How Long 'til Black Future Month?

How Long 'til Black Future Month?

In these stories, Jemisin sharply examines modern society, infusing magic into the mundane, and drawing deft parallels in the fantasy realms of her imagination. Dragons and hateful spirits haunt the flooded city 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 mothe In these stories, Jemisin sharply examines modern society, infusing magic into the mundane, and drawing deft parallels in...

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Title:How Long 'til Black Future Month?
Author:N.K. Jemisin
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Genres:Short Stories
ISBN:How Long 'til Black Future Month?
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

How Long 'til Black Future Month? Reviews

  • Jon
    May 06, 2019

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

    This was a pretty awesome, original short story about alien contact. It was told in the form of fragmentary documents: reports, IMs, recorded conversations, etc. There were also visual and formatting elements, but unfortunately I was unable to read this on the WIRED site because of pop...

    I don?t think I could be more excited for this. ...

    Jemisin is a phenomenal writer and every story of hers reflects her talent. She has a knack for telling stories and creating worlds with a lot of depth and meaning and lot of parallels to our real world. This collection of short stories has its own share of some great ones and some not...

    I finished and it only took 5 days. Go me! I wasn?t sure what to expect going into this. From Jemisin I?ve only ever read The Fifth Season, and my relationship with that was only lukewarm. I did know that she had some fantastic ideas for worlds and narrative choices though, so I...

    A majestic collection of fantasy and sciencefiction short stories from N.K. Jemisin, one of my favourite authors. There's incredible variety in here, from a world where "quantum proliferation" has propelled everyone into separate looping realities to a magical recipe that keeps you for...

    The art and the web design is reinforcing the atmosphere of the story. One of my better read for SF short story on 2017. A fascinating contact-with-another-species story with web style storytelling. I admit I add 1 star due to the design. Maybe only I did the mistake, but when first...

    Stories like this one are the reason I love sci-fi. ...

    I?ve recently been making my way through this authors ? Broken Earth ? trilogy ? one book to go- and the way she writes is so creative, beautifully done, so as a fan of short stories generally I was looking forward to this. There is an art to the short story form, not every au...

    Is there even any doubt that this would be fucking fantastic? ...

    Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ??? ??? ??? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and Dreamblood Duology! Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ????? ????? ????? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and...

    yup, I just found out that I don't like short stories, which is a bummer :( So don't take this review seriously. If you like short stories, definitely try this book, it has some interesting ideas I am still really excited to read The Broken Earth trilogy!!! ...

    Wow! This is a fantastic collection of diverse short stiries. I need to read anything and everything from N.K. Jemisin stat! ...

    HOW DOES SHE DO IT?! How in the world is her mind so freaking brilliant? I demand an answer... This is definitely my absolute favorite short story collection I've read so far. I was head over heels for 19 of the stories and only didn't enjoy 3 of them. I can still say with certainty...

    Review makes no sense because GoodReads took reviews of short stories from this anthology that were posted separately and smushed them together under the anthology, without being nice enough to at least put each review under the title of the short story to which it was referring. N...

    Having spent the last three weeks traipsing across Europe, having a book of short stories by such a fantastic author made the long train and bus journeys bearable. Some stories were a bit of a miss for me, but the overwhelming majority were fantastic and engaging. My favourites were c...

    I?m not a fan of short stories since I usually find them to be lacking, but I couldn?t help myself when I learned that N.K. Jemisin published a collection. How Long ?Til Black Future Month? Is a beautiful collection of stories that cover a range of topics all set within science f...

    Admittedly I?ve only read The Fifth Season but I think I like Jemisin?s short stories better than her novels. She really has a concise way with words that suits this shorter writing exercise so well. Stories that stood out to me: ?Stone Hunger? (marking the early embers of h...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have read five of the author?s novels but had never read any of her short stories. N.K. Jemisin has been making waves by doing cool things like winning the Hugo award three years in a row for every book in her Broken Earth trilogy (which I haven?t read yet!)...

    There are many things I admire about N.K. Jemisin as a writer, and all of those things come through in this collection of short stories. I want to highlight two of those things: 1. Her innovation and creativity. Put simply, Jemisin just has really cool ideas. Even if she's utilizing...

    I've been wanting to check out Jemisin's novels for some time now, but I was happy to see this at my local library so I could check out her work in some smaller doses. This is a collection of some of her short stores, all of which were enjoyable and inventive. Some worked better than o...

  • Miriam
    Dec 29, 2016

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

    This was a pretty awesome, original short story about alien contact. It was told in the form of fragmentary documents: reports, IMs, recorded conversations, etc. There were also visual and formatting elements, but unfortunately I was unable to read this on the WIRED site because of pop...

  • Jokoloyo
    Jun 30, 2017

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

    This was a pretty awesome, original short story about alien contact. It was told in the form of fragmentary documents: reports, IMs, recorded conversations, etc. There were also visual and formatting elements, but unfortunately I was unable to read this on the WIRED site because of pop...

    I don?t think I could be more excited for this. ...

    Jemisin is a phenomenal writer and every story of hers reflects her talent. She has a knack for telling stories and creating worlds with a lot of depth and meaning and lot of parallels to our real world. This collection of short stories has its own share of some great ones and some not...

    I finished and it only took 5 days. Go me! I wasn?t sure what to expect going into this. From Jemisin I?ve only ever read The Fifth Season, and my relationship with that was only lukewarm. I did know that she had some fantastic ideas for worlds and narrative choices though, so I...

    A majestic collection of fantasy and sciencefiction short stories from N.K. Jemisin, one of my favourite authors. There's incredible variety in here, from a world where "quantum proliferation" has propelled everyone into separate looping realities to a magical recipe that keeps you for...

