Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Kristine Kathryn Rusch (born June 4, 1960[1]) is an American writer and editor. She writes under various pseudonyms in multiple genres, including science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, and mainstream.

Rusch won the Hugo Award for Best Novelette in 2001 for her story "Millennium Babies" and the 2003 Endeavour Award for The Disappeared 2002. Her story "Recovering Apollo 8" won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History (short form) in 2008. Her novel The Enemy Within won the Sidewise (long form) in 2015.[2] She is married to fellow writer Dean Wesley Smith; they have collaborated on several works.

She edited The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction for six years, from mid-1991 through mid-1997, winning one Hugo Award as Best Professional Editor. Rusch and Smith operated Pulphouse Publishing for many years and edited the original (hardback) incarnation of Pulphouse Magazine; they won a World Fantasy Award in 1989.


The Diving Universe


  • Diving into the Wreck, Pyr Books, 2009
  • City of Ruins, Pyr Books, 2011
  • Boneyards, Pyr Books, January 2012
  • Skirmishes, WMG Publishing, September 2013
  • The Falls, WMG Publishing 2016
  • The Runabout, Asimov's cover story April/May 2017, WMG Publishing 2017


  • Diving into The Wreck, Asimov's cover story, December 2005
  • Room of Lost Souls, Asimov's cover story, April/May 2008
  • The Spires of Denon, Asimov's cover story, April/May 2009
  • Becoming One With The Ghosts, Asimov's, October/November 2010
  • Becalmed, Asimov's, April/May 2011
  • Stealth, Asimov's, October/November 2011
  • Strangers at the Room of Lost Souls, WMG Publishing, 2013
  • Dix, Asimov's cover story March/April 2018
  • Joyride, Asimov's, November/December 2018

The Fey Universe

The Fey

Black Throne

  • Vol. 1: The Black Queen, 1999
  • Vol. 2: The Black King, 2000

Retrieval Artist

  • Vol. 1: The Disappeared, 2002
  • Vol. 2: Extremes, 2003
  • Vol. 3: Consequences, 2004
  • Vol. 4: Buried Deep, 2005
  • Vol. 5: Paloma, 2006
  • Vol. 6: Recovery Man, 2007
  • Vol. 7: Duplicate Effort, 2009
  • Vol. 8: Anniversary Day: Anniversary Day Saga, Book 1, 2011
  • Vol. 9: Blowback: Anniversary Day Saga, Book 2, 2012
  • Vol. 10: A Murder of Clones: Anniversary Day Saga, Book 3, 2015
  • Vol. 11: Search & Recovery: Anniversary Day Saga, Book 4, 2015
  • Vol. 12: The Peyti Crisis: Anniversary Day Saga, Book 5, 2015 [3]
  • Vol. 13: Vigilantes: Anniversary Day Saga, Book 6 , 2015 [4]
  • Vol. 14: Starbase Human: Anniversary Day Saga, Book 7, 2015
  • Vol. 15: Masterminds: Anniversary Day Saga, Book 8, 2015

Star Wars

  • The New Rebellion, 1996

Stand-alone novels

  • The Gallery of His Dreams, 1991
  • The White Mists of Power, 1991
  • Heart Readers, 1993
  • Façade, 1993
  • Traitors, 1993
  • Alien Influences, 1994
  • Sins of the Blood, 1994
  • The Devil's Churn, 1996
  • Fantasy Life, 2003

