and spreads across the Moon itself.
Paloma: A Retrieval Artist Novel
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,480. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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“Rusch does a superb job of making the Retrieval Artist books work as fully satisfying standalone mysteries and as installments in a gripping saga full of love, loss, grief, hope, adventure, and discovery. It is also some of the best science fiction ever written.” New York Times bestselling author Orson Scott Card
Models
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,310. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Kendall Dee disappears on her first day as a professional hairdresser at a New York Fashion Week runway show. When she turns up murdered, her friend Corry Lindstrom decides to find out what happened. Because Corry, a professional fashion photographer, got Kendall the job in the first place. A job that put Kendall in a kind of danger no one expected.

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