    The art and the web design is reinforcing the atmosphere of the story. One of my better read for SF short story on 2017. A fascinating contact-with-another-species story with web style storytelling. I admit I add 1 star due to the design. Maybe only I did the mistake, but when first...

  • Leah Rachel von Essen
    Oct 11, 2018

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

  • Nadine
    Feb 05, 2019

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

    This was a pretty awesome, original short story about alien contact. It was told in the form of fragmentary documents: reports, IMs, recorded conversations, etc. There were also visual and formatting elements, but unfortunately I was unable to read this on the WIRED site because of pop...

    I don?t think I could be more excited for this. ...

    Jemisin is a phenomenal writer and every story of hers reflects her talent. She has a knack for telling stories and creating worlds with a lot of depth and meaning and lot of parallels to our real world. This collection of short stories has its own share of some great ones and some not...

    I finished and it only took 5 days. Go me! I wasn?t sure what to expect going into this. From Jemisin I?ve only ever read The Fifth Season, and my relationship with that was only lukewarm. I did know that she had some fantastic ideas for worlds and narrative choices though, so I...

    A majestic collection of fantasy and sciencefiction short stories from N.K. Jemisin, one of my favourite authors. There's incredible variety in here, from a world where "quantum proliferation" has propelled everyone into separate looping realities to a magical recipe that keeps you for...

    The art and the web design is reinforcing the atmosphere of the story. One of my better read for SF short story on 2017. A fascinating contact-with-another-species story with web style storytelling. I admit I add 1 star due to the design. Maybe only I did the mistake, but when first...

    Stories like this one are the reason I love sci-fi. ...

    I?ve recently been making my way through this authors ? Broken Earth ? trilogy ? one book to go- and the way she writes is so creative, beautifully done, so as a fan of short stories generally I was looking forward to this. There is an art to the short story form, not every au...

    Is there even any doubt that this would be fucking fantastic? ...

    Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ??? ??? ??? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and Dreamblood Duology! Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ????? ????? ????? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and...

    yup, I just found out that I don't like short stories, which is a bummer :( So don't take this review seriously. If you like short stories, definitely try this book, it has some interesting ideas I am still really excited to read The Broken Earth trilogy!!! ...

    Wow! This is a fantastic collection of diverse short stiries. I need to read anything and everything from N.K. Jemisin stat! ...

    HOW DOES SHE DO IT?! How in the world is her mind so freaking brilliant? I demand an answer... This is definitely my absolute favorite short story collection I've read so far. I was head over heels for 19 of the stories and only didn't enjoy 3 of them. I can still say with certainty...

    Review makes no sense because GoodReads took reviews of short stories from this anthology that were posted separately and smushed them together under the anthology, without being nice enough to at least put each review under the title of the short story to which it was referring. N...

    Having spent the last three weeks traipsing across Europe, having a book of short stories by such a fantastic author made the long train and bus journeys bearable. Some stories were a bit of a miss for me, but the overwhelming majority were fantastic and engaging. My favourites were c...

    I?m not a fan of short stories since I usually find them to be lacking, but I couldn?t help myself when I learned that N.K. Jemisin published a collection. How Long ?Til Black Future Month? Is a beautiful collection of stories that cover a range of topics all set within science f...

  • lady victoriana
    Feb 27, 2019

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

    This was a pretty awesome, original short story about alien contact. It was told in the form of fragmentary documents: reports, IMs, recorded conversations, etc. There were also visual and formatting elements, but unfortunately I was unable to read this on the WIRED site because of pop...

    I don?t think I could be more excited for this. ...

    Jemisin is a phenomenal writer and every story of hers reflects her talent. She has a knack for telling stories and creating worlds with a lot of depth and meaning and lot of parallels to our real world. This collection of short stories has its own share of some great ones and some not...

    I finished and it only took 5 days. Go me! I wasn?t sure what to expect going into this. From Jemisin I?ve only ever read The Fifth Season, and my relationship with that was only lukewarm. I did know that she had some fantastic ideas for worlds and narrative choices though, so I...

    A majestic collection of fantasy and sciencefiction short stories from N.K. Jemisin, one of my favourite authors. There's incredible variety in here, from a world where "quantum proliferation" has propelled everyone into separate looping realities to a magical recipe that keeps you for...

    The art and the web design is reinforcing the atmosphere of the story. One of my better read for SF short story on 2017. A fascinating contact-with-another-species story with web style storytelling. I admit I add 1 star due to the design. Maybe only I did the mistake, but when first...

    Stories like this one are the reason I love sci-fi. ...

    I?ve recently been making my way through this authors ? Broken Earth ? trilogy ? one book to go- and the way she writes is so creative, beautifully done, so as a fan of short stories generally I was looking forward to this. There is an art to the short story form, not every au...

    Is there even any doubt that this would be fucking fantastic? ...

    Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ??? ??? ??? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and Dreamblood Duology! Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ????? ????? ????? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and...

    yup, I just found out that I don't like short stories, which is a bummer :( So don't take this review seriously. If you like short stories, definitely try this book, it has some interesting ideas I am still really excited to read The Broken Earth trilogy!!! ...

    Wow! This is a fantastic collection of diverse short stiries. I need to read anything and everything from N.K. Jemisin stat! ...

    HOW DOES SHE DO IT?! How in the world is her mind so freaking brilliant? I demand an answer... This is definitely my absolute favorite short story collection I've read so far. I was head over heels for 19 of the stories and only didn't enjoy 3 of them. I can still say with certainty...

    Review makes no sense because GoodReads took reviews of short stories from this anthology that were posted separately and smushed them together under the anthology, without being nice enough to at least put each review under the title of the short story to which it was referring. N...