Short fiction

  • Stained Black, 1992
  • Stories for an Enchanted Afternoon, 2001
  • Little Miracles and Other Tales, 2001
  • The Retrieval Artist and Other Stories, 2002
Title Year First published Reprinted/collected Notes
The application of hope 2013 Rusch, Kristine Kathryn (Aug 2013). "The application of hope". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37 (8): 72–106. The Diving Universe; Novella
Encounter on Starbase Kappa 2013 "Encounter on Starbase Kappa". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37 (10–11): 156–181. Oct–Nov 2013.CS1 maint: Date format (link) The Diving Universe; Novellette
The questing mind 1998 Rusch, Kristine Kathryn (May 1998). "The questing mind". F&SF. 94 (5).
Sing 1987 Rusch, Kristine Kathryn (Feb–Mar 1987). "Sing". Aboriginal Science Fiction (3): 6–7.CS1 maint: Date format (link)
Skylight 2013 Rusch, Kristine Kathryn (Jun 2013). "Skylight". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37 (6): 32–45. Novelette
Snapshots 2014 Rusch, Kristine Kathryn (May 2014). "Snapshots". Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 134 (5): 53–59.
Spirit guides 1995 Rusch, Kristine Kathryn (Jun 1995). "Spirit guides". The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. 88.
The women of Whale Rick 1999 Rusch, Kristine Kathryn (March 1999). "The women of Whale Rick". F&SF. 96 (3).
  • Rusch, Kristine Kathryn (January–February 2007). "The Taste of Miracles". Analog. 127 (1&2).CS1 maint: Date format (link)
  • Rusch, Kristine Kathryn (January–February 2009). "The Recovery Man's bargain". Analog. 129 (1&2): 134–178.CS1 maint: Date format (link)
  • Rusch, Kristine Kathryn (January–February 2010). "The Possession of Paavo Deshin". Analog. 130 (1&2): 150–179.CS1 maint: Date format (link)
  • Rusch, Kristine Kathryn (December 2010). "Watching the Music Dance". Engineering Infinity: 33–52.[6][7][8]
  • Rusch, Kristine Kathryn (Jul–Aug 2011). "Coordinated Attacks". Analog. 131 (7&8): 10–49.CS1 maint: Date format (link)
  • Rusch, Kristine Kathryn (Dec 2011). "The Impossibles". Analog. 131 (12): 68–85.
  • Rusch, Kristine Kathryn (Mar 2013). "Uncertainty". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37 (3): 10–34. Novelette.


Pseudonymous work

Works as Kris Rusch

Kristine Kathryn Rusch has written one mainstream novel as "Kris Rusch".

  • Hitler's Angel, 1998

Works as Kris Nelscott

Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes mystery novels, using the pen-name "Kris Nelscott".

  • Vol. 1: A Dangerous Road, 2000
  • Vol. 2: Smoke-Filled Rooms, 2001
  • Vol. 3: Thin Walls, 2002
  • Vol. 4: Stone Cribs, 2004
  • Vol. 5: War at Home, 2005
  • Vol. 6: Days of Rage, 2006
  • Vol. 7: Street Justice, 2015

Works as Kristine Grayson

Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes romances, under the name "Kristine Grayson".

  • Utterly Charming, 2000
  • Thoroughly Kissed, 2001
  • Completely Smitten, 2002
  • Simply Irresistible, 2003
  • Absolutely Captivated, 2004
  • Totally Spellbound, 2005
  • Wickedly Charming, 2011

Works as Sandy Schofield

Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith use the common pseudonym "Sandy Schofield" for a part of their collaborative works.

  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Big Game, 1993
  • Star Trek: Voyager: The Escape, 1995
  • Aliens: Rogue, 1995
  • Quantum Leap: The Loch Ness Leap, 1997
  • Predator: Big Game, 1999

Works as Kathryn Wesley

Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith use the common pseudonym "Kathryn Wesley" for a part of their collaborative works.

  • The 10th Kingdom, 2000
  • Aladdin, 2000
  • The Monkey King, 2001
  • Salem Witch Trials, 2003

Collaborations with Kevin J. Anderson


  • Vol. 1: Afterimage, 1992
  • Vol. 1-2: Afterimage/Aftershock, 1998

Collaborations with Jerry Oltion

Short fiction

  • Kristine Kathryn Rusch; Jerry Oltion (Oct–Nov 1997). "Deus X". F&SF. 93 (4&5).CS1 maint: Date format (link)

Collaborations with Dean Wesley Smith

The Tenth Planet

  • Vol. 1: The Tenth Planet, 1999
  • Vol. 2: The Tenth Planet: Oblivion, 2000
  • Vol. 3: The Tenth Planet: Final Assault, 2000


  • No Good Deed, 2001
  • Little Green Men, 2002

Star Trek

  • The Rings of Tautee, 1996
  • Treaty's Law, 1997
  • New Earth 5: Thin Air, 2000
  • Klingon!, 1996
  • The Soldiers of Fear, 1996
  • Vectors: Double Helix #2, 1999
  • The Mist: The Captain's Table #3, 1998
  • The Long Night, 1996
  • By the Book, 2002


  • X-Men, 2000


  • "It Is Just Good Business," L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume VII, pp. 322-329. Bridge Publications: Los Angeles. 1991.


