The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-02-04
ISBN: 0748115900
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms Book Excerpt:

The debut novel from the triple Hugo Award-winning N. K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season ***WINNER of the Locus Award for Best First Novel*** ***WINNER of the RT Reviewer's Choice Award*** ***Shortlisted for the Tiptree, the Crawford, the Nebula, the Hugo, the World Fantasy, the David Gemmell and the Goodreads Readers' Choice Awards*** Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky - a palace above the clouds where gods' and mortals' lives are intertwined. There, to her shock, Yeine is named one of the potential heirs to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with a pair of cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother's death and her family's bloody history. But it's not just mortals who have secrets worth hiding and Yeine will learn how perilous the world can be when love and hate - and gods and mortals - are bound inseparably. The Inheritance Trilogy begins with The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, continues in The Broken Kingdoms and concludes in The Kingdom of Gods. Also by N. K. Jemisin: The Broken Earth trilogy The Fifth Season The Obelisk Gate The Stone Sky The Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun

The Inheritance Trilogy

The Inheritance Trilogy
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 1472
Release: 2014-12-09
ISBN: 0316333980
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Inheritance Trilogy Book Excerpt:

After her mother's death, a young woman is summoned to the floating city of Sky to claim a royal inheritance she never knew existed in this epic fantasy trilogy from the NYT bestselling author of The Fifth Season. Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle. The Inheritance Trilogy omnibus includes the novels: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, The Broken Kingdoms, The Kingdom of Gods, and a brand new novella set in the same world: The Awakened Kingdom.

The Broken Kingdoms

The Broken Kingdoms
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-11-04
ISBN: 074811713X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Broken Kingdoms Book Excerpt:

The debut series from the double Hugo Award-winning N. K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season 'Lush and evocative' Naomi Novik, author of Uprooted In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a homeless man who glows like a living sun to her strange sight. However, this act of kindness is to engulf Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy. Someone, somehow, is murdering godlings, leaving their desecrated bodies all over the city. Oree's peculiar guest is at the heart of it, his presence putting her in mortal danger - but is it him the killers want, or Oree? And is the earthly power of the Arameri king their ultimate goal, or have they set their sights on the Lord of Night himself? The Inheritance Trilogy begins with The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, continues in The Broken Kingdoms and concludes in The Kingdom of Gods.

The Kingdom Of Gods

The Kingdom Of Gods
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-10-06
ISBN: 0748126317
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kingdom Of Gods Book Excerpt:

The debut series from the double Hugo Award-winning N. K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season For two thousand years the Arameri family has ruled the world by enslaving the very gods that created mortalkind. Now the gods are free, and the Arameri's ruthless grip is slipping. Yet they are all that stands between peace and world-spanning, unending war. Shahar, last scion of the family, must choose her loyalties. She yearns to trust Sieh, the godling she loves. Yet her duty as Arameri heir is to uphold the family's interests, even if that means using and destroying everyone she cares for. As long-suppressed rage and terrible new magics consume the world, the Maelstrom - which even gods fear - is summoned forth. Shahar and Sieh: mortal and god, lovers and enemies. Can they stand together against the chaos that threatens the kingdom of gods? The Inheritance Trilogy begins with The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, continues in The Broken Kingdoms and concludes in The Kingdom of Gods.

Shades in Shadow

Shades in Shadow
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN: 0356506894
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shades in Shadow Book Excerpt:

From the shadows of the greater stories, away from the bright light of Sky and wending 'round the sagas of the Arameri, come three quieter tales. A newborn god with an old, old soul struggles to find a reason to live. A powerful demon searches for her father, and answers. And in a prequel to the Inheritance Trilogy, a newly-enslaved Nahadoth forges a dark alliance with a mortal, for survival... and revenge. Return to the world of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms in these three interconnected short tales.