    Having spent the last three weeks traipsing across Europe, having a book of short stories by such a fantastic author made the long train and bus journeys bearable. Some stories were a bit of a miss for me, but the overwhelming majority were fantastic and engaging. My favourites were c...

    I?m not a fan of short stories since I usually find them to be lacking, but I couldn?t help myself when I learned that N.K. Jemisin published a collection. How Long ?Til Black Future Month? Is a beautiful collection of stories that cover a range of topics all set within science f...

    Admittedly I?ve only read The Fifth Season but I think I like Jemisin?s short stories better than her novels. She really has a concise way with words that suits this shorter writing exercise so well. Stories that stood out to me: ?Stone Hunger? (marking the early embers of h...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have read five of the author?s novels but had never read any of her short stories. N.K. Jemisin has been making waves by doing cool things like winning the Hugo award three years in a row for every book in her Broken Earth trilogy (which I haven?t read yet!)...

    There are many things I admire about N.K. Jemisin as a writer, and all of those things come through in this collection of short stories. I want to highlight two of those things: 1. Her innovation and creativity. Put simply, Jemisin just has really cool ideas. Even if she's utilizing...

  • La Coccinelle
    Dec 21, 2018

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

    This was a pretty awesome, original short story about alien contact. It was told in the form of fragmentary documents: reports, IMs, recorded conversations, etc. There were also visual and formatting elements, but unfortunately I was unable to read this on the WIRED site because of pop...

    I don?t think I could be more excited for this. ...

    Jemisin is a phenomenal writer and every story of hers reflects her talent. She has a knack for telling stories and creating worlds with a lot of depth and meaning and lot of parallels to our real world. This collection of short stories has its own share of some great ones and some not...

    I finished and it only took 5 days. Go me! I wasn?t sure what to expect going into this. From Jemisin I?ve only ever read The Fifth Season, and my relationship with that was only lukewarm. I did know that she had some fantastic ideas for worlds and narrative choices though, so I...

    A majestic collection of fantasy and sciencefiction short stories from N.K. Jemisin, one of my favourite authors. There's incredible variety in here, from a world where "quantum proliferation" has propelled everyone into separate looping realities to a magical recipe that keeps you for...

    The art and the web design is reinforcing the atmosphere of the story. One of my better read for SF short story on 2017. A fascinating contact-with-another-species story with web style storytelling. I admit I add 1 star due to the design. Maybe only I did the mistake, but when first...

    Stories like this one are the reason I love sci-fi. ...

    I?ve recently been making my way through this authors ? Broken Earth ? trilogy ? one book to go- and the way she writes is so creative, beautifully done, so as a fan of short stories generally I was looking forward to this. There is an art to the short story form, not every au...

    Is there even any doubt that this would be fucking fantastic? ...

    Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ??? ??? ??? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and Dreamblood Duology! Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ????? ????? ????? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and...

    yup, I just found out that I don't like short stories, which is a bummer :( So don't take this review seriously. If you like short stories, definitely try this book, it has some interesting ideas I am still really excited to read The Broken Earth trilogy!!! ...

    Wow! This is a fantastic collection of diverse short stiries. I need to read anything and everything from N.K. Jemisin stat! ...

    HOW DOES SHE DO IT?! How in the world is her mind so freaking brilliant? I demand an answer... This is definitely my absolute favorite short story collection I've read so far. I was head over heels for 19 of the stories and only didn't enjoy 3 of them. I can still say with certainty...

    Review makes no sense because GoodReads took reviews of short stories from this anthology that were posted separately and smushed them together under the anthology, without being nice enough to at least put each review under the title of the short story to which it was referring. N...

    Having spent the last three weeks traipsing across Europe, having a book of short stories by such a fantastic author made the long train and bus journeys bearable. Some stories were a bit of a miss for me, but the overwhelming majority were fantastic and engaging. My favourites were c...

    I?m not a fan of short stories since I usually find them to be lacking, but I couldn?t help myself when I learned that N.K. Jemisin published a collection. How Long ?Til Black Future Month? Is a beautiful collection of stories that cover a range of topics all set within science f...

    Admittedly I?ve only read The Fifth Season but I think I like Jemisin?s short stories better than her novels. She really has a concise way with words that suits this shorter writing exercise so well. Stories that stood out to me: ?Stone Hunger? (marking the early embers of h...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have read five of the author?s novels but had never read any of her short stories. N.K. Jemisin has been making waves by doing cool things like winning the Hugo award three years in a row for every book in her Broken Earth trilogy (which I haven?t read yet!)...

    There are many things I admire about N.K. Jemisin as a writer, and all of those things come through in this collection of short stories. I want to highlight two of those things: 1. Her innovation and creativity. Put simply, Jemisin just has really cool ideas. Even if she's utilizing...

    I've been wanting to check out Jemisin's novels for some time now, but I was happy to see this at my local library so I could check out her work in some smaller doses. This is a collection of some of her short stores, all of which were enjoyable and inventive. Some worked better than o...

    I haven't read any of this author's longer works yet. I figured trying some of her short stories might be a good introduction to her writing (and a quick way to figure out if I'm going to click with it). Goodreads has decided that my thoughts are too big to be contained (either that...

  • carol.
    Sep 10, 2016

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

  • Anthony
    Jun 10, 2019

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

  • Sahitya
    Apr 22, 2019

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

    This was a pretty awesome, original short story about alien contact. It was told in the form of fragmentary documents: reports, IMs, recorded conversations, etc. There were also visual and formatting elements, but unfortunately I was unable to read this on the WIRED site because of pop...

    I don?t think I could be more excited for this. ...