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Sidewise: Past Winners and Finalists".
  3. ^ "Retrieval Artist Update #3". Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
  4. ^ "Retrieval Artist Update #5". Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
  5. ^ Short stories unless otherwise noted.
  6. ^ Tilton, Lois (December 7, 2010). "Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early December". Locus. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  7. ^ Seel, Nigel (April 11, 2011). "Book Review: Engineering Infinity (ed) Jonathan Strahan". Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  8. ^ Waters, Robert E. (March 8, 2011). "Engineering Infinity, edited by Jonathan Strahan". Tangent. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  • John Hickman. "Implacable Justice: Arguing Politics and Theories of Law via the Encounter with Powerful Alien Species." Extrapolation. (September 2007) 48(2): 302-313.

Further reading

  • Richard A. Lovett (Jan–Feb 2010). "Kristine Kathryn Rusch [Biolog]". Analog. Vol. 130 no. 1&2. p. 149.
  • "Rusch, Kristine Kathyrn," The Encyclopedia or Science Fiction, edtied by John Clute and Peter Nicholls, p. 1034.

External links

After Image

This is for the novel by Pierce Askegren. For other uses of the term, see Afterimage (disambiguation).

Not to be confused with other novels with similar title, including Afterimage, a novel by Helen Humphreys, or Afterimage, a novel by Kathleen George, or Afterimage, a novel by Jay Brandon, or Afterimage, a novel by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Kevin Anderson.

Afterimage is an original novel by Pierce Askegren based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It is set early in the second season of the TV show.

Anne Yvonne Gilbert

Anne Yvonne Gilbert (born 1950/1951; sometimes credited as Yvonne Gilbert), is a British artist and book illustrator. Her controversial cover design of Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 1983 single "Relax" became "one of the most famous record sleeves of all time". While much of her career since then has focused on illustrating the covers and interiors of popular books, Gilbert has also designed series of stamps produced by the Royal Mail depicting Christmas themes and Arthurian mythology. She illustrated several of the books in the popular Ologies series, among other children's books.

Dean Wesley Smith

Dean Wesley Smith is a science fiction author, known primarily for his Star Trek novels, film novelizations, and other novels of licensed properties such as Smallville, Spider-Man, X-Men, Aliens, Roswell, Men in Black, and Quantum Leap. He is also known for a number of his original novels, such as The Tenth Planet series, on which he collaborated with his wife, author Kristine Kathryn Rusch. They have also collaborated on other novels, including some of their Star Trek books.

Smith’s film novelizations include Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, The Rundown, Steel, The Core, and X-Men.

His Star Trek novels include original books in series adapted from all five of the live action television series: the original series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise. He has also written books in the Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers series, and has edited the contest anthology series, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

Smith’s stories can also be found in almost 20 different anthologies, such as Journeys to the Twilight Zone (1992), The Book of Kings (1995), and Past Lives, Present Tense. He also wrote 4 books with his wife under the name Sandy Schofield.

Rusch and Smith operated Pulphouse Publishing for many years and edited the original (hardback) incarnation of Pulphouse Magazine; they won a World Fantasy Award in 1989. In 1992, Smith was the founding publisher of Tomorrow Speculative Fiction before selling the magazine to editor Algis Budrys's UniFont.

Disappeared (disambiguation)

The term disappeared most commonly refers to the victims of forced disappearance.

Disappeared or The Disappeared may also refer to:

The Disappeared (2008 film), a British horror film

The Disappeared (2012 film), a Canadian drama film by Shandi Mitchell

Disappeared (album), an album by Spring Heel Jack

"Disappeared" (Law & Order), an episode of Law & Order

Disappeared (TV program), an American television program on Investigation Discovery

Disappeared, a 1995 play by Phyllis Nagy

The Disappeared, a 2002 novel by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

The Disappeared, a 2009 novel by Kim Echlin

The Disappeared (novel), a 2015 novel by Roger Scruton

Disappeared (Northern Ireland)

Edward L. Ferman

Edward Lewis Ferman (born March 6, 1937) was an American science fiction and fantasy editor and magazine publisher, known best as the editor of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF).

Ferman is the son of Joseph W. Ferman, the publisher and sometime editor who established F&SF in 1949. He took over as editor in 1964 when Avram Davidson could no longer practically continue, as a resident of Latin American locales with unreliable postal delivery. (Joseph Ferman was listed as editor during 1964–65, however, followed by Edward from January 1966 through June 1991.) Edward Ferman would take on the role of publisher, as well, by 1970, as his father gradually retired. He continued as editor until 1991, when he hired his replacement, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and continued as publisher of F&SF until he sold it to Gordon Van Gelder in 2000. During Ferman's tenure, many other speculative fiction magazines struggled or went out of business. His magazine, along with Analog, continued to maintain a regular schedule and to receive critical appreciation for its contents.

