The Light Brigade

By Kameron Hurley

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Description

From the Hugo Award---winning author of The Stars Are Legion comes a brand-new science fiction thriller about a futuristic war during which soldiers are broken down into light in order to get them to the front lines on Mars.

They said the war would turn us into light.
I wanted to be counted among the heroes who gave us this better world.

The Light Brigade: it's what soldiers fighting the war against Mars call the ones who come back...different. Grunts in the corporate corps get busted down into light to travel to and from interplanetary battlefronts. Everyone is changed by what the corps must do in order to break them down into light. Those who survive learn to stick to the mission brief--no matter what actually happens during combat.

Dietz, a fresh recruit in the infantry, begins to experience combat drops that don't sync up with the platoon's. And Dietz's bad drops tell a story of the war that's not at all what the corporate brass want the soldiers to think is going on.

Is Dietz really experiencing the war differently, or is it combat madness? Trying to untangle memory from mission brief and survive with sanity intact, Dietz is ready to become a hero--or maybe a villain; in war it's hard to tell the difference.

A worthy successor to classic stories like Downbelow Station, Starship Troopers, and The Forever War, The Light Brigade is award-winning author Kameron Hurley's gritty time-bending take on the future of war.

Product Details

Price: $26.99  $24.29
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
Published Date: March 19, 2019
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 6.1 X 1.4 X 9.1 inches | 1.14 pounds
ISBN: 9781481447966
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About the Author

Kameron Hurley is a multi-award-winning author, advertising copywriter, and online scribe. Hurley grew up in Washington State, and has lived in Fairbanks, Alaska; Durban, South Africa; and Chicago. She has degrees in historical studies from the University of Alaska and the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, specializing in the history of South African resistance movements. She is also a graduate of Clarion West. Hurley is the author of The Stars Are Legion, God's War, Infidel, and Rapture, a science-fantasy noir series which earned her the Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer and the Kitschy Award for Best Debut Novel. Kameron has won two Hugo Awards for her critical writing, and released a collection of her non-fiction work, The Geek Feminist Revolution. She has also been a finalist for the Nebula Award and the Locus Award. Her work has also been included on the Tiptree Award Honor List. Hurley's short fiction has appeared in magazines such as Lightspeed, EscapePod, and Strange Horizons, and anthologies such as The Lowest Heaven and Year's Best SF. Her fiction has been translated into German, Romanian, Czech, Swedish, and Russian.

Reviews

"Starship Troopers meets Edge of Tomorrow. A call for us all to be the light in dark times."--Rebecca Roanhorse, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Trail of Lightning
"Hurley is one of the most important voices in the field, and Light Brigade is some of her best work. This is the real thing."---- James SA Corey, "author of the bestselling Expanse series "
"[A] brutal futuristic exploration into the meaninglessness of war and the legacies of corporate greed."---- KIRKUS REVIEWS *Starred Review *
"Highly recommended for not only sf fans but anyone interested in a thrilling and troubling vision of the future."--Booklist * Starred Review *
"A smart, brutal, and structurally sophisticated military science fiction tale with a time travel twist."--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * Starred Review *
"The Light Brigade" is passionately brutal, fierce and furious in voice and pace...It's a particularly cinematic experience of war, "Full Metal Jacket" meets "Edge of Tomorrow," close up in the muck and blood and horror."--The New York Times