The Light Brigade

The Light Brigade

From the Hugo Award?winning author of The Stars Are Legion comes a brand-new science fiction thriller about a futuristic war during which soldiers are broken down into light in order to get them to the front lines on Mars. They said the war would turn us into light. I wanted to be counted among the heroes who gave us this better world. The Light Brigade: it?s what soldier From the Hugo Award­­?winning author of The Stars Are Legion comes a brand-new science fiction thriller...

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Title:The Light Brigade
Author:Kameron Hurley
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:1481447963
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:356 pages pages

The Light Brigade Reviews

  • Silvana
    Apr 09, 2019
    A welcome addition to the military science fiction sub-genre. Sure, many comparisons were made with Starship Troopers, Forever War, All You Need is Kill, and so on, but of course the book offers something else. I listened to the audio version, narrated by the awesome Cara Gee (Camin...
  • Julie
    Mar 30, 2019
    Hello!! This is my first 5-star novel read all year so far!!! aaaAAHHHHH. This book just came out on March 19 (eleven days ago), and I got a hold of a library copy and read it in, I shit you not, two days. I picked it up for my bingo square SF/F to look forward to in 2019, and I hadn?...
  • TheBookSmugglers
    Mar 26, 2019
    This. Was. Amazing ...
  • Jacqie
    Apr 09, 2019
    Initially I was going to rate this a 3, but as I thought about it, I realized that I hadn't actually enjoyed the book much. There are a lot of books that this book reminds me of. Dietz, the main character, could be an homage to William Dietz the military science fiction author. The ...
  • Tatiana
    Apr 08, 2019
    I love a good time-travel mind-twister. This would make an excellent movie, if Edge Of Tomorrow didn't already exist. Is there more money to be made out of this type of time-bending military sci-fi? I hope so! When Dietz's whole family is wiped out in an attack on Sao Paulo by Mart...
  • Jason
    Apr 23, 2019
    5 Stars The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley was one of my most anticipated reads for 2019 as she is one of my very favorite authors. I am happy to say that this book exceeded all of my expectations and more. I loved this book. This is a military science fiction story that is a cr...
  • Shaun Hutchinson
    Apr 11, 2019
    This was a weird book, but one I enjoyed immensely. It was a gritty war story, a cautionary tale, and more. I really enjoyed the way Hurley(view spoiler)[played with gender. It was somewhat similar to the what Ann Leckie did, only in The Light Brigade, Hurley never mentions Dietz's gen...
  • Bradley
    Apr 21, 2019
    Here's another WOW title. I've enjoyed Kameron Hurley's other novels quite a lot but nothing prepared me for this one. It's the spiritual grandson (or grandaughter) of Haldeman's The Forever War and Heinlein's Starship Troopers. It has a little of both and a lot of the very modern t...
  • Emily May
    May 22, 2019
    I realized I might never know what really happened here. War was all about the annihilation of truth. Every good dictator and CEO knows that. What a fabulous mind fuck. I read this book because it came highly recommended, but I have to say I would not usually gravitate towards so...
  • Crini
    Mar 21, 2019
    "It's all a big circle, sweetheart. Time is a mindfuck, isn' it." I expected nothing less than epic from Hurley but DAMN this was so much better than I expected. She took the mind-fuckery of time-travel to a whole new level! ...
  • Michael Hicks
    Feb 25, 2019
    My review of The Light Brigade can be found at High Fever Books. On her Twitter page recently, Kameron Hurley noted that one reader said The Light Brigade is ?like The Forever War meets 12 Monkeys? and that?s probably the most on-point assessment of this book imaginable. I?m...
  • Eliza Rapsodia
    Jun 13, 2019
    E-ARC copy provided by Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review ¡Thank you! RESEÑA EN INGLÉS The first time I tried to read a book by this author I could not finish it. And not because I did not find elements that gave me a glimpse of the ideas and stories that she proposes...
  • Jocelyn
    Apr 14, 2019
    After blowing us all away with The Stars are Legion, Kameron Hurley is arguably one of the strongest voices in science fiction today. With this second novel, The Light Brigade, she proves that she has no intent on slowing down. It?s an astonishing achievement in military science fict...
  • Stephen
    Jul 29, 2019
