How Long 'til Black Future Month? (Paperback)
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How Long 'til Black Future Month? (Paperback)

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Published: 29/11/2018
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Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin sharply examines modern society in her first short story collection.

'The most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation... Jemisin seems able to do just about everything'
NEW YORK TIMES

'Smart, sharp and very, very timely'
I NEWSPAPER

'An important collection by a rising star'
GUARDIAN

'Jemisin is now a pillar of speculative fiction, breathtakingly imaginative and narratively bold'
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

'The most critically acclaimed author in contemporary science fiction and fantasy'
GQ

'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

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.

For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:

The Inheritance Trilogy
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Broken Kingdoms
The Kingdom of Gods

Dreamblood Duology
The Killing Moon
The Shadowed Sun

The Broken Earth
The Fifth Season
The Obelisk Gate
The Stone Sky

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780356512549
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Smart, sharp and very, very timely - i newspaper

An important collection by a rising star - Guardian

The most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation... Jemisin seems able to do just about everything - NEW YORK TIMES

Jemisin is now a pillar of speculative fiction, breathtakingly imaginative and narratively bold - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

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

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“Brilliant collection - range, depth and wonder”

I'm grateful to Orbit for an advance copy of this book.

In her introduction to How Long 'til Black Future Month? (the title coming from an essay not included here, but drawing attention to the lack of... More

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“A great collection showing N.K. Jemisin's range brilliantly.”

This is a great short story collection. I've only read a few of her longer novels and she's fantastic in this shorter form.

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“Best short story collection of this year!”

Like every Jemisin’s work so far it is absolutely brilliant and stunning. Truth to be told, I’m a bit of a fangirl but even though I try to be as impartial as possible. This is probably one of the best short story... More

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