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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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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 2 weeks ago
Definitely going to read the other stories in this collection. This was a wonderful way to pass the day in bed on Sunday. Also this weekend in the U.S. we should be seeing a cool down. There is even snow happening in some parts. And as for me I am going leaf peeping. So this book was the perfect th...
A Man With A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it 2 months ago
This was a stunning collection of short fiction. I've never read Jemisin before, so I was astonished at the ideas and the characters here. My usual complaint with story collections is how they can be inconsistent and if one story is bad enough it can take down the whole collection. There is nothin...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 2 months ago
"The Fifth Season" is a remarkable book on the evil of slavery the ruthlessness of empires, the hunger for freedom and the persistence of hope. "The Fifth Season" deserves all the praise it has received. It uses non-linear but easy to follow storytelling to explore heartbreak...
capriceum
capriceum rated it 4 months ago
It took about 50 pages for the author's voice to grow on me. Once the story got rolling and I understood the vocabulary more clearly it was a captivating read.We get a very nice range and scope of perspectives: a gay, disenchanted master orogene and the student assigned to make a baby with him; a se...
Bookish Blerd
Bookish Blerd rated it 6 months ago
Author: N. K. Jemisin Narrator: Robin Miles Time: 15:27 | Pages: 500 Um...wow! I'm still trying to wrap my head around this one. This novel was so beautifully complex without becoming convoluted. I'm still trying to make sense of the fact that the three women we follow in this story is all the...
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