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The Fifth Season (#1 Broken Earth)

N. K. Jemisin



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Orbit Books
26 July 2016
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Science fiction; Fantasy; Questing & Adventure; Post Holocaust Sci-Fi; Hugo Award

IT STARTS WITH THE GREAT RED RIFT across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun.

IT STARTS WITH DEATH, with a murdered son and a missing daughter.

IT STARTS WITH BETRAYAL, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.

This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.
By:   N. K. Jemisin
Imprint:   Orbit Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   350g
ISBN:   9780356508191
ISBN 10:   0356508196
Series:   Broken Earth
Pages:   512
Publication Date:   26 July 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

N. K. Jemisin is a Brooklyn author whose short fiction and novels have been multiply nominated for the Hugo, the World Fantasy Award, and the Nebula, shortlisted for the Crawford and the Tiptree, and have won the Locus Award. Her website is and she tweets at @nkjemisin.

Reviews for The Fifth Season (#1 Broken Earth)

Jemisin brilliantly illustrates the belief that, yes, imaginative world-building is a vital element of fantasy - but also that every character is a world unto herself NPR Fantasy novels often provide a degree of escapism: a good thing, for any reader who has something worth escaping. Too often, though, that escape comes through a fictional world that erases rather than solves the more complex problems of our own... In Jemisin's work, nature is not unchangeable or inevitable. The Fifth Season invites us to imagine a dismantling of the earth in both the literal and the metaphorical sense, and suggests the possibility of a richer and more fundamental escape. The New York Times

  • Short-listed for Hugo Award Best Novel category 2016 (UK)
  • Short-listed for Nebula Awards in the Novel category 2016 (UK)
  • Short-listed for The Kitschies Red Tentacle 2016 (UK)
  • Short-listed for World Fantasy Awards 2016 (UK)
  • Shortlisted for Hugo Award: Novel Category 2016.
  • Shortlisted for Kitschies: Red Tentacle 2016.
  • Shortlisted for SFWA Nebula Award Novel Category 2016.
  • Winner of Hugo Award: Novel Category 2016.

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