Hugo Award-winning author N.K. Jemisin is known for powerful speculative fiction that tackles themes of cultural conflict and oppression. She joins us with a look at her latest book The City We Became, which follows five New Yorkers who must come together to defend their city from an ancient evil.
In her novel, every great city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City has six. But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs in the halls of power, threatening to destroy the city and her six newborn avatars unless they can come together and stop it once and for all. Dive into Jemisin’s new work and explore a narrative centered on place, belonging, and what it means to fight for the city you love.
N. K. Jemisin is the first author in history to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugo Awards, all for her Broken Earth series. She is also the author of The Inheritance Trilogy and How Long ‘Til Black Future Month?, among many other works. Her writing has won the Nebula, Locus, and Goodreads Choice Awards.
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