Kameron Hurley’s The Light Brigade (2019) is a novel about a soldier. Her name is Dietz and she is a soldier in the Tene-Silvia Corporate Corps. As part of their service, they get deployed to different places to fight. Dietz and her comrades get transported by being converted into light and beamed to where they need to fight. But there’s something wrong. Dietz is disoriented after the jumps, she forgets some events and everyone else remembers what she forgot. Is she going crazy? She needs to figure out what is going on before someone in charge discovers what is going on and kicks her out of the corps.
So I gotta be honest, I didn’t like this book. I think there might be a couple of reasons why this is. I am not entirely familiar with the military sci-fi genre. This means I”m not entirely clear on what to expect from the story. I thought the pace was a little slow for my taste and I was expecting a lot more war scenes. The book has some battle scenes, but I guess they weren’t enough for my taste.
Just because I didn’t like the book doesn’t mean it’s a bad book. The cover art is superb and the overall premise of the story is interesting. It just didn’t develop fast enough for my taste.If military sci-fi is a genre you like, please read this book.
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