The Awakened Kingdom

The Awakened Kingdom
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2014-12-09
ISBN: 0316259055
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Awakened Kingdom Book Excerpt:

The long awaited sequel to the Inheritance trilogy -- a novella by award winning author N. K. Jemisin where a godling must struggle to grow in the shadow of her parents. Some truths must be learned the hard way. . . As the first new godling born in thousands of years -- and the heir presumptive to Sieh the Trickster -- Shill's got big shoes to fill. She's well on her way when she defies her parents and sneaks off to the mortal realm, which is no place for an impressionable young god. In short order she steals a demon's grandchild, gets herself embroiled in a secret underground magical dance competition, and offends her oldest and most powerful sibling. But for Eino, the young Darren man whom Shill has befriended, the god-child's silly games are serious business. Trapped in an arranged marriage and prohibited from pursuing his dreams, he has had enough. He will choose his own fate, even if he must betray a friend in the process -- and Shill might just have to grow up faster than she thinks. This novella, The Awakened Kingdom takes place after the events of The Kingdom of Gods and will also be included in both the print and ebook ominbus of The Inheritance Trilogy in 12/14.

The City We Became

The City We Became
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-03-24
ISBN: 0356512657
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The City We Became Book Excerpt:

'A glorious fantasy, set in that most imaginary of cities, New York' Neil Gaiman on THE CITY WE BECAME 'The most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation. . .Jemisin seems able to do just about everything' NEW YORK TIMES 'Jemisin is now a pillar of speculative fiction, breathtakingly imaginative and narratively bold' ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Five New Yorkers must band together to defend their city in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin. Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She's got five. But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs beneath the earth, threatening to destroy the city and her five protectors unless they can come together and stop it once and for all. 'The most critically acclaimed author in contemporary science fiction and fantasy' GQ 'N. K. Jemisin is a powerhouse of speculative fiction' BUSTLE ***Winner of Best Fantasy at the Audie Awards*** ***Winner of the BSFA Award for Best Novel*** ***Shortlisted for the Hugo Awards*** ***Nominated for the Nebula Awards*** Also by N. K. Jemisin: The Inheritance trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun

Race and Popular Fantasy Literature

Race and Popular Fantasy Literature
Author: Helen Young
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-08-11
ISBN: 1317532171
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race and Popular Fantasy Literature Book Excerpt:

This book illuminates the racialized nature of twenty-first century Western popular culture by exploring how discourses of race circulate in the Fantasy genre. It examines not only major texts in the genre, but also the impact of franchises, industry, editorial and authorial practices, and fan engagements on race and representation. Approaching Fantasy as a significant element of popular culture, it visits the struggles over race, racism, and white privilege that are enacted within creative works across media and the communities which revolve around them. While scholars of Science Fiction have explored the genre’s racialized constructs of possible futures, this book is the first examination of Fantasy to take up the topic of race in depth. The book’s interdisciplinary approach, drawing on Literary, Cultural, Fan, and Whiteness Studies, offers a cultural history of the anxieties which haunt Western popular culture in a century eager to declare itself post-race. The beginnings of the Fantasy genre’s habits of whiteness in the twentieth century are examined, with an exploration of the continuing impact of older problematic works through franchising, adaptation, and imitation. Young also discusses the major twenty-first century sub-genres which both re-use and subvert Fantasy conventions. The final chapter explores debates and anti-racist praxis in authorial and fan communities. With its multi-pronged approach and innovative methodology, this book is an important and original contribution to studies of race, Fantasy, and twenty-first century popular culture.

The Killing Moon

The Killing Moon
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-05-03
ISBN: 0748129995
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Killing Moon Book Excerpt:

'UTTERLY ENTHRALLING' Trudi Canavan 'The most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation . . . Jemisin seems able to do just about everything' NEW YORK TIMES 'Jemisin is now a pillar of speculative fiction, breathtakingly imaginative and narratively bold' ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY From the multi award-winning N. K. Jemisin comes a captivating fantasy series of dreams, intrigue and forbidden magic. In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and amongst the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers - the keepers of this peace. Priests of the dream-goddess, their duty is to harvest the magic of the sleeping mind and use it to heal, soothe . . . and kill those judged corrupt. But when a conspiracy blooms within Gujaareh's great temple, Ehiru - the most famous of the city's Gatherers - must question everything he knows. Someone, or something, is murdering innocent dreamers in the goddess' name, stalking its prey both in Gujaareh's alleys and the realm of dreams. Ehiru must now protect the woman he was sent to kill - or watch the city be devoured by war and forbidden magic. Also by N. K. Jemisin: The Inheritance trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Broken Earth trilogy The Fifth Season The Obelisk Gate The Stone Sky The Great Cities trilogy The City We Became

How Long til Black Future Month

How Long  til Black Future Month
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-11-27
ISBN: 0316491357
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Long til Black Future Month Book Excerpt:

Three-time Hugo Award winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption that sharply examine modern society in her first collection of short fiction, which includes never-before-seen stories. "Marvelous and wide-ranging." -- Los Angeles Times"Gorgeous" -- NPR Books"Breathtakingly imaginative and narratively bold." -- Entertainment Weekly Spirits haunt the flooded streets 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 save her daughter from a fey offering impossible promises. And in the Hugo award-nominated short story "The City Born Great," a young street kid fights to give birth to an old metropolis's soul.