During 1969 and 1970, Ferman was also the editor of F&SF's sister publication Venture Science Fiction Magazine. Together, the Fermans had also edited and published the short-lived nostalgia and humor magazine P.S. and a similarly brief run of a magazine about mysticism and other proto-New Age matters, Inner Space.

Ferman won the Hugo Award for Best Professional Editor three years in a row, from 1981 through 1983. F&SF had previously won four Hugos as the best professional magazine under his editorship. At least in the last decade of his tenure, he worked from a table in the family's Connecticut house. He edited or co-edited several volumes of stories from F&SF and co-edited Final Stage with Barry N. Malzberg. It is probable that he also ghost-edited No Limits for or with Joseph Ferman, an anthology drawn from the pages of the first run of Venture.

Ferman was recognized by a special World Fantasy Award for professional work in 1979 and by the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 1998. He was inducted by the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2009.

Oi, Robot: competitions and cartoons from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (Mercury Press, 1995), edited by Ferman

Endeavour Award

The Endeavour Award, announced annually at OryCon in Portland, Oregon, is awarded to a distinguished science fiction or fantasy book written by a Pacific Northwest author or authors and published in the previous year.

Pacific Northwest is home to many of the best science fiction and fantasy writers in North America. The award is dedicated to helping these science fiction and fantasy writers to produce the best literature in the field.

Annual presentation of the Endeavour Award is in November at OryCon for books published during the previous year.

Extremes (novel)

Extremes is the second book in the Retrieval Artist series by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. The novels are situated at an unstated time in the future where humans have colonized many distant worlds. In addition, treaties with alien races allow for the extradition of humans to other worlds to stand trial. Since most of these extraspecies crimes carry a sentence of death, an industry has sprung up to hide these people. Those who vanish are called the Disappeared. Not everyone who disappears does so to hide from aliens' justice, some are hiding from human justice, others just want to escape from their past. Two professions have sprung up to find those people: Trackers and Retrieval Artists. Trackers, similar to bounty hunters, seek the disappeared and return them to justice, or to those willing to pay for them to be found again. Retrieval Artists also seek the disappeared, but instead of dragging them back to justice, are more often hired by lawyers seeking to have inheritances delivered (minus the sum it cost to find them). Frequently, retrieval artist are followed by trackers in order to find the individual being sought.

List of Clarion Writers Workshop Instructors

This is a list of past instructors in the Clarion Workshop, an annual writers' workshop for science fiction, fantasy, and speculative literature writers.

Instructors marked with an asterisk are also graduates of the Clarion or Clarion West workshops.

