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06:03 am: City of Ruins by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

This is the second book in the diving series (I hope). We see that Ivoire is trying to get away from a dangerous fleet of ships, then we see that Boss has gotten a lot of Dignity Vessels and has a fairly large staff. A number of them went to a planet named Wyr, where it's obvious that the stealth technology still is in the ground! The first ship tried to get to a station for help, and landed there, but it was much much older than it had been when they left a month before. And then a woman, with a few other people, comes to touch the ship. Yes, this is two novellas interlocked!

The story moves quickly where everybody is in danger but they don't trust each other. Even the linguists on Ivoire can't find Boss's language because it turns out that Ivoire has returned to the base five thousand years in the future than the month before. The technology they have is far beyond that in Boss's time, so when the Ivoire captain says he'll help those of Boss's staff who didn't make it off planet in time, they go. And, you know, Boss sort of slides up to him. She thinks: "Heading home with us. Heading home. With me."

I looked through Kris's website and think I may have to buy an Amazon Fire. I definitely can't afford to buy all the ones I like in paper.



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Date:November 9th, 2011 05:16 am (UTC)
It depends on whether you want a color LCD screen or a black&white eInk screen. If you really just want it for reading, you'll probably prefer eInk, which is much cheaper anyway.

Nook and Kindle both have both screen types. The decision whether to do business with Amazon or B&N is a separate issue.

The Nook SimpleTouch just dropped in price to $99. I've had the original model Nook over a year and absolutely adore it.

(You don't know me because I mostly lurk everywhere, but I've known you since rafsc eight or ten years ago.)
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Date:November 9th, 2011 09:46 pm (UTC)
Actually, I recognize your LJ name, although I don't remember where. I'll look at the Nook SimpleTouch, too. I do think Amazon is likely to last longer than B&N, although that'd be bad.
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