Waiting on Wednesday: The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley #RRSciFiMonth

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  My book this week is : The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley.  I haven’t read this author yet but this book sounds amazing and could be the perfect starting place!

the-stars-areSomewhere on the outer rim of the universe, a mass of decaying world-ships known as the Legion is traveling in the seams between the stars. For generations, a war for control of the Legion has been waged, with no clear resolution. As worlds continue to die, a desperate plan is put into motion.

Zan wakes with no memory, prisoner of a people who say they are her family. She is told she is their salvation – the only person capable of boarding the Mokshi, a world-ship with the power to leave the Legion. But Zan’s new family is not the only one desperate to gain control of the prized ship. Zan finds that she must choose sides in a genocidal campaign that will take her from the edges of the Legion’s gravity well to the very belly of the world.

Zan will soon learn that she carries the seeds of the Legion’s destruction – and its possible salvation. But can she and her ragtag band of followers survive the horrors of the Legion and its people long enough to deliver it?

In the tradition of The Fall of Hyperion and Dune, The Stars are Legion is an epic and thrilling tale about tragic love, revenge, and war as imagined by one of the genre’s most celebrated new writers.

Expected publication: February 2017



Sci Fi Month organised by Rinn Reads and Over the Effing Rainbow is a fun event that celebrates all things sci fi and runs for the whole of November.


10 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley #RRSciFiMonth”

  1. sjhigbee

    This sounds a really exciting premise:). Looking forward to hearing what you make of it.

  2. Tammy

    Hurley is an amazing writer, but that being said I didn’t love The Mirror Empire. However, I’d love to try her again. Plus any book compared to the Hyperion books has got to go on my list:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I didn’t try the Mirror Empire but it does seem to have had mixed reviews. Hopefully I’ll give this one a go and enjoy it!
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I must confess I never read Kameron Hurley either – yet. And this sounds like a good place to start, indeed: intriguing premise and a main character who needs to solve a mystery while engaged in a life-and-death mission. How could I resist? 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      It could be a good place for both of us. I do like the write up.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Greg

    What an amazing cover! Sounds like a great high concept sci fi read too… thanks for sharing it!

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Ah, tempted. But I didn’t love Mirror Empire, her writing and storytelling just didn’t work well for me. Though like Tammy, I admit I’m somewhat intrigued by the Hyperion comparison, but I can’t help but be skeptical. I mean, we’re talking HYPERION! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ahh, yes, I think I recall that book had some really high praising reviews but then also some people who really weren’t as keen. I haven’t read the author yet so perhaps I’ll give her a go with this one.
      Lynn 😀

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