Saladin Ahmed

Eleanor Arnason

Steven Barnes

Christopher Barzak*

Elizabeth Bear

Michael Bishop

Terry Bisson

Holly Black

Ben Bova

Edward Bryant*

Algis Budrys

Octavia Butler*

Orson Scott Card

Suzy McKee Charnas

Ted Chiang*

Cassandra Clare

Robert Crais*

Ellen Datlow

Samuel R. Delany

Gordon Dickson

Thomas Disch

Cory Doctorow*

Gardner Dozois

Tananarive Due

Andy Duncan*

David Anthony Durham

Scott Edelman

Phyllis Eisenstein

Harlan Ellison

Carol Emshwiller

Charles Coleman Finlay

Jeffrey Ford

Karen Joy Fowler

James Frenkel

Gregory Frost*

Neil Gaiman

Lisa Goldstein

Martin Greenberg

Joe Haldeman

Elizabeth Hand

Harry Harrison

Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Nalo Hopkinson*

N.K. Jemisin

K.W. Jeter

Kij Johnson*

Gwyneth Jones

James Patrick Kelly*

John Kessel

Damon Knight

Nancy Kress

Michael Kube-McDowell

Ellen Kushner

Larissa Lai

Margo Lanagan*

Geoffrey A. Landis*

Fritz Leiber

Jonathan Lethem

Kelly Link*

Elizabeth Lynn

George R.R. Martin

Shawna McCarthy

Judith Merril

Maureen McHugh

Kim Mohan

Mary Anne Mohanraj*

James Morrow

Pat Murphy

Paul Park

Frederick Pohl

Tim Powers

Marta Randall

Kit Reed

Mike Resnick

Kim Stanley Robinson*

Spider and Jeanne Robinson

Kristine Kathryn Rusch*

Joanna Russ

Richard Russo

Geoff Ryman

John Scalzi

Lucius Shepard*

Delia Sherman

Dean Wesley Smith

Norman Spinrad

Sean Stewart

Theodore Sturgeon

Michael Swanwick

Judith Tarr

Robert Thurston*

Mary A. Turzillo*

Catherynne Valente

Gordon Van Gelder*

Ann VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer*

Joan Vinge

Howard Waldrop

Leslie What*

Kate Wilhelm

Sheila Williams

Walter Jon Williams

Connie Willis

Robin Scott Wilson

Gene Wolfe

Patricia Wrede

Glenn Wright

List of Star Trek novels

The science fiction franchise Star Trek has been adapted into published novels, novelizations, and short story collections since 1968. Three main companies have published Star Trek fiction: Bantam Books (from 1967 to 1981), Ballantine Books (from 1974 to 1978), and, since 1979, Pocket Books.

Pulphouse Publishing

Pulphouse Publishing was an American small press publisher based in Eugene, Oregon, and specializing in science fiction and fantasy. It was founded by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch in 1988. The press was active until 1996. Over that period, Pulphouse published 244 different titles.


Rusch is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Adolf Rusch (1435–1489), notable German printer and publisher

Arthur Rusch, American politician

Bob Rusch (born 1943), American jazz critic and record producer

Frank Rusch (born 1949), researcher on self-instructional strategies, coworker and natural supports, benefit-cost analysis

Glendon Rusch (born 1974), left-handed former Major League Baseball pitcher

Jerry Rusch (1943–2003), American jazz trumpeter

Kristine Kathryn Rusch (born 1960), American writer and editor

Nicholas J. Rusch (1822–1864), tutor, farmer, member of the Iowa Senate (1858–1860), the second Lieutenant Governor of Iowa (1860–1862), Iowa’s Commissioner of Immigration, and a captain in the Union Army during the American Civil War

Paul Rusch (1897–1979), lay missionary of the Anglican Church in Japan

Thomas Rusch (born 1962), German photographer living in Berlin, Hamburg and Paris

Shadow (Star Trek)

Shadow is a Star Trek: Voyager novel written by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. It is part of the Star Trek: Section 31 miniseries.

Sidewise Award for Alternate History

The Sidewise Awards for Alternate History were established in 1995 to recognize the best alternative history stories and novels of the year.

The New Rebellion

The New Rebellion is a 1996 bestselling fictional Star Wars novel written by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and published by Bantam Spectra. The novel is set thirteen years after the Battle of Endor in the Star Wars expanded universe.

The Resistance

The Resistance may refer to a resistance movement. It may also refer to:

The Resistance (Applegate novel), an Animorphs book

The Resistance (comics), a Wildstorm comic book series

The Resistance (film), a 2011 Chinese film

The Resistance (game), a party game of hidden roles

The Resistance (series), an American science fiction series

The Resistance (The Fey), a 1998 novel in The Fey Series by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

The Resistance (novel), a children's novel by Gemma Malley, published in 2008

Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance, a series of Battlestar Galactica webisodes

The Resistance (British band), a UK punk band in the 1970s

The Resistance (Swedish band), a Swedish death metal band formed in 2011

The Resistance (album), an album by British rock band Muse

"The Resistance", a song on the studio album New Surrender by the rock band Anberlin

"The Resistance", a song by Drake

The Resistance with Keith Olbermann, an online series hosted by Keith Olbermann

Thin Air

Thin Air may refer to:

Thin Air (podcast), a true-crime podcast about unsolved missing persons cases.

Thin Air (album), a 2009 album by Peter Hammill

Thin Air (company), a computer security company based in Palo Alto, California

''Thin Air'' (1978 novel), a science fiction novel by George E. Simpson and Neal R. Burger

Thin Air (1995 novel), a 1995 Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker

Thin Air, a 2000 Spenser TV film based on the novel

Thin Air (Star Trek), a Star Trek: New Earth novel by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Thin Air Community Radio (KYRS), a low-powered radio station in Spokane, Washington

Winnipeg International Writers Festival or THIN AIR, an annual literary festival

Thin Air, a story arc in the comics series The Pulse

"Thin Air", a song by Keane, a B-side of the single "Nothing in My Way"

"Thin Air", a song by Pearl Jam from Binaural

Thin Air (Star Trek)

Thin Air is a Star Trek: New Earth novel written by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

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