Kameron Hurley is the author of the science-fiction noir series God's War, Infidel, and Rapture, which won her the Sydney J. Newbery Award. The Kitschies Award for Best Debut Book and the Bounds Award for Best Newcomer She has been a finalist for the Nebula Award, the Clarke Award, the Locus Award, and the BSFA Award for Best Novel, and has won the Hugo Award twice. Her most recent book, The Mirror Empire, is an epic fantasy. Empire Ascendant, the sequel, will be released in October 2015. She contributes to Locus Magazine on a regular basis.