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Kameron Hurley

Autor(a) de God's War

74+ Works 5,385 Membros 279 Reviews 6 Favorited

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Séries

Obras de Kameron Hurley

God's War (2011) 990 cópias, 58 resenhas
The Stars Are Legion (2017) 811 cópias, 41 resenhas
The Mirror Empire (2014) 803 cópias, 47 resenhas
The Light Brigade (2019) 678 cópias, 31 resenhas
The Geek Feminist Revolution (2016) 638 cópias, 33 resenhas
Infidel (2011) 341 cópias, 11 resenhas
Empire Ascendant (2015) 257 cópias, 15 resenhas
Rapture (2012) 214 cópias, 8 resenhas
Apocalypse Nyx (2016) 157 cópias, 9 resenhas
Meet Me in the Future: Stories (2019) 150 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Broken Heavens (2017) 114 cópias, 2 resenhas
Elephants and Corpses (2015) 40 cópias, 3 resenhas
Afterbirth (2011) 23 cópias, 5 resenhas
Brutal Women: The Short Stuff (2010) 20 cópias, 1 resenha
The Seams Between the Stars (2014) 12 cópias
Future Artifacts: Stories (2022) 12 cópias, 1 resenha
The Body Project (2014) 10 cópias
Wonder Maul Doll 4 cópias
BRIGATA DI LUCE (LA) (2021) 3 cópias
The One We Feed 2 cópias, 1 resenha
The Last 1 exemplar(es)
Our Prisoners, the Stars 1 exemplar(es)
2023 Patreon Collection--Hurley 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
Blood Desert 1 exemplar(es)
The Traitor Lords 1 exemplar(es)
Summer Shorts 1 exemplar(es)
Holding Onto Ghosts 1 exemplar(es)
Infidel m4a 1 exemplar(es)
Our Plague Our Sacrifice 1 exemplar(es)
Not Today Apocalypse 1 exemplar(es)
Unblooded 1 exemplar(es)
Losing Gravity 1 exemplar(es)
Overdark 1 exemplar(es)
When We Fall 1 exemplar(es)
Canticle Of The Flesh 1 exemplar(es)
Garda (2017) 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
In Freedom, Dying 1 exemplar(es)
Corpse Soldier 1 exemplar(es)
Once There Were Wolves 1 exemplar(es)
Oracle 1 exemplar(es)
The Road to Arune 1 exemplar(es)
2022 Patreon Collection--Hurley 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha

Associated Works

Year's Best SF 12 (2007) — Contribuinte — 186 cópias, 3 resenhas
Nevertheless She Persisted: Flash Fiction Project (2020) — Contribuinte — 154 cópias, 11 resenhas
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction (2018) — Contribuinte — 130 cópias
The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women (2014) — Contribuinte — 111 cópias, 4 resenhas
Warrior Women (2015) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias, 3 resenhas
Meeting Infinity (2015) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias, 3 resenhas
Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies (2017) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias, 3 resenhas
Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology (2020) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2017 Edition (2017) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2015 Edition (2016) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias, 1 resenha
The Lowest Heaven (2013) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias, 1 resenha
Uncanny Magazine Issue 15: March/April 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias, 7 resenhas
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2018 Edition (2018) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
Swords Against Darkness (2016) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias, 2 resenhas
Uncanny Magazine Issue 10: May/June 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias, 6 resenhas
Fantasy-Faction Anthology (2015) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias, 1 resenha
Uncanny Magazine Issue 4: May/June 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias, 2 resenhas
Pwning Tomorrow (2015) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 66 • November 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Grimdark Magazine #2 (2014) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias, 2 resenhas
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #200 (2016) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias, 2 resenhas
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 76 • September 2016 (2016) — Interviewed — 7 cópias, 1 resenha
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 75 • August 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 28: May/June 2019 (2019) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias, 2 resenhas
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #235 (Ninth Anniversary Double-Issue) (2017) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias, 1 resenha
Current Futures: A Sci-Fi Ocean Anthology — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
The Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories (2020) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
From the Trenches (2006) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias

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I enjoyed this. I enjoy Hurley’s non-fiction writing much more than her fiction so far. Which is sad, I want to LOVE her fiction writing, but so far it’s just not been up my alley. There were two stand-out essays in this collection, The Horror Novel You’ll Never Have to Live: Surviving Without Health Insurance and We Have Always Fought: Challenging the “Women, Cattle, and Slaves” Narrative. The latter being the reason I discovered Hurley in the first place, and which fuelled my decision to purchase The Geek Feminist Revolution.

The former was even more horrifying than when Hurley wrote it last year, as one of the first acts the “President-elect” Trump intends to do once he takes office, is to repeal the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. It will be truly terrifying to live in the US again.
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73pctGeek | outras 32 resenhas | May 21, 2024 |
Es mas bien un 3,5 rozando el 4. Sinceramente, me ha parecido sobretodo la traca final una maravilla, pero lamentablemente me costó mucho entrar en la historia.