    Jemisin is a phenomenal writer and every story of hers reflects her talent. She has a knack for telling stories and creating worlds with a lot of depth and meaning and lot of parallels to our real world. This collection of short stories has its own share of some great ones and some not...

  • Jen
    Aug 31, 2016

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

    This was a pretty awesome, original short story about alien contact. It was told in the form of fragmentary documents: reports, IMs, recorded conversations, etc. There were also visual and formatting elements, but unfortunately I was unable to read this on the WIRED site because of pop...

    I don?t think I could be more excited for this. ...

    Jemisin is a phenomenal writer and every story of hers reflects her talent. She has a knack for telling stories and creating worlds with a lot of depth and meaning and lot of parallels to our real world. This collection of short stories has its own share of some great ones and some not...

    I finished and it only took 5 days. Go me! I wasn?t sure what to expect going into this. From Jemisin I?ve only ever read The Fifth Season, and my relationship with that was only lukewarm. I did know that she had some fantastic ideas for worlds and narrative choices though, so I...

    A majestic collection of fantasy and sciencefiction short stories from N.K. Jemisin, one of my favourite authors. There's incredible variety in here, from a world where "quantum proliferation" has propelled everyone into separate looping realities to a magical recipe that keeps you for...

    The art and the web design is reinforcing the atmosphere of the story. One of my better read for SF short story on 2017. A fascinating contact-with-another-species story with web style storytelling. I admit I add 1 star due to the design. Maybe only I did the mistake, but when first...

    Stories like this one are the reason I love sci-fi. ...

    I?ve recently been making my way through this authors ? Broken Earth ? trilogy ? one book to go- and the way she writes is so creative, beautifully done, so as a fan of short stories generally I was looking forward to this. There is an art to the short story form, not every au...

    Is there even any doubt that this would be fucking fantastic? ...

    Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ??? ??? ??? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and Dreamblood Duology! Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ????? ????? ????? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and...

    yup, I just found out that I don't like short stories, which is a bummer :( So don't take this review seriously. If you like short stories, definitely try this book, it has some interesting ideas I am still really excited to read The Broken Earth trilogy!!! ...

    Wow! This is a fantastic collection of diverse short stiries. I need to read anything and everything from N.K. Jemisin stat! ...

    HOW DOES SHE DO IT?! How in the world is her mind so freaking brilliant? I demand an answer... This is definitely my absolute favorite short story collection I've read so far. I was head over heels for 19 of the stories and only didn't enjoy 3 of them. I can still say with certainty...

    Review makes no sense because GoodReads took reviews of short stories from this anthology that were posted separately and smushed them together under the anthology, without being nice enough to at least put each review under the title of the short story to which it was referring. N...

  • Marchpane
    Dec 09, 2018

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Apr 19, 2019

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

    This was a pretty awesome, original short story about alien contact. It was told in the form of fragmentary documents: reports, IMs, recorded conversations, etc. There were also visual and formatting elements, but unfortunately I was unable to read this on the WIRED site because of pop...

    I don?t think I could be more excited for this. ...

    Jemisin is a phenomenal writer and every story of hers reflects her talent. She has a knack for telling stories and creating worlds with a lot of depth and meaning and lot of parallels to our real world. This collection of short stories has its own share of some great ones and some not...

    I finished and it only took 5 days. Go me! I wasn?t sure what to expect going into this. From Jemisin I?ve only ever read The Fifth Season, and my relationship with that was only lukewarm. I did know that she had some fantastic ideas for worlds and narrative choices though, so I...

    A majestic collection of fantasy and sciencefiction short stories from N.K. Jemisin, one of my favourite authors. There's incredible variety in here, from a world where "quantum proliferation" has propelled everyone into separate looping realities to a magical recipe that keeps you for...

    The art and the web design is reinforcing the atmosphere of the story. One of my better read for SF short story on 2017. A fascinating contact-with-another-species story with web style storytelling. I admit I add 1 star due to the design. Maybe only I did the mistake, but when first...

    Stories like this one are the reason I love sci-fi. ...

    I?ve recently been making my way through this authors ? Broken Earth ? trilogy ? one book to go- and the way she writes is so creative, beautifully done, so as a fan of short stories generally I was looking forward to this. There is an art to the short story form, not every au...

    Is there even any doubt that this would be fucking fantastic? ...

    Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ??? ??? ??? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and Dreamblood Duology! Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ????? ????? ????? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and...

    yup, I just found out that I don't like short stories, which is a bummer :( So don't take this review seriously. If you like short stories, definitely try this book, it has some interesting ideas I am still really excited to read The Broken Earth trilogy!!! ...

    Wow! This is a fantastic collection of diverse short stiries. I need to read anything and everything from N.K. Jemisin stat! ...

  • Holly
    Dec 04, 2018

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

  • Caro the Helmet Lady
    Jun 02, 2017

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

    This was a pretty awesome, original short story about alien contact. It was told in the form of fragmentary documents: reports, IMs, recorded conversations, etc. There were also visual and formatting elements, but unfortunately I was unable to read this on the WIRED site because of pop...

    I don?t think I could be more excited for this. ...

    Jemisin is a phenomenal writer and every story of hers reflects her talent. She has a knack for telling stories and creating worlds with a lot of depth and meaning and lot of parallels to our real world. This collection of short stories has its own share of some great ones and some not...

    I finished and it only took 5 days. Go me! I wasn?t sure what to expect going into this. From Jemisin I?ve only ever read The Fifth Season, and my relationship with that was only lukewarm. I did know that she had some fantastic ideas for worlds and narrative choices though, so I...

    A majestic collection of fantasy and sciencefiction short stories from N.K. Jemisin, one of my favourite authors. There's incredible variety in here, from a world where "quantum proliferation" has propelled everyone into separate looping realities to a magical recipe that keeps you for...

