Tag: Retrieval Artist

The Retrieval Artist

The Retrieval Artist by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Analog, June 2000) A significant novella that establishes Rusch’s concept of human corporations sponsoring disappearances so as to circumvent the strange requirements of alien justice. Though paving the way for a successful series of books, this first story indulges in an awful lot of telling.    

Recovery Man

Recovery Man by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Penguin, 2007) While surprisingly little happens in this Retrieval Artist novel, Rusch is as readable as ever and the narrative to and fro spawns an immersive understanding of her near-Earth SF future – a potpourri of corporate frontier settlement, digital advancement and edgy alien multiculturalism.