Quizá porque la ambientación es diferente a la que estoy acostumbrado y se me hacia muy dificil visualizar según que en mi mente, sobretodo las distancias y proporciones de ese pequeño pedazo de universo.

Aún así, tiene un ritmo vertiginoso y la capacidad de conectar con la protagonista por como esta narrado es excelente. La exploración que compone gran parte del libro dan forma a un viaje que te sorprende a cada giro.

Con ganas de leer más de Hurley.
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Cabask | outras 40 resenhas | Mar 27, 2024 |
I had been looking forward to this book for some time, based on a personal recommendation from someone whose judgement on these things is usually sound. What I found was some impressive world-building, though I got the feeling that the narrative stalled a bit when the actual plot kicked in - hey, we're on a war-torn alien desert planet settled 800 years ago by mainly Islamic populations but of all things we get a car chase! - but it pulled itself back and I finished it with a better impression that I'd thought I was going to have. Having said that, I'm probably not going to seek out the rest of the series, but I'll happily acquire them if I happen across them.

As I said, we are on a desert planet that has been settled for a good eight hundred years; but this isn't Dune. The world of Umayma wasn't settled because of unique resources, but instead because of religious politics. The settlers were all Muslims; centuries on and they have schismed and fallen into a savage war. Some Islamic traditions have survived; others have mutated - one nation has actually inverted the gender roles and now apply similar attitudes towards men and male roles that more fundamental strands of Islam apply to women in our world. But another holds to views and practices that we would recognise. Hurley identifies these, adding in overt racism and body horror. And a lot of insects. Biotechnology in this world has harnessed insects for a range of tasks, and a class of people - "magicians" - can manipulate these insects through biochemical means. (This is not magic as such but as Arthur Clarke would have said, to all intents and purposes it is indistinguishable from magic, so the coinage fits well enough.)

We are propelled into the life of Nyx, a female war veteran, former assassin (or 'bel dame') and now reduced to various bounty hunting and black courier jobs. Her career takes a number of bad turns, and we follow her and her team into increasingly perilous situations in pursuit of a wayward "alien" (actually a off-world human in pursuit of more bioweapon materials).

As I said, the world-building on show here is impressive. The manipulation of insects is convincingly portrayed; the Muslim faith and practice is painted sympathetically, although Hurley does not flinch from challenging some practices such as polygamy or (in passing) female genital mutilation. At the same time, Islam is shown to have adapted over eight hundred or more years in a range of different ways. And we are also shown a sub-culture of female boxing which is fairly unique in contemporary science fiction.

As I said, the female assassins in the book are referred to as 'bel dames'; I got the reference, but there's no clues anywhere in the text or the world-building itself to point less knowledgeable readers in the right direction. (And I had to stop myself thinking of Michael Flanders gloriously mis-translating it as "the beautiful woman who never says thank you".) (http://www.donaldswann.co.uk/flanders.html)

So: a violent and unsettling tale for a number of different reasons, depending on the reader's own viewpoint. I suspect many might react badly to this, as "a novel or characters I cannot relate to". Well, one reason I read science fiction is to be shown something outside my direct experience; and this book certainly does that.
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RobertDay | outras 57 resenhas | Mar 25, 2024 |
In this dystopian SF novel Dietz is freshly recruited infantry soldier joining the fight on side of Earth corporations (Big Six) against aliens from Mars after MArtians manage to disappear entire Earth city.

To be clear aliens are not little grey men nor multi-limb creatures from nightmare. They are basically human colonists who gained independence from Earth Corporations and became the ultimate corpo-horror, socialists! with advanced technology

Due to the distances only way of transporting troops is by beaming them in form of light ray to the battlefield. And as one can imagine deconstructing someone into photons and then constructing them on the other end tends to have its bad-sides, not least of which is failure at re-construction of soldier on the far-away destination (if you remember that scene from Galaxy Quest movie then you know what I mean .... small technical glitch :)).

Very soon Dietz will find herself in very bad situation and if there is something corporate minds dont like is situations that cannot be fed to the masses. After unraveling details about what is going on Dietz will need to make capital decision on how to proceed and this might affect our entire world as we know it.

Story is fast paced and author manages very skillfully to navigate the non-linear story-line. Atmosphere is very palpable and brought to the reader in a very straight-to-the-matter-no-verbose way which is quite an achievement considering that in these situations authors sometimes overdo it and even invent entire new lingo. Corporations monitoring everyone by forcing them to use goggles and/or lenses so privacy is something you cannot have, social classes that are brutally divided in have and have-nots, harsh treating of soldiers and almost laboratory approach to treating their issues after multiple beam-ups, deadly confrontations with artillery and star-ships vaporizing everything in their path, constant lies and propaganda, cyberpunk-like inter-corporation conflicts.... in short this is very strong novel that relates to much of our own world today.

And final twist .... I can only say very sad but also very realistic approach to the problem.

Recommended to all fans of SF in general, military SF in particular.
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Zare | outras 30 resenhas | Jan 23, 2024 |

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Obras
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Membros
5,385
Popularidade
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Avaliação
½ 3.8
Resenhas
279
ISBNs
95
Idiomas
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