Originally Posted by FizzyWater
I really enjoyed Rusch's Retrieval Artist series (which is more like a mystery series set in space than a space opera), but I couldn't finish Diving into the Wreck because of the tense. If present tense doesn't bother you, I would strongly recommended Rusch in general.
Present tense doesn't bother me particularly, so long as it's done well. The Retrieval Artist series is sadly out of print, but I just checked and it appears she'll be adding it to Smashwords soon, which pleases me greatly.