Hugo award winner, Kameron Hurley is making Black Out Punch today to go with her novel, The Stars Are Legion.
Kameron is the author of the essay collection The Geek Feminist Revolution, as well as the award-winning God’s War Trilogy and The Worldbreaker Saga. Hurley has won the Hugo Award, Kitschy Award, and Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer. She was also a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Nebula Award, and the Gemmell Morningstar Award. Her short fiction has appeared in Popular Science Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, and many anthologies. She posts regularly at KameronHurley.com.
THE STARS ARE LEGION
In The Stars are Legion, Zan wakes with no memory, captive of a people who claim they are her family. She’s told she is their salvation – the general who could turn the tide of war in their favor. But her family’s stories of the past are suspect from the very start, and it isn’t long before Zan realizes this isn’t the first time she’s woken up without a past. But why?
This is a space opera for people who love thrillers and the weirdness of what we’d have to become to survive travel between the stars.
I’ve heard that after a couple of strong drinks, you can see the world better for what it really is. Keep drinking, and maybe you can forget what you saw. Maybe that’s what Zan did. Maybe not. You’ll have to read it to find out. Until then, you can enjoy her favorite drink.
This version of Black Out Punch is based on the old southern favorite, the mint julep. So sweet and refreshing that you don’t even mind when reality starts to fade away…
BLACK OUT PUNCH
For when you need to forget what ails you
1 glass of appropriate size
1 bottle bourbon (because your glass may be large)
2-4 tablespoons Splenda (in space, all the sweetener is fake)
4-8 mint leaves
1 cinnamon stick
Fill glass half full of crushed ice. Add 3 crushed mint leaves and 1-2 tablespoons Splenda. Then fill to brim again with more crushed ice. Pour bourbon over ice until the liquid reaches the top. Give a good stir with a teaspoon or a clean finger. Top with a sprig of mint, and drink until you forget.
About the Book:
Somewhere 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. Here in the darkness, a war for control of the Legion has been waged for generations, 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 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 the band of cast-off followers she has gathered survive the horrors of the Legion and its people long enough to deliver it?