How Long 'til Black Future Month?

How Long 'til Black Future Month?

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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


Publisher: New York, NY : Orbit, 2018
ISBN: 9780316491365
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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" 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 pa... Read More »

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IndyPL_JosephL Apr 05, 2019

In N. K. Jemisin's short story collection, she works to challenge the limitations of the sci-fi genre that often limits black writers and their perspective. Each story, while disconnected and wildly different, works to express herself into several different forms of sci-fi, adding a uniquely bla... Read More »

A beautiful compilation of afrofuturistic short stories by a master of science fiction. I wish each story was expanded into its own book! Also available as an eBook and eAudiobook.

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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 t... Read More »


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SCL_Justin Jun 11, 2019

This collection of scifi short stories was good, but I think I agree with Jemisin in her introduction when she says she's a novelist and these are more about working out some small ideas. A lot of them feel like the introduction or prologue to a novel rather than something in and of itself. Good stuff but a little slight.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin May 13, 2019

An excellent short story collection! For whatever reason, I have a hard time listening to Jemisin's work on audio...but once I switched over to old school "reading" I loved it!

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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