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

  • Taryn
    Feb 28, 2019

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!)...

    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...

    Like any collection, some stories spoke to me more than others. It's worth checking out for the introduction by the author alone. I also really enjoyed most of the stories, particularly The City Born Great, Cloud Dragon Skies, Valedictorian, The Storyteller's Replacement, and Cuisine d...

    Somebody tell that boah what time it is. ?A guy overheard on the Third Avenue (#16) bus in Los Angeles How long 'til Black Future Month? What time is it? How about... right now? Hugo Award trifecta-winning author N.K. Jemisin doesn't need my approval, that's for sure, and I'm no...

    I absolutely loved this. I don't usually care for short stories but I loved these. ...

    'In a parallel universe, a utopian society watches our world, trying to learn from our mistakes.' UM NEEEEEED. THIS AND THE REST OF THE SHORT STORIES ...

    Let me just say that I bought How Long ?til Black Future Month? because I love the title (and because I loved the first of the Broken Earth trilogy). N. K. Jemison?s essay of the same name is posted on her blog. As she says in her essay and the introduction of this compilation of s...

    Good collection of short stories, not all of them set in the future - this is speculative fiction more than outright sci-fi. I don't think any of them will become a classic of the genre, but there were no duds either. These are stories well crafted. The only one that didn't work for me...

    A collection of N. K. Jemisin's short stories, including a precursor to her series, The Broken Earth trilogy (which I haven't yet finished). Jeminsin mixes magic, fantasy, and elements of science fiction into this work with no particular focus, but her stories retain a certain essenc...

    Most of the stories in here were fantastic to me, but a couple toward the end kind of diluted the effect of the previous ones, and truth be told, it was a long collection for short stories (22 total), and would've been stronger in two volumes. Jemisin is an excellent writer, though, an...

    AMAZING. Seriously, there is not one bad story in this collection. N.K. Jemisin's combination of fantastical what-ifs, written with incredible intimacy and humanity, is for me a guaranteed recipe for beautiful stories. There were a couple that didn't completely blow me away, but if tha...

    This rating pained me, but not as much as finishing this book pained me. And that sucks because I worship the ground Jemisin walks on. But these stories were just a bit too quirky for me - I've never been a fan of magical realism anyway, and the lofty prose and stream of consciousne...

    Death felt himself ignored and forgotten?but that was all right. The young did not often think about Death, but Death was no less eternal for their disinterest. I?ve never read anything of NK Jemisin?s before this and, thanks to the title, cover, and intriguing synopsis, I f...

    There were a lot of hits, a couple misses, and some okay stories, as is to be expected in a collection. But one thing is undeniable: N.K. Jemisin has range. No matter the format or the predominant genre, she owns it and she sucks you right in. Her skill for weaving SFF with social comm...

  • Jamie
    Mar 07, 2019

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!)...

    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...

    Like any collection, some stories spoke to me more than others. It's worth checking out for the introduction by the author alone. I also really enjoyed most of the stories, particularly The City Born Great, Cloud Dragon Skies, Valedictorian, The Storyteller's Replacement, and Cuisine d...

    Somebody tell that boah what time it is. ?A guy overheard on the Third Avenue (#16) bus in Los Angeles How long 'til Black Future Month? What time is it? How about... right now? Hugo Award trifecta-winning author N.K. Jemisin doesn't need my approval, that's for sure, and I'm no...

    I absolutely loved this. I don't usually care for short stories but I loved these. ...

    'In a parallel universe, a utopian society watches our world, trying to learn from our mistakes.' UM NEEEEEED. THIS AND THE REST OF THE SHORT STORIES ...

    Let me just say that I bought How Long ?til Black Future Month? because I love the title (and because I loved the first of the Broken Earth trilogy). N. K. Jemison?s essay of the same name is posted on her blog. As she says in her essay and the introduction of this compilation of s...

    Good collection of short stories, not all of them set in the future - this is speculative fiction more than outright sci-fi. I don't think any of them will become a classic of the genre, but there were no duds either. These are stories well crafted. The only one that didn't work for me...

    A collection of N. K. Jemisin's short stories, including a precursor to her series, The Broken Earth trilogy (which I haven't yet finished). Jeminsin mixes magic, fantasy, and elements of science fiction into this work with no particular focus, but her stories retain a certain essenc...

    Most of the stories in here were fantastic to me, but a couple toward the end kind of diluted the effect of the previous ones, and truth be told, it was a long collection for short stories (22 total), and would've been stronger in two volumes. Jemisin is an excellent writer, though, an...

  • Lois
    Jan 27, 2019

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!)...

