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

Whether she's exploring alien life forms or political machinations, self-sacrifice or monsters in New Orleans, Jemisin's characters are boldly drawn, complex, and so engaging. This is a great gift for any long-time fan and a solid introduction to her work for the curious, and I highly recommend you grab yourself the gorgeous hardcover version. Book Riot/Swords & Spaceships
Jemisin's phenomenal success has been something like an earthquake ripping through the traditional order of fantasy itself. New York/Vulture
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
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
"N. K. Jemisin is a powerhouse of speculative fiction. So, obviously, you need to read this new short story collection. Bustle
"Established fans of Jemisin's work and general fantasy and sf readers alike should check out this collection of diverse and exciting new speculative fiction. Booklist
Powerful and mind-expanding...Jemisin pushes boundaries, experiments with format and theme, and challenges expectations. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Marvelous and wide-ranging. Los Angeles Times
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)
The most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation... Jemisin seems able to do just about everything. New York Times
Nora Jemisin is a writer of uncanny gifts who is to a moral certainty one of the five best we have right now. 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 Books
"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
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
The most critically acclaimed author in contemporary science fiction and fantasy. GQ
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
"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
Read her books-they're probably better than whatever else you were going to read next. Literary Hub
Jemisin's stories are discerning, thought-provoking, and beautifully crafted, showcasing a master at work. Pen America
A brilliant example of how we in the present are making the future with our actions and how the future may exist in our past... 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. Slow moving tension and suspense make you fearful, but then entices you into reading the next sentence. Lush descriptive passages conjure cinematic vistas. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
[E]loquently develops a series of passionately felt themes... one of speculative fiction's most thoughtful and exciting writers. Kirkus (starred review)
Jemisin is now a pillar of speculative fiction, breathtakingly imaginative and narratively bold. Entertainment Weekly
“Jemisin is a powerhouse of speculative fiction. So, obviously, you need to read this new short story collection.” Bustle
“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
“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 Bio: N. K. Jemisin

Author Bio: N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin is an American author who has won three consecutive Hugo Awards for Best Novel. Her work has also won the Nebula, Locus, and Goodreads Choice awards. She is a reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, and she has been an instructor for the Clarion and Clarion West writing workshops.

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