Kameron Hurley

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Kameron Hurley (born 1980) is an American science fiction author.


God’s War (2011)[edit]

Nominated for the 2012 Nebula Award. All page numbers from the trade paperback first edition published by Night Shade Books
  • She had already been to hell. One prayer more or less wouldn’t make any difference.
    • Chapter 1 (p. 6).
  • A well-appointed prison is still a prison.
    • Chapter 4 (p. 42).
  • Not everything that’s beautiful is weak.
    • Chapter 7 (p. 68).
  • “How can you read such a beautiful book and turn your back on it?”
    “Never said it wasn’t a beautiful book. I just don’t believe there’s some man up there in the black who gets off on watching us pound our head on the pavement six times a day.
    • Chapter 8 (p. 78).
  • Countries at war lived in a state of perpetual fear.
    • Chapter 26 (p. 197).
  • I’d say I was doing a great job submitting to God by submitting to my desires. Who do you think gave me desire in the first place?
    • Chapter 29 (p. 220).
  • The world could burn around her, the cities turn to dust, the cries of a hundred thousand fill the air, and she would get up after the fire died and walk barefoot and burned over the charred soil in search of clean water, a weapon, a purpose. She would rebuild.
    • Chapter 31 (p. 231).
  • “We have a war to fight. You don’t understand. We fight in God’s name.”
    “I understand just fine,” Nyx said.
    • Chapter 32 (p. 235).
  • It wasn’t what was done to you. Life was what you did with what was done to you.
    • Chapter 32 (p. 240).
  • Don’t confuse rescue and kidnapping. I have not asked to be rescued.
    • Chapter 34 (p. 252).
  • You could stand near him, listen to him speak, and feel as if you were in the presence of some wiser man, a true mullah. His uncles were the same. Rich, powerful men whose influence allowed them to profit from the war, not fight in it.
    • Chapter 38 (p. 277).
  • “Nyxnissa?”
    She looked back at the queen. “There are no happy endings, Nyxnissa.”
    “I know,” Nyx said. “Life keeps going.”
    • Chapter 39 (p. 285).

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