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Author: N. K. Jemisin

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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; Reprint edition (August 13, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316491373
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316491372
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.4 x 8.4 inches 
Three-time Hugo Award winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption that sharply examine modern society in her first collection of short fiction, which includes never-before-seen stories.
 
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.

Reviews

"The most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation... Jemisin seems able to do just about everything."―New York Times

"Jemisin's phenomenal success has been something like an earthquake ripping through the traditional order of fantasy itself."―New York/Vulture

"The most critically acclaimed author in contemporary science fiction and fantasy."―GQ

"Jemisin's stories are discerning, thought-provoking, and beautifully crafted, showcasing a master at work."―Pen America

"Marvelous and wide-ranging."―Los Angeles Times

"One line from [Jemisin's introduction] has tattooed itself on my mind, a sort of manifesto for her ongoing work and all the fiction I love: 'Now I am bolder, and angrier, and more joyful.' I felt, after reading these stories, that I was too."―NPR Books

"N. K. Jemisin is a powerhouse of speculative fiction. So, obviously, you need to read this new short story collection."
Bustle

"Read her books-they're probably better than whatever else you were going to read next."―Literary Hub

"Jemisin is now a pillar of speculative fiction, breathtakingly imaginative and narratively bold."―Entertainment Weekly

"Nora Jemisin is a writer of uncanny gifts who is to a moral certainty one of the five best we have right now."―Sci-Fi

Author

N. K. Jemisin is the first author in the genre's history to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugo Awards, all for her Broken Earth trilogy. Her work has also won the Nebula, Locus, and Goodreads Choice Awards. She is currently a reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, and she has been an instructor for the Clarion and Clarion West writing workshops. In her spare time she is a gamer and gardener, and she is also single-handedly responsible for saving the world from King Ozzymandias, her dangerously intelligent ginger cat, and his phenomenally destructive sidekick Magpie.