Searching for the Fleet: A Diving Novel (The Diving Series) Paperback – September 18, 2018
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- Publisher : WMG Publishing (September 18, 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 426 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1561460354
- ISBN-13 : 978-1561460359
- Item Weight : 1.37 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.07 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #593,188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The last several books have been building up to this, as we saw more of how life in the Fleet (that is, during Coop's time there) really was.
And this book does not disappoint!
Coop and his crew were shocked (yes, this is an understatement) when Boss and her people accidentally did something that grabbed their anacapa drive and brought Ivoire in to the Sector Base where Boss and her crew were working.
Not shocked to return to base, of course, but beyond shocked to learn that their entire world (not to mention friends and loved ones) was five thousand years gone.
Six years later, Coop had started to make his life over and make a place for himself in Boss' Lost Souls corporation world, if not yet make peace with the notion that his former life was gone forever.
Some people will only read standalone books. I, however, enjoy series books. And this book is one reason why.
Highly recommended for all longtime Diving Universe fans (yes, you can start with this book but it will mean MUCH more if you had read the previous six books first)!
But consider the effect on people who must adjust to politics and standards of living of a foreign civilization: BAM! 'Howya doin? We're spacers from the Nine Planets Alliance! Want to Join?'
Coop is a man who has been called 'Tightass' by a previous Captain:
'“So I monitor captain candidates. I wash out the ones who would strand their crews in foldspace because the rules are too important.” She was staring at him.
“And that’s what you think I am,” he said.
“Hell, no,” she said. “You could be, if you don’t fix that ass of yours. But you’re also bright, and you’ll listen. You know how to conquer your fear—don’t think I didn’t see it in your face this afternoon—and get the job done. And you only question your assumptions when it’s worthwhile to do so, not in the middle of the work.”
He sat stiffly.
“Which makes you,” she said, “the first captain candidate in eight years that I didn’t send back for more training, keep on this ship in a different capacity, or wash out entirely.
Rusch, Kristine Kathryn. Searching for the Fleet: A Diving Novel (Diving Series Book 7) (pp. 123-124). WMG Publishing Inc.. Kindle Edition.
Rusch misleads readers- it did not happen because of Coop. It was battle damage. The book examines the time-travelers as they battle dissociative disorders. Characterization- 5 stars; imagery & writing- 4 stars; plot & pacing- 3 stars.
A clunky book with parts in different times. Boss does not appear anywhere in book. It is mostly a character study of Coop and Yash the captain and head engineer from the ship from the past. Much dull technical discussion in one section and a unconvincing plot about finding the Fleet in the present. Covers ground previously see in a slightly different way. It does produce a new potential enemy. We will have to see if it goes anywhere.
I recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who loves good science fiction!
More mysteries from the past are introduced and the novel’s conclusion introduces more questions than answers but it was still a very satisfying read.
My only comment to the author: write faster!