N. K. Jemisin is the first author in history to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugo Awards, for her Broken Earth trilogy. She is a MacArthur 2020 Genius Grant Fellow. Her work has won the Nebula and Locus Awards, and the first book in her current Great Cities series, The City We Became, is a New York Times bestseller. Among other critical work, she was formerly the speculative book reviewer at the New York Times. In her spare time she's a gamer and gardener, responsible for saving the world from Ozymandias, her dangerously intelligent ginger cat, and his destructive sidekick Magpie. Essays and fiction excerpts are available at nkjemisin.com.
Intricate and extraordinary - New York TimesBrilliant . . . gorgeous writing and unexpected plot twists - Washington PostAstounding . . . Jemisin maintains a gripping voice and an emotional core that not only carries the story through its complicated setting, but sets things up for even more staggering revelations to come - NPR BooksA must-buy . . . breaks uncharted ground - Library Journal (starred review)An ambitious book with a shifting point of view and a protagonist whose full complexity doesn't become apparent till toward the end of the novel . . . Jemisin's work itself is part of a slow but definite change in sci-fi and fantasy - Guardian