The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley audiobook

The Light Brigade

By Kameron Hurley
Read by Cara Gee , with Jackie Sanders

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781481447966
10.38 Hours Unabridged
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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 soldiers fighting the war against Mars call the ones who come back…different. Grunts in the corporate corps get busted down into light to travel to and from interplanetary battlefronts. Everyone is changed by what the corps must do in order to break them down into light. Those who survive learn to stick to the mission brief—no matter what actually happens during combat. Dietz, a fresh recruit in the infantry, begins to experience combat drops that don’t sync up with the platoon’s. And Dietz’s bad drops tell a story of the war that’s not at all what the corporate brass want the soldiers to think is going on. Is Dietz really experiencing the war differently, or is it combat madness? Trying to untangle memory from mission brief and survive with sanity intact, Dietz is ready to become a hero—or maybe a villain; in war it’s hard to tell the difference. A worthy successor to classic stories like Downbelow Station, Starship Troopers, and The Forever War, The Light Brigade is award-winning author Kameron Hurley’s gritty time-bending take on the future of war.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2020 Hugo Award

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019

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 soldiers fighting the war against Mars call the ones who come back…different. Grunts in the corporate corps get busted down into light to travel to and from interplanetary battlefronts. Everyone is changed by what the corps must do in order to break them down into light. Those who survive learn to stick to the mission brief—no matter what actually happens during combat.

Dietz, a fresh recruit in the infantry, begins to experience combat drops that don’t sync up with the platoon’s. And Dietz’s bad drops tell a story of the war that’s not at all what the corporate brass want the soldiers to think is going on.

Is Dietz really experiencing the war differently, or is it combat madness? Trying to untangle memory from mission brief and survive with sanity intact, Dietz is ready to become a hero—or maybe a villain; in war it’s hard to tell the difference.

A worthy successor to classic stories like Downbelow Station, Starship Troopers, and The Forever War, The Light Brigade is award-winning author Kameron Hurley’s gritty time-bending take on the future of war.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A particularly cinematic experience of war, Full Metal Jacket meets Edge of Tomorrow close up in the muck and blood and horror. It’s genuinely moving…And this is, at its core, an idealistic book, hope lurking somewhere beneath the hurt.” New York Times
“A fascinating and brilliantly confusing journey that ultimately ends, as is appropriate, in illumination.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A smart, brutal, and structurally sophisticated military science fiction tale with a time travel twist.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Mixing a gritty and muscular writing style with an intricate and time-hopping plot…[in] an enthralling portrait of a devastated near future. Highly recommended.” Booklist (starred review)
“An important, critical look at the role of how war bends and warps modern society. It…has the potential to become the next great Military SF classic.” Tor.com

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Author

Author Bio: Kameron Hurley

Author Bio: Kameron Hurley

Kameron Hurley is an award-winning writer of essays and science fiction and fantasty. She is the author of the Hugo Award-winning We Have Always Fought, as well as the Worldbreaker Saga, the Gods’ War Trilogy, and numerous short stories.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 10.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English