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The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley

The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley
4.5

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the book. When you understand what the world is, you have two choices: Become a part of that world and perpetuate that system forever and ever, unto the next generation. Or fight it, and break it, and build something new. […]

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The Diversity of Today’s Cutting Edge Sci-Fi

The Diversity of Today’s Cutting Edge Sci-Fi 

When we talk about science fiction we divide it up. It’s too big for a single shelf, we have to break it into subgenres and swallow it in pieces. There’s hard sci-fi, which typically deals with complicated scientific concepts. I usually call this technical sci-fi, since it’s often predicated on the idea that the science […]

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The Cake is a Lie: Why Winning Isn’t Always a Happy Ending

The Cake is a Lie: Why Winning Isn’t Always a Happy Ending 

Sometimes I suspect I’m not truly American, because I harbor a dark secret. Unlike most of my countryfolk, I don’t much care for the neat, syrupy, happy ending. It just doesn’t do it for me. Oh, sure, we all need some escapism. Life can be awful, and in reality every life is a tragedy because […]

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Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley

Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley
4

Last year, in my review of Kameron Hurley’s THE MIRROR EMPIRE, I called that book different, difficult, wildly inventive, risky, and provocative. EMPIRE ASCENDANT levels up on all counts. In classic book two fashion, EMPIRE ASCENDANT introduces new threads, existing threads are twisted, earlier actions have consequences, and the bad guys are on the march. […]

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Giveaway – The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley

Giveaway – The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley 

In December, our book club will be reading The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley. There has been a lot of buzz about The Mirror Empire this year and I have to confess, I was already extremely excited about the choice because it’s one of my favorite reads of 2014. It also lends its self quite […]

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The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley

The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley
4

The Mirror Empire is not an easy read. It’s not a fluffy piece of forgettable fiction you casually pick up in the airport before a long flight. It’s a challenging book—not only challenging to fantasy readers, but also a challenge to the genre. Nevertheless, it is a fun, bold, and exciting read. Ultimately, I think […]

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Kameron Hurley Interview

Kameron Hurley Interview 

I conducted this interview before the Hugo Awards ceremony. Back then, Kameron Hurley was “merely” a Hugo-nominated author. Now, she is a multiple-Hugo winning author! So congratulations are definitely in order as well as a big thank you for making time during the hectic publication period. In this interview, we talk about her upcoming book […]

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2014 Hugo Award Winners

2014 Hugo Award Winners 

The winners of the 2014 Hugo Awards were presented today in a ceremony at the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, Loncon 3, in London. Hosts Geoff Ryman and Justina Robson presented the Hugo trophies, with bases designed by Joy Alyssa Day, to this year’s winners. And the 2014 Hugo Award winners are: Best Novel Ancillary […]

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Details on Kameron Hurley’s next book…

If you keep up-to-date with the various awards and discussion that revolve around the forefront of fantasy and science-fiction literature, it would be hard for you not to have at very least heard of ‘Kameron Hurley’. In a genre where ‘strong women’ have – in the past at least – been rarely more than the genre […]

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Worldbuilding: It’s More Than a Pretty Map

Worldbuilding: It’s More Than a Pretty Map 

I know authors (and readers!) who hate fantasy worldbuilding. They hate it with a fiery passion. They even go so far as to hand wave whole settings, writing books that feel more like a screenplay – all dialogue and fight scenes – and less like fantasy novels. I’d argue that secondary world fantasy writers in […]

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God’s War by Kameron Hurley

God’s War by Kameron Hurley
3.5

“Nyx sold her womb somewhere between Punjai and Faleen, on the edge of the desert.” As opening lines go, they don’t come much better. It sets the book’s grim tone, establishes the level of desperation within Nyx, the main character (she certainly can’t be called a hero) and shows her absolute ruthlessness in doing what […]

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