Infidel

Bel Dame Apocrypha

Author: Kameron Hurley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448148502

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The second instalment of the Bel Dame Apocrypha trilogy from Hugo-award winner Kameron Hurley No matter where you go, the Bel Dames will find you Nyx used to be an assassin, part of the sisterhood of the Bel Dames. Now she's babysitting diplomats to make ends meet and longs for the days when killing was a lot more honorable. So, when her former ‘sisters’ lead a coup against the government, she‘s the perfect choice to stop them. In a rotten nation of giant bugs and renegade shape shifters, Nyx must forge unlikely allies and rekindle old acquaintances if she is to survive. Otherwise, this time, the bodies she leaves scattered across the continent may include her own... ***** Make sure you've read the rest of the series: 1. God's War 2. Infidel 3. Rapture
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Apocalypse Nyx

Author: Kameron Hurley

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN: 161696295X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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"You're going to love Nyx . . . she makes Han Solo look like a Boy Scout.”—io9 Ex-government assassin turned bounty-hunter, Nyx, is good at solving other people’s problems. Her favorite problem-solving solution is punching people in the face. Then maybe chopping off some heads. Hey—it’s a living. Nyx's disreputable reputation has been well earned. After all, she’s trying to navigate an apocalyptic world full of giant bugs, contaminated deserts, scheming magicians, and a centuries-long war that’s consuming her future. Managing her ragtag squad of misfits has required a lot of morally-gray choices. Every new job is another day alive. Every new mission is another step toward changing a hellish future—but only if she can survive.
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The Transhuman Antihero

Paradoxical Protagonists of Speculative Fiction from Mary Shelley to Richard Morgan

Author: Michael Grantham

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786494050

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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Advances in science and technology no longer change how we live, they determine it. In the not-too-distant future, techno-scientific developments may make individuals stronger, smarter, healthier and more productive--but to what end? Addressing this question, speculative fiction has created an abundance of transhuman characters, protagonists with extraordinary strength, intelligence or abilities. Often they are antiheroes, openly rejecting--or rejected by--society and acting on immoral or extreme principles that challenge readers to approve, condemn, excuse or explain. This study explores the antihero of speculative fiction as a paradoxical blend of human and transhuman. These protagonists illustrate the dynamics of individual, techno-scientific and societal norms, and blur distinctions between human and machine, biology and technology, right and wrong. Fictional works covered include Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818), Olaf Stapledon's Odd John (1935), Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination (1956), William Gibson's Neuromancer (1986), Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen (1986-1987), Richard Morgan's trilogy (Altered Carbon, 2001, Broken Angels, 2003 and Woken Furies 2005) and Black Man (2007).
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Rapture

Bel Dame Apocrypha

Author: Kameron Hurley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448148510

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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The final instalment of the Bel Dame Apocrypha trilogy from Hugo-award winner Kameron Hurley Nyx is back, alongside the bel dame sisterhood of assassins. Although the centuries-long war is over, civil unrest is rife, and the fate of one kidnapped politician could be the catalyst for a bloody regime change. With aliens in the sky and a hint of revolution in the air, Nyx and her team of mutant shape-shifters, torturers and bio-tech magicians have a new mission: save a life to save a country. ***** Make sure you've read the rest of the series: 1. God's War 2. Infidel 3. Rapture
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God's War

Bel Dame Apocrypha

Author: Kameron Hurley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448148499

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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The first instalment of the action-packed Bel Dame Apocrypha trilogy - perfect for fans of Becky Chambers and N. K. Jemisin Nyx is a bel dame, a bounty hunter paid to collect the heads of deserters – by almost any means necessary. ‘Almost’ proved to be the problem. Cast out and imprisoned for breaking one rule too many, Nyx and her crew of mercenaries are all about the money. But when a dubious government deal with an alien emissary goes awry, her name is at the top of the list for a covert recovery. While the centuries-long war rages on only one thing is certain: the world’s best chance for peace rests in the hands of its most ruthless killers. . . ***** Make sure you've read the rest of the series: 1. God's War 2. Infidel 3. Rapture
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The Light Brigade

Author: Kameron Hurley

Publisher: Saga Press

ISBN: 1481447963

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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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. 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.
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The Kameron Hurley Omnibus

Author: Kameron Hurley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1627933018

Category: Fiction

Page: 990

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The Complete Bel Dame Apocrypha Series by Kameron Hurley. Containing God's War (2011), Infidel (2011), and Rapture (2012).
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