Thursday, October 20, 2011

Kameron Hurley

God's War
A high bar in fantasy/ science fiction has been set with Morgan’s Kovacs series, Mieville’s and Vandermeer’s weird fantasy, Alaistair Reynold’s Revelation Space series, Ian Mcdonald’s emergent economy novels, and Paolo Bacigalupi’s Windup Girl. In this context I must mention my joy at reading Hurley’s debut. Disgusting, disorienting, morally very troubling and inventive and filled with strong characters she is doing for noir infused science fiction what Abercrombie is doing for high fantasy, dragging into a filthy alley and producing the coolest, wickedest and damn fun you can find on a book shelf. The world is fascinating and disorienting (especially the technology), the religious aspect interesting, and the charactersdangerous, insane, and very human

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