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How Long 'til Black Future Month?

How Long 'til Black Future Month?

Stories

Three-time Hugo Award winner N. K. Jemisin’s first collection of short fiction challenges and enchants with breathtaking stories of destruction, rebirth, and redemption.

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.

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 Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition)
Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction)
The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella)

Dreamblood Duology
The Killing Moon
The Shadowed Sun

The Dreamblood Duology (omnibus)

The Broken Earth
The Fifth Season
The Obelisk Gate
The Stone Sky
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Genre: Fiction / Fiction / African American

On Sale: November 27th 2018

Price: $13.99 / $17.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 416

ISBN-13: 9780316491358

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Praise

"There are so many things in How Long 'Til Black Future Month-from firebirds to Megacops, from truffles to hurricanes, from utopias (maybe) to civil rights marches-that it's impossible to describe. Except to say that every single story here is riveting, provocative, and remarkable. An extraordinary story collection from an extraordinary writer!"—Connie Willis, Hugo and Nebula Award winner
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"Jemisin is now a pillar of speculative fiction, breathtakingly imaginative and narratively bold."—Entertainment Weekly
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"The stories are wonderful. In worlds both invariably cruel and brilliantly imagined, heroism thrives in the margins."—Nicky Drayden, author of The Prey of Gods
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"Arguably the most important speculative writer of her generation...She's that good."—John Scalzi, Wall Street Journal on The Stone Sky
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"[N. K. Jemisin] has pretty well conquered [the epic fantasy scene] with the Broken Earth."—The New York Times on The Stone Sky
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"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."—NPR Books on The Stone Sky
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"A real tour de force . . . one of the best fantasy trilogies in recent memory."—RT Book Reviews (five stars)
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"N. K. Jemisin's Broken Earth trilogy is the best new speculative fiction I've read in a long time . . . Intricate [and] captivating."—Literary Hub
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"[N. K. Jemisin's] books have abstracted real-life race issues in a way that serves to magnify the truth."—Washington Post
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"It's honestly difficult to describe just how good N. K. Jemisin's Broken Earth trilogy is . . . if you don't read this trilogy, you'll regret it."—Syfy Wire
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"Reshapes the face of epic fantasy."—B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
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"Stunning and well constructed ... a book that imbues itself with deeper meaning the more it unfolds and reveals itself, and by the end, I saw everything in a new light. I knew Jemisin was talented, being a huge fan of her Inheritance and Dreamblood books, but here she employs heretofore unseen skills."—Lightspeed on The Fifth Season
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"One of the most celebrated new voices in epic fantasy."—Salon.com
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