    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...

    Like any collection, some stories spoke to me more than others. It's worth checking out for the introduction by the author alone. I also really enjoyed most of the stories, particularly The City Born Great, Cloud Dragon Skies, Valedictorian, The Storyteller's Replacement, and Cuisine d...

    Somebody tell that boah what time it is. ?A guy overheard on the Third Avenue (#16) bus in Los Angeles How long 'til Black Future Month? What time is it? How about... right now? Hugo Award trifecta-winning author N.K. Jemisin doesn't need my approval, that's for sure, and I'm no...

    I absolutely loved this. I don't usually care for short stories but I loved these. ...

  • Alan
    Mar 16, 2019

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!)...

    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...

    Like any collection, some stories spoke to me more than others. It's worth checking out for the introduction by the author alone. I also really enjoyed most of the stories, particularly The City Born Great, Cloud Dragon Skies, Valedictorian, The Storyteller's Replacement, and Cuisine d...

    Somebody tell that boah what time it is. ?A guy overheard on the Third Avenue (#16) bus in Los Angeles How long 'til Black Future Month? What time is it? How about... right now? Hugo Award trifecta-winning author N.K. Jemisin doesn't need my approval, that's for sure, and I'm no...

  • Ran
    Dec 27, 2018

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!)...

    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...

    Like any collection, some stories spoke to me more than others. It's worth checking out for the introduction by the author alone. I also really enjoyed most of the stories, particularly The City Born Great, Cloud Dragon Skies, Valedictorian, The Storyteller's Replacement, and Cuisine d...

    Somebody tell that boah what time it is. ?A guy overheard on the Third Avenue (#16) bus in Los Angeles How long 'til Black Future Month? What time is it? How about... right now? Hugo Award trifecta-winning author N.K. Jemisin doesn't need my approval, that's for sure, and I'm no...

    I absolutely loved this. I don't usually care for short stories but I loved these. ...

    'In a parallel universe, a utopian society watches our world, trying to learn from our mistakes.' UM NEEEEEED. THIS AND THE REST OF THE SHORT STORIES ...

    Let me just say that I bought How Long ?til Black Future Month? because I love the title (and because I loved the first of the Broken Earth trilogy). N. K. Jemison?s essay of the same name is posted on her blog. As she says in her essay and the introduction of this compilation of s...

    Good collection of short stories, not all of them set in the future - this is speculative fiction more than outright sci-fi. I don't think any of them will become a classic of the genre, but there were no duds either. These are stories well crafted. The only one that didn't work for me...

    A collection of N. K. Jemisin's short stories, including a precursor to her series, The Broken Earth trilogy (which I haven't yet finished). Jeminsin mixes magic, fantasy, and elements of science fiction into this work with no particular focus, but her stories retain a certain essenc...

  • Leah Rachel von Essen
    Oct 11, 2018

    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

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!)...

    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...

  • Ciera
    Jan 06, 2019

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!)...

    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...

    Like any collection, some stories spoke to me more than others. It's worth checking out for the introduction by the author alone. I also really enjoyed most of the stories, particularly The City Born Great, Cloud Dragon Skies, Valedictorian, The Storyteller's Replacement, and Cuisine d...

    Somebody tell that boah what time it is. ?A guy overheard on the Third Avenue (#16) bus in Los Angeles How long 'til Black Future Month? What time is it? How about... right now? Hugo Award trifecta-winning author N.K. Jemisin doesn't need my approval, that's for sure, and I'm no...

    I absolutely loved this. I don't usually care for short stories but I loved these. ...

    'In a parallel universe, a utopian society watches our world, trying to learn from our mistakes.' UM NEEEEEED. THIS AND THE REST OF THE SHORT STORIES ...

    Let me just say that I bought How Long ?til Black Future Month? because I love the title (and because I loved the first of the Broken Earth trilogy). N. K. Jemison?s essay of the same name is posted on her blog. As she says in her essay and the introduction of this compilation of s...

    Good collection of short stories, not all of them set in the future - this is speculative fiction more than outright sci-fi. I don't think any of them will become a classic of the genre, but there were no duds either. These are stories well crafted. The only one that didn't work for me...

    A collection of N. K. Jemisin's short stories, including a precursor to her series, The Broken Earth trilogy (which I haven't yet finished). Jeminsin mixes magic, fantasy, and elements of science fiction into this work with no particular focus, but her stories retain a certain essenc...

    Most of the stories in here were fantastic to me, but a couple toward the end kind of diluted the effect of the previous ones, and truth be told, it was a long collection for short stories (22 total), and would've been stronger in two volumes. Jemisin is an excellent writer, though, an...

