ApocalypseNyx

Apocalypse Nyx

Kameron Hurley

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.

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Apocalypse Nyx

by Kameron Hurley

ISBN: Book: 9781616962944: Digital: 9781616962951

Published: July 2018

Available Format(s): Trade Paperback and Digital Books

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Move over Mad Max—here comes Nyx.

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.

Her disreputable reputation has been well earned. To Nyx’s mind, it’s also justified. 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.

BIOGRAPHY

Kameron Hurley is the author of The Stars are Legion and the award-winning essay collection The Geek Feminist Revolution, as well as the God’s War Trilogy and the Worldbreaker Saga. Hurley has won the Hugo Award, Kitschy Award, BSFA Award, and Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer. She was also a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Nebula Award, and the Gemmell Morningstar Award. Her short fiction has appeared in Popular Science Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, and many anthologies. Hurley has also written for The Atlantic, Entertainment Weekly, the Village Voice, Bitch Magazine, and Locus. She posts regularly at KameronHurley.com.

Praise for the Bel Dame Apocrypha

On God’s War

“Nyxnissa would quite clearly kick Conan’s ass . . . Just what the genre ordered.”
Strange Horizons

“Are you frustrated with Mary Sue heroines? Well, here comes God’s War to rock your face off . . . If you like rough, battle-scarred women who know how to regulate, you’re going to love Nyx . . . she makes Han Solo look like a boy scout.”
io9

God’s War is one of the most thought-provoking debuts I’ve read so far this year.”
Locus

God’s War is a violent tale set against the backdrop of a centuries-old holy war. But beyond all the blood and violence, it’s a beautifully crafted work of art that keeps astonishing you when you least expect it.”
Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist

On Infidel

“Hurley’s world-building, vivid and blissfully free of infodumps and expository lumps, was one of the great strengths of God’s War, and it’s a pleasure to return to the fascinating and messed-up world she created—one especially enjoyable for its ethnically diverse cast and freewheeling remixes of traditional gender roles.”
Tor.com

Infidel is a fast-paced book with a lot of action and smart character moments, mixed with cynical battlefield philosophy. I highly recommend it.”
Strange Horizons

On Rapture

“Kameron Hurley is ferociously imaginative—with an emphasis on ferocious. She writes novels that are smart, dark, visceral and wonderfully, hectically entertaining.”
—Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls

“Edge-of-the-seat action set within a strange and alien world that’s the mutant child of Frank Herbert and Roger Zelazny. At her best, Hurley’s work rivals that of Gene Wolfe, and it burns like a drug in the mind long after you’ve finished it.”
—David J. Williams, author of The Mirrored Heavens

“[Nyxnissa] is gloriously self-possessed, repellently amoral, and thoroughly original. She is a woman in a man’s grimdark world.
Strange Horizons

Praise for The Geek Feminist Revolution

“A call to arms for those who care about the future of science fiction and fantasy.”
—John Scalzi, author of Redshirts

“Kameron Hurley writes essays that piss people off, make them think, make them act. This is good stuff. Read it.”
—Kate Elliott, author of the Crown of Stars series

“Hurley’s essays are a beacon signaling to writers in the trenches that they’re not alone, and they’re not imagining how hard it is to push against the mainstream, or how the culture shoves back ten times harder.”
—K. Tempest Bradford

“Filled me with blistering hope and rage. Amazing collection.”
—Annalee Newitz, author of Autonomous

Visit the Kameron Hurley website.

CONTENTS

The Body Project
The Heart is Eaten Last
Soulbound
Crossroads at Jannah
Paint it Red