Kameron Hurley, Author of God's War, on "Bring Me Your Heroes"

Gods-War-CoverKameron Hurley's first novel God's War is out and garnering great praise. It's set on a planet settled by Muslims and rife with war and pollution. A bounty hunter and a magician who can control insects that drive the planet's technology become embroiled in a bloody and uncertain quest. Yes, that's right: It's bugpunk! This is gritty, edgy, and thoroughly entertaining science fiction that comes with all the bells and whistles. For example, check out the amazing book trailers for the novel on Hurley's YouTube channel as well as her awesome website for the book, which includes a sample chapter. You can also sample her short fiction, which has been collected in year's best anthologies, in a collection created for the Kindle.

Hurley's been kind enough to write a series of short pieces for Omnivoracious on issues related to her novel, the first on re-imagining revolution, the second on female characters in urban fantasy, and the third on fortune & glory. Here's the fourth and final piece, which is particularly appropriate given the kerfuffle about heroic fantasy I blogged about earlier this week. Many thanks to Hurley.

Leave a Comment

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear on this blog until approved.

Comments (1)

Hummm, perhaps the part of my brain which tends to dump the "you're special" stories into the "popcorn, fun but not filling" category in my head is related to this.

Growing up some of my first real exposure to the idea of heroes were the Thomas Covenant series (by Stephen R. Donaldson) and the Elric saga (by Michael Moorcock). Neither of which are, by any stretch of the imagination, "hero" type material.

I like other more traditional hero models but, in the end, the ones that really excite me and make me DIG into a new book is someone who really isn't cut from that cloth.

Posted by: Shadist | Saturday March 19, 2011 at 4:32 AM

Lists + Reviews

Best Books Literature + Fiction Nonfiction Kids + Young Adult Mystery, Thriller + Suspense Science Fiction + Fantasy Comics + Graphic Novels Romance Eating + Drinking


Interviews Guest Essays Celebrity Picks

News + Features

News Features Awards


Omnivoracious, The Amazon Book Review

Feeds Facebook Twitter YouTube