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How Long 'til Black Future Month?

by N. K. Jemisin


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Three-time Hugo Award winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption that sharply examine modern society in her first collection of short fiction, which includes never-before-seen stories.

"Marvelous and wide-ranging."—Los Angeles Times
"Gorgeous" —NPR Books
"Breathtakingly imaginative and narratively bold."—Entertainment Weekly

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316491341
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 11/27/2018
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 306,121
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

N. K. Jemisin is the first author in the genre's history to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugo Awards, all for her Broken Earth trilogy. Her work has also won the Nebula, Locus, and Goodreads Choice Awards. She is currently a reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, and she has been an instructor for the Clarion and Clarion West writing workshops. In her spare time she is a gamer and gardener, and she is also single-handedly responsible for saving the world from King Ozzymandias, her dangerously intelligent ginger cat, and his phenomenally destructive sidekick Magpie.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

The Ones Who Stay and Fight 1

The City Born Great 14

Red Dirt witch 34

L'Alchimista 58

The Effluent Engine 75

Cloud Dragon Skies 113

The Trojan Girl 126

Valedictorian 150

The Storyteller's Replacement 170

The Brides of Heaven 183

The Evaluators 197

Walking Awake 214

The Elevator Dancer 234

Cuisine des Mémoires 238

Stone Hunger 254

On the Banks of the River Lex 280

The Narcomancer 296

Henosis 333

Too Many Yesterdays, Not Enough Tomorrows 341

The You Train 354

Non-Zero Probabilities 362

Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints, in the City Beneath the Still Waters 373

Acknowledgments 399

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