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Author: N. K. Jemisin Narrator: Nicole Small, Robin Ray Eller, Ron Butler, Gail Nelson-Holgate, Shayna Small, others Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2018 ISBN: 9781549147289
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Three-time Hugo Award winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin sharply examines modern society in her first collection of short fiction.

N. K. Jemisin is one of the most powerful and acclaimed authors of our time. In the first collection of her evocative short fiction, which includes never-before-seen stories, Jemisin equally challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption.

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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Quotes & Awards

  • 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
  • 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
  • Powerful and mind-expanding...Jemisin pushes boundaries, experiments with format and theme, and challenges expectations. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • [E]loquently develops a series of passionately felt themes... one of speculative fiction's most thoughtful and exciting writers. Kirkus (starred review)
  • "Each of the [stories] is masterfully written and beautifully imagined, making the book difficult to put down...Anyone who appreciates Jemisin's work, speculative fiction, or simply the art of the short story shouldn't miss this collection.
    BookPage
  • Whether she's exploring alien life forms or political machinations, self-sacrifice or monsters in New Orleans, Jemisin's characters are boldly drawn, complex, and so engaging. This is a great gift for any long-time fan and a solid introduction to her work for the curious, and I highly recommend you grab yourself the gorgeous hardcover version. Book Riot/Swords & Spaceships
  • 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
  • "Established fans of Jemisin's work and general fantasy and sf readers alike should check out this collection of diverse and exciting new speculative fiction.
    Booklist
  • These stories are wonderful. In worlds both invariably cruel and brilliantly imagined, heroism thrives in the margins. Nicky Drayden, author of The Prey of Gods
  • "The true breadth of [Jemisin's] talent ... comes through to grand effect in her first collection of short fiction... Jemisin is an essential voice in modern-day SFF.
    B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
  • “Jemisin is a powerhouse of speculative fiction. So, obviously, you need to read this new short story collection.”

    Bustle

  • “A stellar cast of seven narrators takes turns performing this collection of shorter pieces by science-fiction novelist Jemisin. Each narrator drills down to the core of the story, developing believable accents and highlighting the characters’ personalities. Listeners will be impressed with how complete each story feels, almost as if this were a collection of novellas…This outstanding audiobook is the season’s must-listen title. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “This collection of short stories…eloquently develops a series of passionately felt themes…These stories span Jemisin’s career; they demonstrate both the growth and active flourishing of one of speculative fiction’s most thoughtful and exciting writers.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Powerful and mind-expanding stories…Throughout these stories, Jemisin’s versatility is on full display, giving her diverse protagonists numerous chances to shine…Those who only know Jemisin for her groundbreaking novels will be impressed all over again by her short fiction, and it serves as an excellent introduction for those unfamiliar with her work.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • A November 2018 LibraryReads Pick
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month

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About the Author

N. K. Jemisin is an American author who won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for both The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate. She previoiusly won the Locus Award for her first novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, and her short fiction and novels have been nominated multiple times for Hugo, World Fantasy, and Nebula awards and shortlisted for the Crawford and the James Tiptree, Jr. awards. She is a science fiction and fantasy reviewer for the New York Times.

About the Narrators

Nicole Small (a.k.a. Shayna Small) is an actress/singer born and raised in Chicago. In the middle of her freshman year of high school she relocated to Baltimore to attend a performing arts school. She holds a BFA in drama at the Juilliard School. Her theater credits include Hurt Village and The Threepenny Opera.

Robin Ray Eller is an audiobook narrator whose readings include Life Interrupted by Priscilla Shirer and Black Like Us, an anthology. She has also worked extensively as an actress, singer, and dancer.

Ron Butler is a Los Angeles–based actor, Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator, and voice artist with over a hundred film and television credits. Most kids will recognize him from the three seasons he spent on Nickelodeon’s True Jackson, VP. He works regularly as a commercial and animation voice-over artist and has voiced a wide variety of audiobooks. He is a member of the Atlantic Theater Company and an Independent Filmmaker Project Award winner for his work in the HBO film Everyday People.

Joe Bevilacqua, also known as Joe Bev, is a public radio producer and radio theater dramatist. However, his career has taken him into every aspect of show business, including stage, film, and television as a producer, director, writer, author, actor, journalist, documentarian, and even cartoonist. He is also a member of the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York City.