Tags: N.K. Jemisin
Fran Wilde Women in SF&F Month: Fran Wilde

Today I’m delighted to welcome fantasy and science fiction author Fran Wilde! Her debut novel, Updraft, won the Andre Norton Award, received the Compton Crook Award, and was a finalist for the Nebula Award for Best Novel. It’s followed by the second book in the Bone Universe trilogy, Cloudbound, with the third book, Horizon, following in September 2017. She’s also the author of several short stories and the novelette “The Jewel and Her Lapidary,” a finalist for both this year’s Hugo Award […]

The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin Review of The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin

It’s astonishing to recall that N. K. Jemisin’s impressive debut novel The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms was released a mere six years ago since it’s difficult to imagine a time when she wasn’t one of my favorite authors. In the last few years, she’s published six more novels—the rest of the Inheritance trilogy, the Dreamblood duology, and now, the first two books in The Broken Earth trilogy—and has proven to be one of the more consistently excellent writers I’ve read. Three of her novels (The Hundred Thousand […]

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin Women in SF&F Month Giveaway: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

The book being given away this week is one of my personal favorites: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin (who wrote a Women in SF&F Month post titled “Don’t Fear the Unicorn” in 2012). I’m far from the only one who loves this book—after the book recommendations from 2015 were added to the list of recommended SFF books by women begun by Renay, it became the single most recommended book with a total of 29 recommendations! The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is a special […]

The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin Mini Review: The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

Book Description from Goodreads: This is the way the world ends. Again. Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, a woman living an ordinary life in a small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Meanwhile, mighty Sanze — the world-spanning empire whose innovations have been civilization’s bedrock for a thousand years — collapses as most of its citizens are murdered to serve a madman’s vengeance. And worst […]

The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin Favorite Books of 2012 (So Far)

I’ve been debating whether or not to do one of these posts since I haven’t read as many books as this point in the year as I normally have. After thinking about it, I decided to just do a condensed version containing the two books that I think stand out from all the rest, plus one honorable mention. My #1 spot belongs to The Killing Moon, the first book in The Dreamblood duology by N. K. Jemisin. The writing, worldbuilding, […]

The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin Review of The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin

The Killing Moon is the first book of the Dreamblood, a new Egyptian-inspired fantasy duology by N. K. Jemisin, whose Inheritance trilogy has books that were nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards. It was released in trade paperback and ebook earlier this month, and The Shadowed Sun (Dreamblood 2) will be available next month. Rest assured that despite the small wait between volumes, there is no cliff-hanger ending at the end of The Killing Moon, and the […]