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N.K. Jemisin
N. K. Jemisin is an author living and writing in Brooklyn, NY. This is fortunate as she enjoys subways, tiny apartments, and long walks through city parks. Her short fiction has been published in a number of magazines and podcast markets, and has been nominated for the Hugo and Nebula award. ... show more



N. K. Jemisin is an author living and writing in Brooklyn, NY. This is fortunate as she enjoys subways, tiny apartments, and long walks through city parks. Her short fiction has been published in a number of magazines and podcast markets, and has been nominated for the Hugo and Nebula award. Her novels have also been nominated for (collectively) the Hugo, the Nebula, the Tiptree, the Crawford, the Gemmell, the... hell, I lose track. I actually won the Locus Award for Best First Novel and the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award. Yatta yatta yatta.Look, I like to write. In particular I like to write about ordinary people -- all kinds of ordinary people -- in extraordinary situations, preferably in non-Earth worlds which nevertheless reflect our own. I'm trying to write decolonized fiction, for our postcolonial world. And at the end of the day, I just want to tell a good story.If you really like what I have to say and want to hear more, feel free to check out my author blog at nkjemisin.com .Oh, and buy my books!

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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 months ago
"Back to the personal. Need to keep things grounded, ha ha"in "The Fifth Season" by J. K. JemisinSurely most decent SF is unique, each story is different from other stories, each writer is different from each other writer? Most of the speculative/dystopian/ science fiction I've read has been written...
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it 3 months ago
I enjoyed this second book in The Broken Earth trilogy. The world building is fascinating in these stories, and the characters, while intense, are memorable. This book built off of the first story, and it had a new focus on one of the characters that was only alluded in the first book. I can't re...
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Book Thoughts rated it 4 months ago
This was a great fantasy read and worthy of the Hugo award. The story takes place in what appears to be a very distant future earth where geologically the earth is always threatening to bring a catastrophic event that would lead to widespread death and destruction (a "fifth season"). There are multi...
imyril
imyril rated it 6 months ago
I thought The Fifth Season was a masterclass in world-building, but N K Jemisin picks up her world by its ears and just keeps going in this excellent sequel. I am utterly entranced by the details here (honestly, world-building is catnip for me), and here it is more than matched by excellent characte...
Sam's Reading: A Work in Progress
Sam's Reading: A Work in Progress rated it 6 months ago
And I will tell you everything of how, later, as the quiet of death descended, I whispered: Right now.Right now. And the earth whispered back: BurnSo look. I buddy read this with Joanna, and I'm glad. I sucked at it, we mostly touched base about where we were at...because if you read the...
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