How Long 'til Black Future Month? by N. K. Jemisin audiobook

How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories

By N. K. Jemisin
Read by Shayna SmallGail Nelson-Holgate , Robin Ray Eller , and Ron Butler

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14.18 Hours Unabridged
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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

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2019 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A November 2018 LibraryReads Pick

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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation... Jemisin seems able to do just about everything. New York Times
“Jemisin is a powerhouse of speculative fiction. So, obviously, you need to read this new short story collection.” Bustle
There are so many things in How Long 'Til Black Future Month-from firebirds to Megacops, from truffles to hurricanes, from utopias (maybe) to civil rights marches-that it's impossible to describe. Except to say that every single story here is riveting, provocative, and remarkable. An extraordinary story collection from an extraordinary writer! Connie Willis, Hugo and Nebula Award winner
The most critically acclaimed author in contemporary science fiction and fantasy. GQ
“A stellar cast of seven narrators takes turns performing this collection of shorter pieces by science-fiction novelist Jemisin. Each narrator drills down to the core of the story, developing believable accents and highlighting the characters’ personalities. Listeners will be impressed with how complete each story feels, almost as if this were a collection of novellas…This outstanding audiobook is the season’s must-listen title. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
Jemisin... is a writer of uncanny gifts who is to a moral certainty one of the five best we have right now. ... How inadequate these brief synopses are to convey the sheet beauty to be found in these stories. Sci-Fi
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
Energizing in the way the best science fiction aims to be, forcing readers to look back on the 'real' world with new and eager eyes. Shelf Awareness (starred review)
"[A] collection of diverse and exciting new speculative fiction.” Booklist
Jemisin is now a pillar of speculative fiction, breathtakingly imaginative and narratively bold. Entertainment Weekly
Marvelous and wide-ranging. Los Angeles Times
Powerful and mind-expanding...Jemisin pushes boundaries, experiments with format and theme, and challenges expectations. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Each of the [stories] is masterfully written and beautifully imagined, making the book difficult to put down...Anyone who appreciates Jemisin's work, speculative fiction, or simply the art of the short story shouldn't miss this collection. BookPage
These stories are wonderful. In worlds both invariably cruel and brilliantly imagined, heroism thrives in the margins. Nicky Drayden, author of The Prey of Gods
Jemisin's body of work already spans an extraordinary and "astonishing terrain. Science fiction and fantasy have always been the genres of my heart, and Jemisin is an absolute master. Like Ursula K. Le Guin, she is a visionary who shows us our world by remaking it in stories. Kelly Link
“What is also evident in this short story collection is that Ms. Jemisin can write anything. Her prose, sometimes pulsing, encourages you to read at different tempos as if she is conducting an orchestra.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"The true breadth of [Jemisin's] talent ... comes through to grand effect in her first collection of short fiction... Jemisin is an essential voice in modern-day SFF. B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
“This collection of short stories…eloquently develops a series of passionately felt themes.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Powerful and mind-expanding stories…An excellent introduction for those unfamiliar with her work.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: N. K. Jemisin

Author Bio: N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin is an American author who won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for both The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate. She previoiusly won the Locus Award for her first novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, and her short fiction and novels have been nominated multiple times for Hugo, World Fantasy, and Nebula awards and shortlisted for the Crawford and the James Tiptree, Jr. awards. She is a science fiction and fantasy reviewer for the New York Times.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Urban
Runtime: 14.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English