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The Light Brigade

– John Scalzi, bestselling author of Old Man’s War

Soldiers are broken into light and sent to the frontline of a brutal interplanetary war, in this brilliant military SF from the Hugo Award­­-winning author of The Stars Are Legion.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Star Troopers | Hostile Takeover | Out of Time | Honour the Charge ]

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Available on April 2, 2019.SKU: AR9780857668240

The corporate corps transform their soldiers into light to travel between interplanetary battlegrounds. Most grunts make it in one piece, though some don’t, and others come back… different. Fresh infantry recruit, Dietz, is keen to fight and claim her corporate citizenship, but when she’s busted into light it seems like her combat drops are out of sync with everyone else’s. Is Dietz experiencing the war differently, or is it combat stress bending her mind? As she struggles to untangle her timeline, Dietz glimpses a very different war than in the corporate propaganda – one that needs a hero, or maybe a villain – truth is the first casualty of war.

Release Date


Cover Art Even Ventrue

2nd April 2019 | 9780857668240 | epub & mobi | £6.99

UK Print

2nd April 2019 | 9780857668233 | Paperback | £8.99

Praise for Kameron Hurley

The Stars are Legion is a profoundly moving tale of self-discovery and self-construction in a world as wondrously layered as its unforgettable protagonist.”
– Ken Liu, author of Grace of Kings

“Epic in every sense of the word. Hurley has built a world – no, worlds – in which cosmology and magic, history and religion, politics and prejudice all play crucial roles. Forget all about tentative, conventional fantasy; there’s so much great material in here that Hurley needs more than one universe in order to fit it all in.”
– Brian Staveley, author of The Emperor’s Blades

The Mirror Empire is the most original fantasy I’ve read in a long time, set in a world full of new ideas, expanding the horizons of the genre. A complex and intricate book full of elegant ideas and finely-drawn characters.”
– Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C Clarke Award-winning author of Children of Time

– John Scalzi, bestselling author of Old Man’s War

“Taut and gorgeous, pungent with spilled guts. A sharply-flavored, brutal space opera.”
– Cassandra Khaw, author of Hammers On Bone

“Grabs you like a gravity well and won’t let go. Discovering Kameron Hurley’s work is like finding a whole new galaxy, and she is the star at its center”
– Chuck Wendig, NYT bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath

“It’s kind of awesome fun. You should totally read it.”
– Ann Leckie

“It’s a fantasy-quest saga grafted on to a far-flung space setting, gutsy in every sense.”
– James Lovegrove for Financial Times

“In a genre filled with generic portrayals of space, Hurley’s take is one-of-a-kind: equal parts love story and revenge tale, mixed with adventure science fiction and body horror.”
– The Washington Post

STARRED REVIEW: “This is a hugely ambitious work, bloody and violent, with interestingly gender-flipped politics and a host of factions to keep straight, as points of view switch often. Although it is a challenging read, the strong narrative thread in this new series from Hurley (God’s War) pulls readers through the imaginative tangle of multiple worlds and histories colliding.”
– Library Journal

STARRED REVIEW: “Hurley (Rapture) reuses old tropes to excellent effect, interweaving them with original elements to create a world that will fascinate and delight her established fans and appeal to newcomers. Readers will blaze through this opening instalment and eagerly await the promised sequel.”
– Publishers Weekly

The Stars Are Legion is a beautiful work of fiction, a wholly original novel that pops and crackles with big ideas. It subverts old tropes, challenging readers to question humdrum science fiction plots, and imagine an entire alternate reality. And for that reason, it’s the genre at its best.”
– The Verge

KAMERON HURLEY is an award-winning author, advertising copywriter and online scribe. She has won the Hugo Award, Kitschy Award, and Sydney J Bounds Award for Best Newcomer; she has also been a finalist for the Arthur C Clarke Award, Nebula Award, Locus Award, BFS Award, the David Gemmell Morningstar Award, and the BSFA Award for Best Novel. Her non-fiction has been featured in The AtlanticLocus, and the game-changing collection The Geek Feminist Revolution.

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