Meet Me in the Future: Stories

Kameron Hurley

Come meet Kameron Hurley in a future you could never have imagined. In these edgy, unexpected tales, a body-hopping mercenary avenges his pet elephant, and an orphan falls in love with a sentient starship, and a swamp-dwelling introvert tries to save the world—from her plague-casting former wife.

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Meet Me in the Future: Stories

by Kameron Hurley

ISBN: Print: 9781616962968; Digital: 9781616962975

Published: August 2019

Available Format(s): Trade Paperback and Digital Books

Description

“Kameron Hurley’s writing is the most exciting thing I’ve seen on the genre page.” —Richard K. Morgan, author of Altered Carbon

When renegade author Kameron Hurley (The Light BrigadeThe Stars Are Legion) takes you to the future, be prepared for the unexpected. Yes, it will be dangerous, frequently brutal, and often devastating. But it’s also savagely funny, deliriously strange, and absolutely brimming with adventure.

In these edgy, unexpected tales, a body-hopping mercenary avenges his pet elephant, and an orphan falls in love with a sentient starship. Fighters ally to power a reality-bending engine, and a swamp-dwelling introvert tries to save the world—from her plague-casting former wife.

So come meet Kameron Hurley in the future. The version she’s created here is weirder—and far more hopeful—than you could ever imagine.

Praise for Meet Me in the Future: Stories

“Brutal, sharp, and impossible to ignore, Kameron’s stories are a howl that throws back the encroaching void.”
— Tobias Buckell, author of The Hurricane Fever

“A visceral, unrelenting, and heart-filled exploration of what it means to be human in any future; Kameron Hurley is writing the science fiction our world needs.”
—Jacqueline Koyanagi, author of Ascension

“Kameron Hurley is a badass. Her powerful stories will shred your preconceptions, and may leave you permanently off-kilter.”
— Annalee Newitz, author of Autonomous and founder of io9

Biography

Kameron Hurley is the author of The Stars are Legion, The Light Brigade, 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 Kameron Hurley

“Hurley is one of the most important voices in the field.”
—James SA Corey, author of The Expanse series

“Kameron Hurley’s writing is the most exciting thing I’ve seen on the genre page.”
—Richard K. Morgan, author of Altered Carbon

“One word will do it: Badass.”
—John Scalzi, author of Old Man’s War and Redshirts

“Discovering Kameron Hurley’s work is like finding a whole new galaxy, and she is the star at its center.”
—Chuck Wendig, author of the Miriam Black series

“Kameron Hurley is ferociously imaginative—with an emphasis on ferocious . . . smart, dark, visceral, and wonderfully, hectically entertaining.”
—Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls “Hurley has created one of the most engrossing environments in modern sf.” —Booklist

 

Praise for Apocalypse Nyx

Apocalypse Nyx [is] packed with more glare, grit, and snarl than a junkyard full of mutated jackals.”
—Brooke Bolander, author of The Only Harmless Great Thing

“Wonderfully bloody, emotionally sharp.”
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews Praise for God’s War

“Nyxnissa would quite clearly kick Conan’s ass.”
Strange Horizons

“Are you frustrated with Mary Sue heroines? . . . [Nyx] makes Han Solo look like a boy scout.”
—io9

 

Praise for The Geek Feminist Revolution

“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

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

 

Visit the Kameron Hurley website and follow her on Twitter.

Table of Contents

An Introduction: Meet Me in The Future by Kameron Hurley

Elephants and Corpses

When We Fall

The Red Secretary

The Sinners and the Sea

The Women of Our Occupation

The Fisherman and the Pig Garda

The Plague Givers

Tumbledown

Warped Passages

Our Faces, Radiant Sisters, Our Faces Full of Light!

Enyo-Enyo

The Corpse Archives

The War of Heroes

The Light Brigade

The Improbable War

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