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Introducing new guest blogger: Kameron Hurley

Charlie's away team continue to fill in on the blog. Starting tomorrow, we have Kameron Hurley:

Kameron Hurley is an award-winning author, advertising copywriter, and online scribe. Hurley grew up in Washington State, and has lived in Fairbanks, Alaska; Durban, South Africa; and Chicago. She has degrees in historical studies from the University of Alaska and the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, specializing in the history of South African resistance movements.

Hurley is the author of God's War, Infidel, and Rapture, a science-fantasy noir series which earned her the Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer and the Kitschy Award for Best Debut Novel. She has been a finalist for the Nebula Award and the Locus Award. Her work has also been included on the Tiptree Award Honor List. Hurley's short fiction has appeared in magazines such as Lightspeed, EscapePod, and Strange Horizons, and anthologies such as The Lowest Heaven and Year's Best SF. Her fiction has been translated into Romanian, Swedish, and Russian. She is also a graduate of Clarion West.

In addition to her writing, Hurley has been a Stollee guest lecturer at Buena Vista University and taught copywriting at the School of Advertising Art. Hurley currently lives in Ohio, where she's cultivating an urban homestead. She shares articles and insights regularly at

And in case you didn't get the memo, Charlie is of the opinion that you really should try "God's War" if you want to inject some high-density, high-energy health food into your science fiction diet: it's refreshingly different and gripping, and it's published for the first time in the UK this month.



I bought God's War on Kindle straight away because all the books brought to my attention by Charlie have been most excellent. I particularly enjoyed Ian Tregillis' trilogy and Harry Connolly's series.


It says 'ere, the "Fantastic Fiction" web-site - recommended for finding out published SF authors & books ... that all 3 ( i.e. "Infidel" & "Rapture" as well ) have been published - just not here.

J Tiptree Jn meets A Colder War or something ??


Sorry, I was asleep there ... I forgot to say ... "Joanna Russ" .. ?? Any similarity, I wonder?


And while we're here, congratulations to KH for this news.

To quote:

Angry Robot Signs Award-Winning Author Kameron Hurley in Two-Book Deal Angry Robot is excited to announce the signing of Kameron Hurley – the award-winning author of God’s War – for at least two books in the Worldbreaker Saga. Book 1, The Mirror Empire, will be published worldwide in September this year, with the sequel to follow a year later. The worldwide rights deal was negotiated between Senior Editor, Lee Harris and Hannah Bowman of Liza Dawson Associates.

The only thing I'm peeved about is that those books won't be in the 100 e-book pack that I bought off them about 2 minutes earlier. In my opinion, Angry Robot are one of the most consistently good publishers out there.


I bought God's War a while back and it languishes a third read in the living room. It makes me want to slit my wrists and drown myself in a bucket at the same time, which is to say, it's not a bad book (or the story wouldn't get to me that way), but more noir than I easily cope with. Readers discretion advised.


Of minimal interest to anyone who's initals aren't KH, or who doesn't think that they'll enjoy stuff that I like, but I've got and am actively enjoying God's War.



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