    3.5 stars. Good but not her best (still the Bel Dame series for me.) Much better than The Stars are Legion which never gelled for me. If you've read Hurley's blog, the essence of The Light Brigade is evident; a story I suspect she felt compelled to write--rich folk and evil corporation...
  • Lindsay
    Apr 17, 2019
    I've been thinking about this one for a week, wondering what to write as a review. It's complex, rewards a familiarity with the field as well as a careful reading of the text, but everything moves at a breakneck pace. Dietz is a recently joined up soldier in the Tene-Silvia Corporat...
  • Chris Berko
    Mar 26, 2019
    Kameron Hurley is a super-fucking-badass. And I mean that in the most respectful way possible. This book is not only tremendously fun and exciting but it also has a lot to say about community and free-will and the price(s) we pay for the people and things we love. I sincerely loved the...
  • Lata
    May 01, 2019
    Complicated story about a truly horrible future where mega-corporations own everything, each managing huge swaths of the planet. People lucky enough to be citizens have opportunities and decent lives, while others aspire to be citizens. The military is one route for people to achieve t...
  • Holly (The Grimdragon)
    Mar 12, 2019
    "When you drop, you burst apart like...Well, first your whole body shakes. Then every muscle gets taut and contracts, like you're experiencing a full-body muscle spasm centered in your core. The CO says it's like a contraction when you're having a kid, and if that's true, if just one i...
  • Justine
    Apr 05, 2019
    My personal favourite from Hurley so far, if not her most creative considering her other work. The time travel storyline was interesting and mostly made sense up until the end, when I admit to losing track a bit. A definite must for fans of time travel stories especially in the cont...
  • Kaa
    May 12, 2019
    Holy fuck. This is an intense book, grim and at times almost claustrophobic. One thing that had me on edge while reading it but that I also loved was how personal its political themes felt - The Light Brigade deals closely with the human consequences of trauma, military service, citize...
  • Adah Udechukwu
    Jun 24, 2019
    Light Brigade was 5 star awesome. ...
  • MeaganCM
    Mar 25, 2019
    Motherfuck! This book was so good! ??? ...
  • Emma
    Mar 01, 2019
    4.5 stars Dietz?s family were destroyed in the Blink, wiped out in an instant. Nobody thought anything like that could happen, nobody knew tech like that existed. But the proof is in the absence of millions of souls, a whole city disappeared. All that?s left now is revenge, so D...
  • Lou
    Apr 01, 2019
    I always admire books that manage to fool me. To effectively masquerade as merely a great, engaging story, well, there's nothing wrong with being only that. But Ms Hurley consistently fulfils those criteria with considerable aplomb whilst also behind it all having one or more important...
  • Acqua
    Mar 21, 2019
    I feel like I'm back to a Too Like the Lightning situation: this book is just as unreadable as it is clever. But finished it, and I have feelings, so it must mean something. How do I even rate something like this? The way I rated Too Like the Lightning, I guess. Four stars it is. ...
  • Michael Mammay
    Mar 30, 2019
    The hype says that this book is set to take its place on the shelf with Starship Troopers, The Forever War, and Downbelow Station. That's a lot to live up to. All three of those books won Hugo awards. Believe the hype. It's early in 2019, but I'm ready to put The Light Brigade ...
  • Petrik
    Apr 15, 2019
    4.5/5 stars The Light Brigade is my first sci-fi read of the year (shocking, I know) and it?s also the first time I read Kameron Hurley?s book; I assure you it won?t be the last. ?I suppose it?s an old story, isn?t it? The oldest story. It?s the dark against the l...
  • Megan
    Feb 03, 2019
    WHAT THE FUCK but in, like. the best of ways. the best of What the Fucks. I don't know how to articulate anything about this book. I don't know how to articulate anything about this book. It kept me up until 4am two nights in a row, confused the shit out of me, and was one of ...
  • Rebecca Roanhorse
    Nov 16, 2018
    Starship Troopers meets Edge of Tomorrow. A grim and gritty future where wars are fought between corporations and the rest of us are ground in the machinery, but there's room for hope, and heroes, and a call for us all to be the light in dark times. The juggling of timelines here is in...
  • Jessica
    Mar 27, 2019
    Didn't quite hit the spot. Good storytelling up to the half point, then it devolves into political spiel about democracy=good/capitalism=bad. There were whole pages filled with stream-of-consciousness rhetoric that I ended up skimming after a while and I consider myself a bleeding...