    The art and the web design is reinforcing the atmosphere of the story. One of my better read for SF short story on 2017. A fascinating contact-with-another-species story with web style storytelling. I admit I add 1 star due to the design. Maybe only I did the mistake, but when first...

    Stories like this one are the reason I love sci-fi. ...

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Aug 31, 2016

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

  • CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
    Apr 20, 2019

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

    This was a pretty awesome, original short story about alien contact. It was told in the form of fragmentary documents: reports, IMs, recorded conversations, etc. There were also visual and formatting elements, but unfortunately I was unable to read this on the WIRED site because of pop...

    I don?t think I could be more excited for this. ...

    Jemisin is a phenomenal writer and every story of hers reflects her talent. She has a knack for telling stories and creating worlds with a lot of depth and meaning and lot of parallels to our real world. This collection of short stories has its own share of some great ones and some not...

    I finished and it only took 5 days. Go me! I wasn?t sure what to expect going into this. From Jemisin I?ve only ever read The Fifth Season, and my relationship with that was only lukewarm. I did know that she had some fantastic ideas for worlds and narrative choices though, so I...

    A majestic collection of fantasy and sciencefiction short stories from N.K. Jemisin, one of my favourite authors. There's incredible variety in here, from a world where "quantum proliferation" has propelled everyone into separate looping realities to a magical recipe that keeps you for...

  • Rana
    Dec 06, 2018

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

    This was a pretty awesome, original short story about alien contact. It was told in the form of fragmentary documents: reports, IMs, recorded conversations, etc. There were also visual and formatting elements, but unfortunately I was unable to read this on the WIRED site because of pop...

    I don?t think I could be more excited for this. ...

    Jemisin is a phenomenal writer and every story of hers reflects her talent. She has a knack for telling stories and creating worlds with a lot of depth and meaning and lot of parallels to our real world. This collection of short stories has its own share of some great ones and some not...

    I finished and it only took 5 days. Go me! I wasn?t sure what to expect going into this. From Jemisin I?ve only ever read The Fifth Season, and my relationship with that was only lukewarm. I did know that she had some fantastic ideas for worlds and narrative choices though, so I...

    A majestic collection of fantasy and sciencefiction short stories from N.K. Jemisin, one of my favourite authors. There's incredible variety in here, from a world where "quantum proliferation" has propelled everyone into separate looping realities to a magical recipe that keeps you for...

    The art and the web design is reinforcing the atmosphere of the story. One of my better read for SF short story on 2017. A fascinating contact-with-another-species story with web style storytelling. I admit I add 1 star due to the design. Maybe only I did the mistake, but when first...

    Stories like this one are the reason I love sci-fi. ...

    I?ve recently been making my way through this authors ? Broken Earth ? trilogy ? one book to go- and the way she writes is so creative, beautifully done, so as a fan of short stories generally I was looking forward to this. There is an art to the short story form, not every au...

    Is there even any doubt that this would be fucking fantastic? ...

  • Dawn C
    Jan 10, 2019

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

    This was a pretty awesome, original short story about alien contact. It was told in the form of fragmentary documents: reports, IMs, recorded conversations, etc. There were also visual and formatting elements, but unfortunately I was unable to read this on the WIRED site because of pop...

    I don?t think I could be more excited for this. ...

    Jemisin is a phenomenal writer and every story of hers reflects her talent. She has a knack for telling stories and creating worlds with a lot of depth and meaning and lot of parallels to our real world. This collection of short stories has its own share of some great ones and some not...

    I finished and it only took 5 days. Go me! I wasn?t sure what to expect going into this. From Jemisin I?ve only ever read The Fifth Season, and my relationship with that was only lukewarm. I did know that she had some fantastic ideas for worlds and narrative choices though, so I...

    A majestic collection of fantasy and sciencefiction short stories from N.K. Jemisin, one of my favourite authors. There's incredible variety in here, from a world where "quantum proliferation" has propelled everyone into separate looping realities to a magical recipe that keeps you for...

    The art and the web design is reinforcing the atmosphere of the story. One of my better read for SF short story on 2017. A fascinating contact-with-another-species story with web style storytelling. I admit I add 1 star due to the design. Maybe only I did the mistake, but when first...

    Stories like this one are the reason I love sci-fi. ...

    I?ve recently been making my way through this authors ? Broken Earth ? trilogy ? one book to go- and the way she writes is so creative, beautifully done, so as a fan of short stories generally I was looking forward to this. There is an art to the short story form, not every au...

    Is there even any doubt that this would be fucking fantastic? ...

    Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ??? ??? ??? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and Dreamblood Duology! Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ????? ????? ????? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and...

    yup, I just found out that I don't like short stories, which is a bummer :( So don't take this review seriously. If you like short stories, definitely try this book, it has some interesting ideas I am still really excited to read The Broken Earth trilogy!!! ...

    Wow! This is a fantastic collection of diverse short stiries. I need to read anything and everything from N.K. Jemisin stat! ...

    HOW DOES SHE DO IT?! How in the world is her mind so freaking brilliant? I demand an answer... This is definitely my absolute favorite short story collection I've read so far. I was head over heels for 19 of the stories and only didn't enjoy 3 of them. I can still say with certainty...

    Review makes no sense because GoodReads took reviews of short stories from this anthology that were posted separately and smushed them together under the anthology, without being nice enough to at least put each review under the title of the short story to which it was referring. N...

    Having spent the last three weeks traipsing across Europe, having a book of short stories by such a fantastic author made the long train and bus journeys bearable. Some stories were a bit of a miss for me, but the overwhelming majority were fantastic and engaging. My favourites were c...