    AMAZING. Seriously, there is not one bad story in this collection. N.K. Jemisin's combination of fantastical what-ifs, written with incredible intimacy and humanity, is for me a guaranteed recipe for beautiful stories. There were a couple that didn't completely blow me away, but if tha...

    This rating pained me, but not as much as finishing this book pained me. And that sucks because I worship the ground Jemisin walks on. But these stories were just a bit too quirky for me - I've never been a fan of magical realism anyway, and the lofty prose and stream of consciousne...

    Death felt himself ignored and forgotten?but that was all right. The young did not often think about Death, but Death was no less eternal for their disinterest. I?ve never read anything of NK Jemisin?s before this and, thanks to the title, cover, and intriguing synopsis, I f...

  • Sana
    Jul 17, 2018

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!)...

    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...

    Like any collection, some stories spoke to me more than others. It's worth checking out for the introduction by the author alone. I also really enjoyed most of the stories, particularly The City Born Great, Cloud Dragon Skies, Valedictorian, The Storyteller's Replacement, and Cuisine d...

    Somebody tell that boah what time it is. ?A guy overheard on the Third Avenue (#16) bus in Los Angeles How long 'til Black Future Month? What time is it? How about... right now? Hugo Award trifecta-winning author N.K. Jemisin doesn't need my approval, that's for sure, and I'm no...

    I absolutely loved this. I don't usually care for short stories but I loved these. ...

    'In a parallel universe, a utopian society watches our world, trying to learn from our mistakes.' UM NEEEEEED. THIS AND THE REST OF THE SHORT STORIES ...

  • Marchpane
    Dec 09, 2018

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

  • Holly
    Dec 04, 2018

    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...

  • Jeanne
    Mar 01, 2019

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!)...

    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...

    Like any collection, some stories spoke to me more than others. It's worth checking out for the introduction by the author alone. I also really enjoyed most of the stories, particularly The City Born Great, Cloud Dragon Skies, Valedictorian, The Storyteller's Replacement, and Cuisine d...

    Somebody tell that boah what time it is. ?A guy overheard on the Third Avenue (#16) bus in Los Angeles How long 'til Black Future Month? What time is it? How about... right now? Hugo Award trifecta-winning author N.K. Jemisin doesn't need my approval, that's for sure, and I'm no...

    I absolutely loved this. I don't usually care for short stories but I loved these. ...

    'In a parallel universe, a utopian society watches our world, trying to learn from our mistakes.' UM NEEEEEED. THIS AND THE REST OF THE SHORT STORIES ...

    Let me just say that I bought How Long ?til Black Future Month? because I love the title (and because I loved the first of the Broken Earth trilogy). N. K. Jemison?s essay of the same name is posted on her blog. As she says in her essay and the introduction of this compilation of s...

  • Sabrina
    Mar 08, 2019

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!)...

    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...

    Like any collection, some stories spoke to me more than others. It's worth checking out for the introduction by the author alone. I also really enjoyed most of the stories, particularly The City Born Great, Cloud Dragon Skies, Valedictorian, The Storyteller's Replacement, and Cuisine d...

  • Rana
    Dec 06, 2018

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

  • Dawn Christoffersen
    Jan 10, 2019

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

  • Kaa
    Dec 17, 2018

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!)...

    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...

    Like any collection, some stories spoke to me more than others. It's worth checking out for the introduction by the author alone. I also really enjoyed most of the stories, particularly The City Born Great, Cloud Dragon Skies, Valedictorian, The Storyteller's Replacement, and Cuisine d...

    Somebody tell that boah what time it is. ?A guy overheard on the Third Avenue (#16) bus in Los Angeles How long 'til Black Future Month? What time is it? How about... right now? Hugo Award trifecta-winning author N.K. Jemisin doesn't need my approval, that's for sure, and I'm no...

    I absolutely loved this. I don't usually care for short stories but I loved these. ...

    'In a parallel universe, a utopian society watches our world, trying to learn from our mistakes.' UM NEEEEEED. THIS AND THE REST OF THE SHORT STORIES ...

    Let me just say that I bought How Long ?til Black Future Month? because I love the title (and because I loved the first of the Broken Earth trilogy). N. K. Jemison?s essay of the same name is posted on her blog. As she says in her essay and the introduction of this compilation of s...

    Good collection of short stories, not all of them set in the future - this is speculative fiction more than outright sci-fi. I don't think any of them will become a classic of the genre, but there were no duds either. These are stories well crafted. The only one that didn't work for me...

