N. K. Jemisin
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N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin is an author living and writing in Brooklyn, NY. This is fortunate as she enjoys subways, tiny apartments, and long walks through city parks. Her short fiction has been published in a number of magazines and podcast markets, and has been nominated for the Hugo and Nebula award. Her novels have also been nominated for (collectively) the Hugo, the Nebula, the Tiptree, the Crawford, the Gemmell, the... hell, I lose track. I actually won the Locus Award for Best First Novel and the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award. Yatta yatta yatta.

Look, I like to write. In particular I like to write about ordinary people -- all kinds of ordinary people -- in extraordinary situations, preferably in non-Earth worlds which nevertheless reflect our own. I'm trying to write decolonized fiction, for our postcolonial world. And at the end of the day, I just want to tell a good story.

If you really like what I have to say and want to hear more, feel free to check out my author blog at nkjemisin.com .

Oh, and buy my books!

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    • The Fifth Season

    • The Broken Earth, Book 1
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,977
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,073

    This is the way the world ends. For the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great, red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ORIGINAL AND MOVING, EXCELLENT!

    • By Fantasy on 12-01-15

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Obelisk Gate

    • The Broken Earth, Book 2
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,090
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,539
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,527

    This is the way the world ends, for the last time. The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun has found shelter, but not her daughter....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Miles is becoming my favorite narrator

    • By Jesslyn H on 08-29-16

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Stone Sky

    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,840
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,471
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,460

    The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This review is for the entire series

    • By Jesslyn H on 09-05-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Casaundra Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian North. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A well done, original work of fantasy.

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • How Long 'Til Black Future Month?

    • Stories
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Shayna Small, Gail Nelson-Holgate, Robin Ray Eller, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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 listeners with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By R. Davis on 11-27-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Killing Moon

    • Dreamblood, Book 1
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 626
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 575
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 573

    In Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops wait the Gatherers - the keepers of this peace. Their duty is to harvest the magic of the sleeping mind and use it to heal, soothe . . . and kill....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Breathtaking

    • By Jenn on 09-06-12

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Kingdom of Gods

    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Casaundra Freeman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    For 2,000 years, the Arameri family has ruled the world by enslaving the very gods that created mortalkind. Now, the gods are free, and the Arameri's ruthless grip is slipping. Yet they are all that stands between peace and world-spanning, unending war....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Phenomenal

    • By S. Hayes on 01-17-19

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Broken Kingdoms

    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Casaundra Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 92

    In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a strange homeless man on an impulse. This act of kindness engulfs Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I can't think of a flaw

    • By khalil Ford on 02-15-19

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Shadowed Sun

    • Dreamblood, Book 2
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
    • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295

    Gujaareh, the city of dreams, suffers under the imperial rule of the Kisuati Protectorate. A city where the only law was peace now knows violence and oppression. And nightmares....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sequel to The Killing Moon

    • By Blythe on 04-09-16

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Mass Effect: Initiation

    • By: N. K. Jemisin, Mac Walters
    • Narrated by: Fryda Wolff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    Lieutenant Cora Harper joined the Systems Alliance to develop and enhance her powerful biotic talents....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok...Not bad...Not great

    • By Denis on 11-30-17

    Regular price: $24.47

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