    I?m not a fan of short stories since I usually find them to be lacking, but I couldn?t help myself when I learned that N.K. Jemisin published a collection. How Long ?Til Black Future Month? Is a beautiful collection of stories that cover a range of topics all set within science f...

    Admittedly I?ve only read The Fifth Season but I think I like Jemisin?s short stories better than her novels. She really has a concise way with words that suits this shorter writing exercise so well. Stories that stood out to me: ?Stone Hunger? (marking the early embers of h...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Nov 20, 2018

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

    This was a pretty awesome, original short story about alien contact. It was told in the form of fragmentary documents: reports, IMs, recorded conversations, etc. There were also visual and formatting elements, but unfortunately I was unable to read this on the WIRED site because of pop...

    I don?t think I could be more excited for this. ...

    Jemisin is a phenomenal writer and every story of hers reflects her talent. She has a knack for telling stories and creating worlds with a lot of depth and meaning and lot of parallels to our real world. This collection of short stories has its own share of some great ones and some not...

    I finished and it only took 5 days. Go me! I wasn?t sure what to expect going into this. From Jemisin I?ve only ever read The Fifth Season, and my relationship with that was only lukewarm. I did know that she had some fantastic ideas for worlds and narrative choices though, so I...

    A majestic collection of fantasy and sciencefiction short stories from N.K. Jemisin, one of my favourite authors. There's incredible variety in here, from a world where "quantum proliferation" has propelled everyone into separate looping realities to a magical recipe that keeps you for...

    The art and the web design is reinforcing the atmosphere of the story. One of my better read for SF short story on 2017. A fascinating contact-with-another-species story with web style storytelling. I admit I add 1 star due to the design. Maybe only I did the mistake, but when first...

    Stories like this one are the reason I love sci-fi. ...

    I?ve recently been making my way through this authors ? Broken Earth ? trilogy ? one book to go- and the way she writes is so creative, beautifully done, so as a fan of short stories generally I was looking forward to this. There is an art to the short story form, not every au...

  • Jennifer
    Mar 16, 2019

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

  • André Oliveira
    May 18, 2019

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

    This was a pretty awesome, original short story about alien contact. It was told in the form of fragmentary documents: reports, IMs, recorded conversations, etc. There were also visual and formatting elements, but unfortunately I was unable to read this on the WIRED site because of pop...

    I don?t think I could be more excited for this. ...

    Jemisin is a phenomenal writer and every story of hers reflects her talent. She has a knack for telling stories and creating worlds with a lot of depth and meaning and lot of parallels to our real world. This collection of short stories has its own share of some great ones and some not...

    I finished and it only took 5 days. Go me! I wasn?t sure what to expect going into this. From Jemisin I?ve only ever read The Fifth Season, and my relationship with that was only lukewarm. I did know that she had some fantastic ideas for worlds and narrative choices though, so I...

    A majestic collection of fantasy and sciencefiction short stories from N.K. Jemisin, one of my favourite authors. There's incredible variety in here, from a world where "quantum proliferation" has propelled everyone into separate looping realities to a magical recipe that keeps you for...

    The art and the web design is reinforcing the atmosphere of the story. One of my better read for SF short story on 2017. A fascinating contact-with-another-species story with web style storytelling. I admit I add 1 star due to the design. Maybe only I did the mistake, but when first...

    Stories like this one are the reason I love sci-fi. ...

    I?ve recently been making my way through this authors ? Broken Earth ? trilogy ? one book to go- and the way she writes is so creative, beautifully done, so as a fan of short stories generally I was looking forward to this. There is an art to the short story form, not every au...

    Is there even any doubt that this would be fucking fantastic? ...

    Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ??? ??? ??? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and Dreamblood Duology! Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ????? ????? ????? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and...

    yup, I just found out that I don't like short stories, which is a bummer :( So don't take this review seriously. If you like short stories, definitely try this book, it has some interesting ideas I am still really excited to read The Broken Earth trilogy!!! ...

  • Emma
    Feb 07, 2019

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

  • Hiu Gregg
    Dec 17, 2018

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

  • Rose
    Jan 20, 2019

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

    This was a pretty awesome, original short story about alien contact. It was told in the form of fragmentary documents: reports, IMs, recorded conversations, etc. There were also visual and formatting elements, but unfortunately I was unable to read this on the WIRED site because of pop...

    I don?t think I could be more excited for this. ...

    Jemisin is a phenomenal writer and every story of hers reflects her talent. She has a knack for telling stories and creating worlds with a lot of depth and meaning and lot of parallels to our real world. This collection of short stories has its own share of some great ones and some not...

    I finished and it only took 5 days. Go me! I wasn?t sure what to expect going into this. From Jemisin I?ve only ever read The Fifth Season, and my relationship with that was only lukewarm. I did know that she had some fantastic ideas for worlds and narrative choices though, so I...

    A majestic collection of fantasy and sciencefiction short stories from N.K. Jemisin, one of my favourite authors. There's incredible variety in here, from a world where "quantum proliferation" has propelled everyone into separate looping realities to a magical recipe that keeps you for...

    The art and the web design is reinforcing the atmosphere of the story. One of my better read for SF short story on 2017. A fascinating contact-with-another-species story with web style storytelling. I admit I add 1 star due to the design. Maybe only I did the mistake, but when first...

    Stories like this one are the reason I love sci-fi. ...

    I?ve recently been making my way through this authors ? Broken Earth ? trilogy ? one book to go- and the way she writes is so creative, beautifully done, so as a fan of short stories generally I was looking forward to this. There is an art to the short story form, not every au...

    Is there even any doubt that this would be fucking fantastic? ...

    Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ??? ??? ??? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and Dreamblood Duology! Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ????? ????? ????? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and...

    yup, I just found out that I don't like short stories, which is a bummer :( So don't take this review seriously. If you like short stories, definitely try this book, it has some interesting ideas I am still really excited to read The Broken Earth trilogy!!! ...

    Wow! This is a fantastic collection of diverse short stiries. I need to read anything and everything from N.K. Jemisin stat! ...

    HOW DOES SHE DO IT?! How in the world is her mind so freaking brilliant? I demand an answer... This is definitely my absolute favorite short story collection I've read so far. I was head over heels for 19 of the stories and only didn't enjoy 3 of them. I can still say with certainty...

    Review makes no sense because GoodReads took reviews of short stories from this anthology that were posted separately and smushed them together under the anthology, without being nice enough to at least put each review under the title of the short story to which it was referring. N...

    Having spent the last three weeks traipsing across Europe, having a book of short stories by such a fantastic author made the long train and bus journeys bearable. Some stories were a bit of a miss for me, but the overwhelming majority were fantastic and engaging. My favourites were c...

  • Sarah
    Jan 20, 2019

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

    This was a pretty awesome, original short story about alien contact. It was told in the form of fragmentary documents: reports, IMs, recorded conversations, etc. There were also visual and formatting elements, but unfortunately I was unable to read this on the WIRED site because of pop...

    I don?t think I could be more excited for this. ...

    Jemisin is a phenomenal writer and every story of hers reflects her talent. She has a knack for telling stories and creating worlds with a lot of depth and meaning and lot of parallels to our real world. This collection of short stories has its own share of some great ones and some not...

    I finished and it only took 5 days. Go me! I wasn?t sure what to expect going into this. From Jemisin I?ve only ever read The Fifth Season, and my relationship with that was only lukewarm. I did know that she had some fantastic ideas for worlds and narrative choices though, so I...

  • Hannah
    Jul 17, 2018

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

    This was a pretty awesome, original short story about alien contact. It was told in the form of fragmentary documents: reports, IMs, recorded conversations, etc. There were also visual and formatting elements, but unfortunately I was unable to read this on the WIRED site because of pop...

    I don?t think I could be more excited for this. ...

  • Makeda / ColourLit
    Dec 11, 2018

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

    This was a pretty awesome, original short story about alien contact. It was told in the form of fragmentary documents: reports, IMs, recorded conversations, etc. There were also visual and formatting elements, but unfortunately I was unable to read this on the WIRED site because of pop...

    I don?t think I could be more excited for this. ...

    Jemisin is a phenomenal writer and every story of hers reflects her talent. She has a knack for telling stories and creating worlds with a lot of depth and meaning and lot of parallels to our real world. This collection of short stories has its own share of some great ones and some not...

    I finished and it only took 5 days. Go me! I wasn?t sure what to expect going into this. From Jemisin I?ve only ever read The Fifth Season, and my relationship with that was only lukewarm. I did know that she had some fantastic ideas for worlds and narrative choices though, so I...

    A majestic collection of fantasy and sciencefiction short stories from N.K. Jemisin, one of my favourite authors. There's incredible variety in here, from a world where "quantum proliferation" has propelled everyone into separate looping realities to a magical recipe that keeps you for...

    The art and the web design is reinforcing the atmosphere of the story. One of my better read for SF short story on 2017. A fascinating contact-with-another-species story with web style storytelling. I admit I add 1 star due to the design. Maybe only I did the mistake, but when first...

    Stories like this one are the reason I love sci-fi. ...

    I?ve recently been making my way through this authors ? Broken Earth ? trilogy ? one book to go- and the way she writes is so creative, beautifully done, so as a fan of short stories generally I was looking forward to this. There is an art to the short story form, not every au...

    Is there even any doubt that this would be fucking fantastic? ...

    Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ??? ??? ??? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and Dreamblood Duology! Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ????? ????? ????? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and...

  • Hannah
    Jan 05, 2019

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

    This was a pretty awesome, original short story about alien contact. It was told in the form of fragmentary documents: reports, IMs, recorded conversations, etc. There were also visual and formatting elements, but unfortunately I was unable to read this on the WIRED site because of pop...

    I don?t think I could be more excited for this. ...

    Jemisin is a phenomenal writer and every story of hers reflects her talent. She has a knack for telling stories and creating worlds with a lot of depth and meaning and lot of parallels to our real world. This collection of short stories has its own share of some great ones and some not...

    I finished and it only took 5 days. Go me! I wasn?t sure what to expect going into this. From Jemisin I?ve only ever read The Fifth Season, and my relationship with that was only lukewarm. I did know that she had some fantastic ideas for worlds and narrative choices though, so I...

    A majestic collection of fantasy and sciencefiction short stories from N.K. Jemisin, one of my favourite authors. There's incredible variety in here, from a world where "quantum proliferation" has propelled everyone into separate looping realities to a magical recipe that keeps you for...

    The art and the web design is reinforcing the atmosphere of the story. One of my better read for SF short story on 2017. A fascinating contact-with-another-species story with web style storytelling. I admit I add 1 star due to the design. Maybe only I did the mistake, but when first...

    Stories like this one are the reason I love sci-fi. ...

    I?ve recently been making my way through this authors ? Broken Earth ? trilogy ? one book to go- and the way she writes is so creative, beautifully done, so as a fan of short stories generally I was looking forward to this. There is an art to the short story form, not every au...

    Is there even any doubt that this would be fucking fantastic? ...

    Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ??? ??? ??? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and Dreamblood Duology! Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ????? ????? ????? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and...

    yup, I just found out that I don't like short stories, which is a bummer :( So don't take this review seriously. If you like short stories, definitely try this book, it has some interesting ideas I am still really excited to read The Broken Earth trilogy!!! ...

