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

How Long 'til Black Future Month?

In these stories, Jemisin sharply examines modern society, infusing magic into the mundane, and drawing deft parallels in the fantasy realms of her imagination. Dragons and hateful spirits haunt the flooded city 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 figure out how to save her daughter from a fey...


Details How Long 'til Black Future Month?

TitleHow Long 'til Black Future Month?
ISBN9780316491341
Author
Release DateNov 27th, 2018
PublisherOrbit
LanguageEnglish
GenreShort Stories, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Science Fiction Fantasy, Speculative Fiction
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Reviews How Long 'til Black Future Month?

  • Leah Rachel
    2018-10-11
    How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn’t a story in the twenty-two that didn’t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told—there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume. Jemisin opens with “The Ones Who Stay and Fight,” a direct story response to Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas.” It ends with a pa...
  • Liz Barnsley
    2018-11-20
    I’ve recently been making my way through this authors ” Broken Earth ” trilogy – one book to go- and the way she writes is so creative, beautifully done, so as a fan of short stories generally I was looking forward to this.There is an art to the short story form, not every author no matter how talented can pull them off, but N K Jemisin certainly can. In this collection we have varying lengths but each one is a small gem unto itself, expl...
  • Katy
    2018-09-21
    I was utterly delighted to get my hands on a copy of How Long ’til Black Future Month. Short story collections are generally a struggle for me, but I’ll read anything Jemisin writes. The variety of these 22 stories is stunning. Some are set in our own world with magical elements, while others unfold in more fantastical settings. I was thrilled that one of the stories is set in the universe of her Broken Earth Trilogy. I did prefer the stories...
  • USOM
    2018-11-12
    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)I am the biggest Jemisin fan. Seriously. Sell me some of her grocery lists. Ever since finishing The Broken Earth trilogy, I've been obsessed ever since. And this collection is no different. While it's different than anything I've ever seen, it truly showcases Jemisin's true gift of writing. Jemisin is such a talented writer in...
  • Candice
    2018-11-08
    N.K. Jemisin does not disappoint in her first short story collection. The collection features 22 stories (yes, TWENTY TWO!), and all have themes of rebellion, resistance, and resilience.Whether writing about chefs, or witches, or cities, or dragons, or computer code, or aliens, Jemisin's writing is simply stunning. She explores themes of fighting versus walking away in pretty much every story, along with resilience. It's difficult to choose favor...
  • Brad Bell
    2018-11-29
    I waited patiently for this book, Jemisin’s first collection of short fiction and I was not disappointed. Collecting stories spanning her whole career, I was surprised by the richness and imagination of these stories. Whether it’s a alien story told in military memos or a restaurant that’s used a time rip to make special dishes, all these stories were great.The most interesting aspect of these collection is a obvious precursor stories to wo...
  • Rebecca
    2018-11-27
    Beautiful. Each story became a new favorite. The audible version is fantastic and brought so much life to each vignette.