The magnificent cover to Kameron Hurley’s APOCALYPSE NYX

The fine folks at B&N SCI-FI & FANTASY BLOG were the first to reveal the stunning cover with art by Wadim Kashin and design by Elizabeth Story to Kameron Hurley’s forthcoming APOCALYPSE NYX.

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 survive an apocalyptic world full of giant bugs, contaminated deserts, scheming magicians, and a centuries-long war that’s consuming her future. Getting through that while paying the rent and managing her ragtag squad of misfits requires a lot of morally gray choices.

Lethal though she is, Nyx’s past keeps trying to catch up to her. Every new job is another day alive. Every new mission is another step toward changing a hellish future—but only if she can survive.

Not only did the blog share the copy, but Joel Cunningham asked Hurley five questions about Nyx’s return.

What is it about the GOD’S WAR universe that has made you want to continue writing about it?

This universe has always been one of the richest I’ve ever written; the most fully realized. It also featured my most compelling character: a badass, foul-mouthed bounty hunter named Nyx. Readers really fell in love with her. She’s brash and unlikable, and makes a lot of bad choices. Yet I had this passionate group of readers who connected with her instantly. At every event I do, people ask when we’ll get more Nyx and her ragtag team of apocalyptic misfits. I’m always getting emails asking for more Nyx. So…hey, I delivered!

The hellish future of APOCALYPSE NYX punches its way to finer bookshops this July.