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
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
The Ones Who Stay and Fight 1
The City Born Great 14
Red Dirt witch 34
The Effluent Engine 75
Cloud Dragon Skies 113
The Trojan Girl 126
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
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
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