Tachyon tidbits featuring Kameron Hurley, Jeff VanderMeer, and Joe R. Lansdale
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Kameron Hurley, Jeff VanderMeer (photo: Kyle Cassidy), and Joe R. Lansdale (Karen Lansdale)
On his eponymous site, Paul Semel interviews Kameron Hurley about her recent novel THE STARS ARE LEGION and the forthcoming APOCALYPSE NYX.
Speaking of which, The Stars Are Legion is a science fiction novel. But is there a subgenre of sci-fi or combination of them that you feel describes it better?
Wombpunk. To find out why – gotta read the book.
The Stars Are Legion has been compared to the TV shows Rick & Morty and Farscape. But do you think fans of Rick & Morty and Farscape would enjoy this novel?
I’ve never seen Rick & Morty, so I have no idea. But Farscape, yes. I’ve been mucking about with the idea of living ships for some time, and so far that’s the bit of media I’ve seen that’s done the best with it.
Are there any other TV shows — or maybe movies or video games — do you think had a big influence on The Stars Are Legion?
The science fiction movie Pandorum, for sure.
Along with The Stars Are Legion, you have another book, APOCALYPSE NYX, coming out next year. July 17th, to be exact. What can you tell us about it?
APOCALYPSE NYX is a collection of linked novellas featuring the ragtag band of misfit mercenaries from my God’s War trilogy. It’s the first in what I hope will be several collections of stories in that universe. Fans have been asking for more.
Do you think people who enjoy The Stars Are Legion will like APOCALYPSE NYX, and thus the God’s War books, as well?
Yes. It’s got blood, bugs, and brutal women. What’s not to like?
Paramount Pictures released the official trailer to Alex Garland’s ANNIHILATION, based on the best-selling novel by Jeff VanderMeer.
SundanceTV shared the first teaser trailer for HAP & LEONARD: THE TWO BEAR MAMBO, based on Joe R. Lansdale’s popular swamp noir series.
For more info on APOCALYPSE NYX, visit the Tachyon page.
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