    A collection of N. K. Jemisin's short stories, including a precursor to her series, The Broken Earth trilogy (which I haven't yet finished). Jeminsin mixes magic, fantasy, and elements of science fiction into this work with no particular focus, but her stories retain a certain essenc...

    Most of the stories in here were fantastic to me, but a couple toward the end kind of diluted the effect of the previous ones, and truth be told, it was a long collection for short stories (22 total), and would've been stronger in two volumes. Jemisin is an excellent writer, though, an...

    AMAZING. Seriously, there is not one bad story in this collection. N.K. Jemisin's combination of fantastical what-ifs, written with incredible intimacy and humanity, is for me a guaranteed recipe for beautiful stories. There were a couple that didn't completely blow me away, but if tha...

  • Emma
    Feb 07, 2019

    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...

    Review to follow ...

  • Hiu Gregg
    Dec 17, 2018

    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

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

  • Ciera
    Dec 07, 2018

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!)...

    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...

    Like any collection, some stories spoke to me more than others. It's worth checking out for the introduction by the author alone. I also really enjoyed most of the stories, particularly The City Born Great, Cloud Dragon Skies, Valedictorian, The Storyteller's Replacement, and Cuisine d...

    Somebody tell that boah what time it is. ?A guy overheard on the Third Avenue (#16) bus in Los Angeles How long 'til Black Future Month? What time is it? How about... right now? Hugo Award trifecta-winning author N.K. Jemisin doesn't need my approval, that's for sure, and I'm no...

    I absolutely loved this. I don't usually care for short stories but I loved these. ...

    'In a parallel universe, a utopian society watches our world, trying to learn from our mistakes.' UM NEEEEEED. THIS AND THE REST OF THE SHORT STORIES ...

    Let me just say that I bought How Long ?til Black Future Month? because I love the title (and because I loved the first of the Broken Earth trilogy). N. K. Jemison?s essay of the same name is posted on her blog. As she says in her essay and the introduction of this compilation of s...

    Good collection of short stories, not all of them set in the future - this is speculative fiction more than outright sci-fi. I don't think any of them will become a classic of the genre, but there were no duds either. These are stories well crafted. The only one that didn't work for me...

    A collection of N. K. Jemisin's short stories, including a precursor to her series, The Broken Earth trilogy (which I haven't yet finished). Jeminsin mixes magic, fantasy, and elements of science fiction into this work with no particular focus, but her stories retain a certain essenc...

    Most of the stories in here were fantastic to me, but a couple toward the end kind of diluted the effect of the previous ones, and truth be told, it was a long collection for short stories (22 total), and would've been stronger in two volumes. Jemisin is an excellent writer, though, an...

    AMAZING. Seriously, there is not one bad story in this collection. N.K. Jemisin's combination of fantastical what-ifs, written with incredible intimacy and humanity, is for me a guaranteed recipe for beautiful stories. There were a couple that didn't completely blow me away, but if tha...

    This rating pained me, but not as much as finishing this book pained me. And that sucks because I worship the ground Jemisin walks on. But these stories were just a bit too quirky for me - I've never been a fan of magical realism anyway, and the lofty prose and stream of consciousne...

  • Leni Iversen
    Feb 16, 2019

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!)...

    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...

    Like any collection, some stories spoke to me more than others. It's worth checking out for the introduction by the author alone. I also really enjoyed most of the stories, particularly The City Born Great, Cloud Dragon Skies, Valedictorian, The Storyteller's Replacement, and Cuisine d...

    Somebody tell that boah what time it is. ?A guy overheard on the Third Avenue (#16) bus in Los Angeles How long 'til Black Future Month? What time is it? How about... right now? Hugo Award trifecta-winning author N.K. Jemisin doesn't need my approval, that's for sure, and I'm no...

    I absolutely loved this. I don't usually care for short stories but I loved these. ...

    'In a parallel universe, a utopian society watches our world, trying to learn from our mistakes.' UM NEEEEEED. THIS AND THE REST OF THE SHORT STORIES ...

    Let me just say that I bought How Long ?til Black Future Month? because I love the title (and because I loved the first of the Broken Earth trilogy). N. K. Jemison?s essay of the same name is posted on her blog. As she says in her essay and the introduction of this compilation of s...

    Good collection of short stories, not all of them set in the future - this is speculative fiction more than outright sci-fi. I don't think any of them will become a classic of the genre, but there were no duds either. These are stories well crafted. The only one that didn't work for me...

  • Sarah
    Jan 20, 2019

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

  • Makeda / ColourLit
    Dec 11, 2018

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    Review to follow ...

    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 politic...

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

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!)...