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The Light Brigade

(2019)
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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. 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.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"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 S A Corey

"Starship Troopers meets Edge of Tomorrow. A call for us all to be the light in dark times." - Rebecca Roanhorse


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Hardback Editions

March 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Light Brigade
Author(s): Kameron Hurley
ISBN: 1-4814-4796-3 / 978-1-4814-4796-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
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Paperback Editions

January 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Light Brigade
Author(s): Kameron Hurley
ISBN: 1-4814-4797-1 / 978-1-4814-4797-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
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April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Light Brigade
Author(s): Kameron Hurley
ISBN: 0-85766-823-4 / 978-0-85766-823-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Angry Robot
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Audio Editions

March 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Light Brigade
Author(s): Kameron Hurley
ISBN: 1-5082-8042-8 / 978-1-5082-8042-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Audio
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March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Light Brigade
Author(s): Kameron Hurley
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Light Brigade
Author(s): Kameron Hurley
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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March 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Light Brigade
Author(s): Kameron Hurley
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Light Brigade
Author(s): Kameron Hurley
Publisher: Watkins Media Ltd
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April 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Light Brigade
Author(s): Kameron Hurley
Publisher: Angry Robot
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March 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Light Brigade
Author(s): Kameron Hurley
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA