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Kameron Hurley

USA flag (b.1980)

Kameron Hurley currently hacks out a living as a marketing and advertising writer in Ohio. She's lived in Fairbanks, Alaska; Durban, South Africa; and Chicago, but grew up in and around Washington State. Her personal and professional exploits have taken her all around the world. She spent much of her roaring 20's traveling, pretending to learn how to box, and trying not to die spectacularly. Along the way, she justified her nomadic lifestyle by picking up degrees in history from the University of Alaska and the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Today she lives a comparatively boring life sustained by Coke Zero, Chipotle, low-carb cooking, and lots of words. She continues to work hard at not dying.
She has been awarded two Hugo Awards, the Kitschky Award for Best Debut Novel, and has also been a finalist for the Nebula Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the British Science Fiction and Fantasy Award, and the Locus Award.

Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy
New Books
December 2022

The King Must Fall
Series contributed to
Non fiction
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2012) : God's War
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2014) : God's War
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2018) : The Stars Are Legion
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2020) : The Light Brigade
Hugo Best Book nominee (2020) : The Light Brigade

Kameron Hurley recommends
Stories of the Raksura Volume One (2014)
(Stories of the Raksura, book 1)
Martha Wells
"Martha Wells writes fantasy the way it was meant to be?poignant, evocative, and astonishing. Prepare to be captivated 'til the sun comes up."
The Traitor Baru Cormorant (2015)
(Masquerade , book 1)
Seth Dickinson
"Smart. Brutal. Gut-wrenching. You'll be captivated from the very first page. Dickinson is a sly, masterful writer who pulls no punches. Get ready to have your heart ripped out through your throat. Highly recommended."
Planetfall (2015)
(Planetfall , book 1)
Emma Newman
"Newman has crafted a thrilling tale of murder, mystery, and madness on a world where humanity is still its own worst enemy. Horrifying and heartbreaking in equal measure, the catastrophe driving this narrative will keep you riveted until the very last page. Don't miss this one."
United States of Japan (2016)
(United States of Japan, book 1)
Peter Tieryas
"United States of Japan is one of those books that you think about long after you put it down. I haven’t been able to shake it. This is a darkly fun, clever, and unrelentingly ambitious book. Pick it up and enjoy the ride."
Hammers on Bone (2016)
(Persons Non Grata, book 1)
Cassandra Khaw
"Prepare to take a long leap into the fantastic in the hands of a fresh new voice in fiction."
River of Teeth (2017)
(River of Teeth, book 1)
Sarah Gailey
"A rowdy, rollicking river ride from a sly and whimsical new writer. A damned fine adventure for everyone. And I haven't even mentioned the hippos yet. Get reading."
The Wolf of Oren-Yaro (2017)
(Chronicles of the Bitch Queen, book 1)
K S Villoso
"A powerful new voice in epic fantasy. Villoso deftly creates an intricate and compelling world of high fantasy intrigue and adventure dominated by a crafty, whip-smart heroine determined to unite her kingdom at any cost."
The Poppy War (2018)
(Poppy War, book 1)
R F Kuang
"A blistering, powerful epic of war and revenge that will captivate you to the bitter end."
Salvation Day (2019)
Kali Wallace
"A smart, gripping thriller you just can't put down. Explosions, betrayals, morally gray choices and twisty secrets; all set in the world that comes after the end of ours. Perfect for fans of Aliens and locked spaceship murder mysteries."
The Space Between Worlds (2020)
Micaiah Johnson
"A gritty, riveting, and ultimately hopeful novel about the people, choices, and relationships who make us who we are - in this world, and in those we can only imagine."
The Violence (2022)
Delilah S Dawson
"A compulsively readable fusion of domestic thriller and modern horror that shocks and surprises at every turn. A must-read!"
Leech (2022)
Hiron Ennes
"A tense, disturbing work of Gothic horror that embraces difficult themes of power, abuse, agency and raw survival in an unforgettably apocalyptic setting. Gory, shocking, raw - and utterly humane."

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