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Strangers at the Room of Lost Souls: A Diving Universe Novella

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Starbase Kappa. The Room of Lost Souls. An abandoned space station with different names but one certainty: People die there. Still, a soldier can’t argue with orders, no matter how bad a place’s reputation. Enterran Empire Operations Commander Elissa Trekov’s most famous relative died there, so she thinks she knows the Room better than the rest of her team. But when strangers turn up on the so-called abandoned station—strangers who seem to know a lot more about its function than they pretend—she realizes the Room’s legendary history only scratches the surface of the dangers lurking within.

The latest entry in Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s popular Diving series, Strangers at the Room of Lost Souls will appear in a different form in the novel Skirmishes, which will premiere in September 2013.

“Rusch’s handling of the mystery and adventure is stellar, and the whole tale proves quite entertaining.”
—Booklist Online on Diving into the Wreck

“Diving into the Wreck is highly recommended reading for anyone who enjoys space adventure stories, superb characterization, and tight plotting.”
—Grasping For The

International bestselling writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch has won two Hugo awards, a World Fantasy Award, and six Asimov’s Readers Choice Awards. For more information about her work, please go to For more information about the Diving universe, to which this story belongs, go to

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