N. K. Jemisin is a Brooklyn-based author and the winner of two Hugo Awards for her novels The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate. She previously won the Locus Award for her first novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, and her short fiction and novels have been nominated multiple times for Hugo, World Fantasy and Nebula awards, and shortlisted for the Crawford and the James Tiptree, Jr. Awards. She is a science fiction and fantasy reviewer for the New York Times, and you can find her online at nkjemisin.com.
Intricate and extraordinary - New York TimesBrilliant . . . gorgeous writing and unexpected plot twists - Washington PostAstounding . . . 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 come - NPR BooksA must-buy . . . breaks uncharted ground - Library Journal (starred review)An ambitious book with a shifting point of view and a protagonist whose full complexity doesn't become apparent till toward the end of the novel . . . Jemisin's work itself is part of a slow but definite change in sci-fi and fantasy - Guardian