Double Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin sharply examines modern society in her first short story collection.
Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin sharply examines modern society in her first short story collection.
N. K. Jemisin is one of the most powerful and acclaimed speculative fiction authors of our time. In the first collection of her evocative short fiction, Jemisin equally challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption.
In these stories, Jemisin sharply examines modern society, infusing magic into the mundane, and drawing deft parallels in the fantasy realms of her imagination. Dragons and hateful spirits haunt the flooded streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In a parallel universe, a utopian society watches our world, trying to learn from our mistakes. A black mother in the Jim Crow South must save her daughter from a fey offering impossible promises. And in the Hugo award-nominated short story THE CITY BORN GREAT, a young street kid fights to give birth to an old metropolis's soul.
For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:
The Inheritance Trilogy
THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS
THE BROKEN KINGDOMS
THE KINGDOM OF GODS
THE KILLING MOON
THE SHADOWED SUN
The Broken Earth
THE FIFTH SEASON
THE OBELISK GATE
THE STONE SKY
Intricate and extraordinary
Brilliant . . . gorgeous writing and unexpected plot twists
Jemisin's follow-up to The Fifth Season is exceptional. Those who anxiously awaited this sequel will find the only problem is that the wait must begin again once the last page is turned
Arguably the most important speculative writer of her generation . . . She's that good
The depth and breadth of Jemisin's achievement with this trilogy is geologic. These books are a revolution in which I want to take part
N. K. Jemisin is the first author in history to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugo Awards, for her Broken Earth trilogy. She is a MacArthur 2020 Genius Grant Fellow. Her work has won the Nebula and Locus Awards, and the first book in her current Great Cities trilogy, The City We Became, is a New York Times bestseller. Among other critical work, she was formerly the speculative book reviewer at the New York Times. In her spare time she's a gamer and gardener, responsible for saving the world from Ozymandias, her dangerously intelligent ginger cat, and his destructive sidekick Magpie. Essays and fiction excerpts are available at nkjemisin.com.