The Obelisk Gate

The Obelisk Gate
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-08-16
ISBN: 0356504891
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Obelisk Gate Book Excerpt:

Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel The second book in the record-breaking triple Hugo Award-winning trilogy The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun has found shelter, but not her missing daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request only Essun can grant. Praise for this trilogy: 'Amazing' Ann Leckie 'Breaks uncharted ground' Library Journal 'Beautiful' Nnedi Okorafor 'Astounding' NPR 'Brilliant' Washington Post 'Heartbreaking, wholly unexpected' Brian Staveley 'Awesome' Book Smugglers 'A powerful story of hope and survival' The Root The Broken Earth trilogy begins with The Fifth Season, continues in The Obelisk Gate and concludes with The Stone Sky - out now. Also by N. K. Jemisin: The Inheritance trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun

The Stone Sky

The Stone Sky
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN: 0356504905
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stone Sky Book Excerpt:

WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD WINNER OF THE NEBULA AWARD WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY An Amazon Best Book of the Year The incredible conclusion to the record-breaking triple Hugo award-winning trilogy that began with the The Fifth Season The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the phenomenal power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every outcast child can grow up safe. For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed. Praise for this trilogy: 'Amazing' Ann Leckie 'Breaks uncharted ground' Library Journal 'Beautiful' Nnedi Okorafor 'Astounding' NPR 'Brilliant' Washington Post The Broken Earth trilogy begins with The Fifth Season, continues in The Obelisk Gate and concludes with The Stone Sky - out now. Also by N. K. Jemisin: The Inheritance trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun

eFiction November 2011

eFiction November 2011
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: eFiction Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

eFiction November 2011 Book Excerpt:

Writing Speculative Fiction

Writing Speculative Fiction
Author: Eugen Bacon
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2019-04-24
ISBN: 135030929X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Speculative Fiction Book Excerpt:

In this engaging and accessible guide, Eugen Bacon explores writing speculative fiction as a creative practice, drawing from her own work, and the work of other writers and theorists, to interrogate its various subgenres. Through analysis of writers such as Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkien and J. K. Rowling, this book scrutinises the characteristics of speculative fiction, considers the potential of writing cross genre and covers the challenges of targeting young adults. It connects critical and cultural theories to the practice of creative writing, examining how they might apply to the process of writing speculative fiction. Both practical and critical in its evaluative gaze, it also looks at e-publishing as a promising publishing medium for speculative fiction. This is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of creative writing, looking to develop a critical awareness of, and practical skills for, the writing of speculative fiction. It is also a valuable resource for creators, commentators and consumers of contemporary speculative fiction. Chapter 8, 'Horror and the Paranormal' was shortlisted for the Australasian Horror Writers Association (AHWA)'s 2019 Australian Shadows Awards.

The Dreamblood Duology

The Dreamblood Duology
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2016-12-20
ISBN: 9780316333955
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dreamblood Duology Book Excerpt:

The Dreamblood Duology includes the novels The Killing Moon (nominated for the Nebula and World Fantasy awards) and The Shadowed Sun. "One of the most celebrated new voices in epic fantasy." -- Salon.com The city burned beneath the Dreaming Moon. In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and amongst the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers -- the keepers of this peace. Priests of the dream-goddess, their duty is to harvest the magic of the sleeping mind and use it to heal, soothe . . . and kill those judged corrupt. But when a conspiracy blooms within Gujaareh's great temple, Ehiru -- the most famous of the city's Gatherers -- must question everything he knows. Someone, or something, is murdering dreamers in the goddess' name, stalking its prey both in Gujaareh's alleys and the realm of dreams. Ehiru must now protect the woman he was sent to kill -- or watch the city be devoured by war and forbidden magic. For more by N.K. Jemisin check out: The Inheritance TrilogyThe Hundred Thousand KingdomsThe Broken KingdomsThe Kingdom of Gods The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition)Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction)The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) The Broken EarthThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk Gate