    Wow! This is a fantastic collection of diverse short stiries. I need to read anything and everything from N.K. Jemisin stat! ...

    HOW DOES SHE DO IT?! How in the world is her mind so freaking brilliant? I demand an answer... This is definitely my absolute favorite short story collection I've read so far. I was head over heels for 19 of the stories and only didn't enjoy 3 of them. I can still say with certainty...

  • The Captain
    Jan 15, 2019

    Updated to add additional reviews for stories that are in this collection. "The Storyteller's Replacement" and "Cuisine des Mémoires" are nominated for a 2019 Locus award. Goodreads has pulled together a couple of my Jemisin short story reviews and dumped them here, since they appe...

    3.5 stars I absolutely *LOVED* this author's Broken Earth trilogy (starts with The Fifth Season) so I was really excited to pick up this collection of short stories. However, and it pains me to say this, I am not sure why this collection was published because the majority of the sto...

    This was, I?m ashamed to admit, the first N.K. Jemisin book I?ve ever read. I don?t say this because I subscribe to the belief that there are books which are ?required reading? in the fantasy genre (because I absolutely don?t), but rather because on reading the stories in H...

    How Long ?Til Black Future Month? is simply superb. There wasn?t a story in the twenty-two that didn?t impress. Jemisin is a science fiction and fantasy powerhouse, and that is clear by the sheer variety of tales told?there are a dozen novel-worthy worlds crafted in this volume...

    Based on the title, I was expecting How Long ?til Black Future Month? to be a little more sci-fi leaning and/or a lot more overtly political. But as Jemisin points out in her introduction, just being a black woman writing sci-fi and fantasy that features black characters is a polit...

    Impressively varied in tone, voice, subject, and style, this short story collection was wonderfully entertaining and provocative. N.K. Jemisin writes with enormous confidence, takes big risks, and doesn?t settle for the easy way out. Well worth reading. ...

    Some remarkable short stories here. Some of myy favorites were: "Elevator Dancer", "Storyteller's Replacement", "On the Banks of the River Lex", and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints." Very original and unique! ...

    https://www.wired.com/2016/12/nk-jemi... ***Hey, Great job, Goodreads! This review was for a single short story, The Evaluators, but maybe also for another short story, "The Narcomancer." Idk, because my links are broken and the you re-shelved my review under a collection of short s...

    Review to follow ...

    This was a pretty awesome, original short story about alien contact. It was told in the form of fragmentary documents: reports, IMs, recorded conversations, etc. There were also visual and formatting elements, but unfortunately I was unable to read this on the WIRED site because of pop...

    I don?t think I could be more excited for this. ...

    Jemisin is a phenomenal writer and every story of hers reflects her talent. She has a knack for telling stories and creating worlds with a lot of depth and meaning and lot of parallels to our real world. This collection of short stories has its own share of some great ones and some not...

    I finished and it only took 5 days. Go me! I wasn?t sure what to expect going into this. From Jemisin I?ve only ever read The Fifth Season, and my relationship with that was only lukewarm. I did know that she had some fantastic ideas for worlds and narrative choices though, so I...

    A majestic collection of fantasy and sciencefiction short stories from N.K. Jemisin, one of my favourite authors. There's incredible variety in here, from a world where "quantum proliferation" has propelled everyone into separate looping realities to a magical recipe that keeps you for...

    The art and the web design is reinforcing the atmosphere of the story. One of my better read for SF short story on 2017. A fascinating contact-with-another-species story with web style storytelling. I admit I add 1 star due to the design. Maybe only I did the mistake, but when first...

    Stories like this one are the reason I love sci-fi. ...

    I?ve recently been making my way through this authors ? Broken Earth ? trilogy ? one book to go- and the way she writes is so creative, beautifully done, so as a fan of short stories generally I was looking forward to this. There is an art to the short story form, not every au...

    Is there even any doubt that this would be fucking fantastic? ...

    Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ??? ??? ??? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and Dreamblood Duology! Review pending...just know I loved this collection. ????? ????? ????? to buy The Inheritance Trilogy and...

    yup, I just found out that I don't like short stories, which is a bummer :( So don't take this review seriously. If you like short stories, definitely try this book, it has some interesting ideas I am still really excited to read The Broken Earth trilogy!!! ...

    Wow! This is a fantastic collection of diverse short stiries. I need to read anything and everything from N.K. Jemisin stat! ...

    HOW DOES SHE DO IT?! How in the world is her mind so freaking brilliant? I demand an answer... This is definitely my absolute favorite short story collection I've read so far. I was head over heels for 19 of the stories and only didn't enjoy 3 of them. I can still say with certainty...

    Review makes no sense because GoodReads took reviews of short stories from this anthology that were posted separately and smushed them together under the anthology, without being nice enough to at least put each review under the title of the short story to which it was referring. N...

    Having spent the last three weeks traipsing across Europe, having a book of short stories by such a fantastic author made the long train and bus journeys bearable. Some stories were a bit of a miss for me, but the overwhelming majority were fantastic and engaging. My favourites were c...

    I?m not a fan of short stories since I usually find them to be lacking, but I couldn?t help myself when I learned that N.K. Jemisin published a collection. How Long ?Til Black Future Month? Is a beautiful collection of stories that cover a range of topics all set within science f...

    Admittedly I?ve only read The Fifth Season but I think I like Jemisin?s short stories better than her novels. She really has a concise way with words that suits this shorter writing exercise so well. Stories that stood out to me: ?Stone Hunger? (marking the early embers of h...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I have read five of the author?s novels but had never read any of her short stories. N.K. Jemisin has been making waves by doing cool things like winning the Hugo award three years in a row for every book in her Broken Earth trilogy (which I haven?t read yet!)...