Kameron Hurley’s God’s War arrives into this melee like a live grenade, lobbed with abandon and not a little mischief. It is a book in which the. God’s War: Bel Dame Apocrypha Volume 1 [Kameron Hurley] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Nyx had already been to hell. One prayer. I didn’t have to wait very long for the—as the guidelines for the That Was Awesome series phrase it—“small and/or crystallizing.

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This new group’s adventures then stumble through character exposition and a bit more backstory towards a plot noir-like in the complexity of its moral bankruptcy. There’s a war that’s been going on for as long as anyone can remember, that’s half wrecked the planet and that keeps chewing up and spitting out the population of the belligerent countries.

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I godswaf a strong distaste for hype, and the more people go on about something the less inclined I am to read it immediately. She bet all of her money on a boxer named Jaks, and lost it two rounds later when Jaks hit the floor like an antique harem girl. Fantastic concept, well-written, heckuva world built by Hurley here. Was a bakkie a bug, a vehicle or some weird mixture of both?

It quickly becomes clear that the bel dames themselves have become factionalised, some working for the queen, some against, and that they are also unofficially hunting for the missing alien, but also planning to put Nyx and her team out of the picture altogether.

Apr 12, Ian rated it liked it Shelves: We follow Nyx as she and her team are forced to find a missing individual, but along the way we find out a lot about their pasts, their secrets, their beliefs and their absurd world. It gave more exciting to me with Middle-East like world building with its well-known social politic conflicts. Today Kameron lives hurleh comparatively boring life sustained by Coke Zero, Godswqr, low-carb cooking, and lots of words.

As that characterization might imply, one of the several intriguing aspects of Hurley’s gynecocracy is its imperfection, its frank and graphic corruption.

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There’s no mass killing-off of main characters, a la GRRM, but there is breaking, inside and out. Economically, logistically, it makes no sense at all and seems to be effectively unsustainable. On her twitter feed last nkjemisin week Hugo Nominated Author N.


I am definitely an experienced genre reader, and I actively seek out that sense of “I don’t know what’s going on, but I’m sure I’ll piece it together given time. Dec 03, Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is rather hard to deny it, and it rather earns all the visibility it can muster.

I loved that the main character of a book focused on religion and holy war was a bisexual atheist, and I loved how the setup of the societies allowed the author to play with gender roles. Why should you read this book? Hurley has envisioned a world based upon bioorganic technology.

You can have the coolest, most inventive setup imaginable, but if you don’t fill it with people readers can give a rip about, it’s just not worth the effort. It is a book in which kameorn lead character sells her womb in the very first line, before proceeding to shoot, swear, and shag with little attention to or godswaar for what might be imagined as the traditional shape of the action adventure heroine.

The worldbuilding felt like someone was playing the throw-ideas-at-the-page-and-see-what-sticks game, because there were so many things going on at the same time and none of them made sense together.

Quotes from God’s War. They can come home when and if hurpey live long enough to reach I have heard such good things about Kameron Hurley, and have long felt that I needed to check kameorn her work. Books by Kameron Hurley.

Couched in real world terms God’s War provides a look not so dissimilar from what might go on in the Middle East if everyone gave up the hope of peace. Feb 24, Hobart rated it it was ok Shelves: Though there were a few places where it erred in the other direction with info dumps–Taite’s backstory comes to mind here.

Not only that, but the world of God’s Waras much as our guide through it, hits us between the eyes. This book was the first one I picked up as part of the Booktubeathon and I have to say it’s well worth reading. Well, a tie really with Kate Daniels, but in any case Nyx is just great. Though there’s some complexity to the plot, it seems evident to me that the author doesn’t have much interest in spoon feeding the reader.


Topics wise there’s a lot going on here, though I think the main ones have to do with power, sacrifice, and lack of communication, and the cost that comes with them. Gocswar found out that the novel has been nominated for a Nebula for Best Novel inso seems like a good time as any to say a few things about it.

Jun 17, Terence rated it liked it Recommended to Terence by: God’s War is not an easy book to read. View all 4 comments. Review Text “God’s War is so good” show more. Overall, the positives are there; the world is unique, and with some great worldbuilding. I live in a world that is broader, more complicated, and more importantly, has even more stories to offer that reflect different cultures and perspectives.

Give them a try. It’s fresh and it should satisfy those that constantly complain that they keep reading more of the same.

Her sexual conquests—they are never amorous encounters—encompass both sexes and one presumes every conceivable position; her aim is true kammeron her insides gutsy. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jon Courtney Grimwood and Peter Watts.

God’s War – Kameron Hurley

On the world of the Bel Dames there’s a war raging between two nations. This book follows a woman scarred and actually still bleeding figuratively from a war that has been going on long enough that its cause has been forgotten or rather, I’d forgotten it in the course of reading For example, the Chenjans are described as being racially distinct from the Nasheenians with black skin instead of the lighter skin the Nasheenians have, yet Nyx and several of her Nasheenian adversaries are able to wander around Chenja at one point without anybody becoming alarmed.

Nyx, Rhys, Taite, Khos, Inaya–they are all horribly broken and horribly flawed, and I can’t look away. The war itself, so demonstrably destructive in a landscape pitted with dead townships and polluted woodland, is a focus for warring concepts of truth.

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