N. K. Jemisin is a Brooklyn author who won the Hugo Award for Best
Novel for The Fifth Season, which was also a New York
Times Notable Book of 2015. She previously 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, Nebula, and RT Reviewers' Choice 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,
and you can find her online at nkjemisin.com.
"Shines for its remarkable characters and graceful
"An engaging and fast-paced read with some truly excellent and complicated worldbuilding, The Killing Moon is the first of two planned books. Ehiru and Nijiri are complicated and interesting characters, and the way Jemisin slowly reveals the workings of their religion and what it means to be corrupt make for an absolutely fascinating read."--RT Book Reviews
"[A] gripping series launch... as well as a rousing political and supernatural adventure."--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"In The Killing Moon, Jemisin displays her usual skill at portraying a world whose contours seem simple at first but which quickly break down into something much more complex and dissonant. The world is so fully fleshed out that I could breathe its spices, while the story and characters are so much a part of the world that you could not pull this story or these people out and plug them into a different setting. Jemisin proves yet again that she is one of the important new writers in the sff scene."--Kate Elliott, author of Cold Fire, on The Killing Moon.
"Ah N.K. Jemisin, you can do no wrong.... The blend of cultures and lore she draws on to make this very unique world is just stunning, and the fact that she inhabits it with such 3-dimensional characters is even more impressive.... If you want to get away from traditional fantasy world-building, but keep the compelling characters and deep lore, definitely pick this up!!"--Felicia Day