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.

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