The Shadowed Sun

The Shadowed Sun
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-06-07
ISBN: 0748130004
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shadowed Sun Book Excerpt:

'UTTERLY ENTHRALLING' Trudi Canavan 'The most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation . . . Jemisin seems able to do just about everything' NEW YORK TIMES 'Jemisin is now a pillar of speculative fiction, breathtakingly imaginative and narratively bold' ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY From the multi award-winning N. K. Jemisin comes a captivating fantasy series of dreams, intrigue and forbidden magic. Gujaareh, the city of dreams, suffers under the imperial rule of the Kisuati Protectorate. A city where the only law was peace now knows violence and oppression. And nightmares: a mysterious and deadly plague haunts the citizens of Gujaareh, dooming the infected to die screaming in their sleep. Trapped between dark dreams and cruel overlords, the people yearn to rise up - but Gujaareh has known peace for too long. Someone must show them the way. Hope lies with two outcasts: the first woman ever allowed to join the dream goddess' priesthood, and an exiled prince who longs to reclaim his birthright. Together, they must resist the Kisuati occupation and uncover the source of the killing dreams . . . before Gujaareh is lost forever. Also by N. K. Jemisin: The Inheritance trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Broken Earth trilogy The Fifth Season The Obelisk Gate The Stone Sky The Great Cities trilogy The City We Became

Queering Faith in Fantasy Literature

Queering Faith in Fantasy Literature
Author: Taylor Driggers
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2022-01-13
ISBN: 1350231746
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queering Faith in Fantasy Literature Book Excerpt:

Fantasy literature inhabits the realms of the orthodox and heterodox, the divine and demonic simultaneously, making it uniquely positioned to imaginatively re-envision Christian theology from a position of difference. Having an affinity for the monstrous and the 'other', and a preoccupation with desires and forms of embodiment that subvert dominant understandings of reality, fantasy texts hold hitherto unexplored potential for articulating queer and feminist religious perspectives. Focusing primarily on fantastic literature of the mid- to late twentieth century, this book examines how Christian theology in the genre is dismantled, re-imagined and transformed from the margins of gender and sexuality. Aligning fantasy with Derrida's theories of deconstruction, Taylor Driggers explores how the genre can re-figure God as the 'other' excluded and erased from theology. Through careful readings of C.S. Lewis's Till We Have Faces, Angela Carter's The Passion of New Eve, and Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness and the Earthsea novels, Driggers contends that fantasy can challenge cis-normative, heterosexual, and patriarchal theology. Also engaging with the theories of Hélène Cixous, Luce Irigaray, Marcella Althaus-Reid, and Linn Marie Tonstad, this book demonstrates that whilst fantasy cannot save Christianity from itself, nor rehabilitate it for marginalised subjects, it confronts theology with its silenced others in a way that bypasses institutional debates on inclusion and leadership, asking how theology might be imagined otherwise.

The Hundred Wonders of the World and of the Three Kingdoms of Nature

The Hundred Wonders of the World  and of the Three Kingdoms of Nature
Author: Sir Richard Phillips
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 668
Release: 1837
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Curiosities and wonders
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hundred Wonders of the World and of the Three Kingdoms of Nature Book Excerpt:

The Broken Earth Omnibus

The Broken Earth Omnibus
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Orbit Books
Total Pages: 1280
Release: 2017-10-05
ISBN: 9780356504919
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Broken Earth Omnibus Book Excerpt:

Systems Fail

Systems Fail
Author: Hiromi Goto,N. K. Jemisin,Nisi Shawl,Karen Burnham
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2014-06-01
ISBN: 9781619760608
Category: Authors, Canadian
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Systems Fail Book Excerpt:

Systems Fail celebrates the work of Hiromi Goto and N.K. Jemisin, WisCon 38's Guests of Honor. The volume includes two pieces of Goto's short fiction, N.K. Jemisin's Nebula Award-nominated story "Non-Zero Probabilities," and a selection of Jemisin's essays as well as her 2013 Continuum IX Guest of Honor speech. In addition, the authors talk at length with interviewers knowledgeable about their work: Goto with writer and editor Nisi Shawl, and Jemisin with critic and scholar Karen Burnham.