How Long 'til Black Future Month?

How Long 'til Black Future Month?

Book - 2018 | First edition.
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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. In these stories, Jemisin sharply examines modern society, infusing magic into the mundane, and drawing deft parallels in the fantasy realms of her imagination. 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Orbit, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316491341
0316491349
9780316491372
0316491373
Branch Call Number: FIC JEMISIN
Characteristics: xii, 400 pages ; 22 cm

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Long have I been a fan of Jemisin’s work, and her debut short story collection impressed me with its gorgeously imaginative tales that challenged, expanded, and reformatted my impressions of what the speculative fiction genre is all about. Suggested by Kimberly P.


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IndyPL_JosephL Feb 14, 2019

While not all the stories of this anthology are created equal, they are all fantastic for what they are intended to accomplish. As Jemisin expresses in the book's forward, there is a lack of diversity in the science fiction world, both in terms of characters and authors, and this book is meant to help remedy this problem by drawing attention to that fact. Full of different styles of stories featuring everything from steampunk to fantasy and the reaches of outer space, Jemisin's stories offer a lot to enjoy and digest for a wide range of sci-fi/fantasy readers.

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