City of Ruins (Diving Universe #2)
As Boss searches for the answer to the mystery of death holes, she will uncover the answer to her Dignity Vessel quest as welland one more thing, something so important that it will change her lifeand the universeforever.
Boss and the rest of her crew (new faces and old) are actually planet bound for this book. They're excavating some ruins that one on Boss's team thinks contains stealth technology....more
A few years after Boss (and now it's established that this isn't her name, but a title) and her team discover stealth tech, she's established an organization dedicated to finding Dignity Vessels and securing them so the Empire (which is trying t...more
There are strong similarities betwe...more
Whenever I read a book like Kristine Kathryn Rusch's City of Ruins, the latest release from our pals at Pyr, I can't help but to think of that endless roster of thirty- and fortysomething nerds who have cranked out livings over the last couple of decades as writers on weekend genre television shows, stuff...more
City of Ruins adds a new perspective and alternates more-or-less evenly between Boss and Captain Cooper of the Dignity Vessel Ivoire. This is pleasantly disconcerting, at first, because it's unclear...more
The character known only as "Boss" returns, this time exploring a possible site of stealth technology buried beneath the surface of a planet. She continues to be cautious, deliberate, and methodical in her procedures, which may make the beginning seem a little slow. This is space exploration like NASA, not Buck Rogers. Boss has an expanded team of a few old colleagues and many new specialists to manage...more
I liked this sequel much more than the first book. Too much time was spent setting things up (perhaps because I read the first book). Went a little long before things started really happening. But once it started moving, it just kept going.
It would have been nice to spe...more
I liked Diving into the Wreck well enough, but it is surpassed in every way by City of Ruins. I flew through the book in a single afternoon, aided by the author's clean and clipped prose. Not a word is wasted on excess detail an...more
In City of Ruins, the...more
The plot still focuses on an attempt to recover stealth technology, but this time on a planet instead of in deep space. It also adds a good new main character who is pleasantly complementary to Boss, and the possibility of a fully functional ancient ship with stealth te...more
Intriguing premise and good stand alone adventure that just begs for additional adventures. Enjoyed the twists on time/space continuity and really curious to know more. Oddly, my favorite detail was the difference on bone structure and weight that showed the impact of gravity on humans, which really made it feel like a complete world with its own rules in a way a mere hovercraft or spaceship didn't.
However, I have to say I'm starting to get annoyed by Boss (she-of-no-real-name) and would probably be reluctant to get a third book in the series despite the interesting ending t...more
The cover of course continues the long-standing sci-fi tradition of not reflecting the story at all.
Looking forward to the next book.
Her awards range from the Ellery Queen Readers Choice Aw...more