N. K. Jemisin is the first author in the genre's 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 trilogy, 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.
Brilliant . . . gorgeous writing and unexpected plot twistsAstounding . . . 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 comeExceptional . . . those who anxiously awaited this sequel will find the only problem is that the wait must begin again once the last page is turnedVivid characters, a tautly constructed plot, and outstanding worldbuilding meld into an impressive and timely story