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

  • Ethan
    Jan 14, 2019
    N. K. Jemisin has been having a great few years. She won three consecutive Best Novel Hugos for her Broken Earth trilogy, a ground breaking (literally) revitalization of the fantasy genre (with hints of science fiction). I recently heard her referred to as The Queen of the Genre, and i...
  • Shan
    Jan 01, 2019
    Jemisin's Broken Earth trilogy is a pretty hard act to follow, but these stories are imaginative, thought-provoking, and well worth a read -- the bittersweet "Cuisine des Memoires" and especially the chilling yet ultimately hopeful "Walking Awake" and "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Hai...
  • Meg Elison
    Dec 07, 2018
    Spectacular collection. Loved the lesbian dirigible spy. ...
  • MadProfessah
    Jan 19, 2019
    I quite enjoyed Jemisin?s historic and award-winning BROKEN EARTH trilogy, although I have previously been unimpressed by her writing. (I could not finish the first book of the INHERITANCE trilogy). HOW LONG ?TIL BLACK FUTURE MONTH is her first published work after the trailbla...
  • Ran
    Dec 27, 2018
    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
    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...
  • La Coccinelle
    Dec 21, 2018
    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
    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...
  • Krista
    Jan 20, 2019
    Really good story collection from NK Jemisin. I enjoyed most of the stories a lot and felt that many of them could betheir own series if she wanted to take them that direction. I liked getting a taste of so many different worlds and characters, but I find it difficult to transition bet...
  • Sana
    Jul 17, 2018
    '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 ...
  • Kat (Kindred Dreamheart)
    Dec 26, 2018
    Every world glimpse left me wanting more. I wanted to hate this for the chapter cliffhangers.... darn it! I.Want.More. ...
  • Marchpane
    Dec 09, 2018
    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...
  • Jocelyn
    Jan 16, 2019
    This collection was amazing!! I especially loved the last story, "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints, in the City Beneath the Still Waters". I'm a sucker for anything set during Hurricane Katrina, ESPECIALLY if it includes magical realism. The audiobook was excellent, but I think I'd...
  • Katy
    Sep 21, 2018
    I was utterly delighted to get my hands on a copy of How Long ?til Black Future Month. Short story collections are generally a struggle for me, but I?ll read anything Jemisin writes. The variety of these 22 stories is stunning. Some are set in our own world with magical elements, w...
  • Rana
    Dec 06, 2018
    Is there even any doubt that this would be fucking fantastic? ...
  • Dawn Christoffersen
    Jan 10, 2019
    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
    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...
  • Kaa
    Dec 17, 2018
    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...
  • Maia
    Jan 16, 2019
    I'm a little in love with this book! My favorites are: -The One Who Stay and Fight -The City Born Great -L'Alchimista -Valedictorian -On The Banks of the River Lex -Non-Zero Probabilities Some of the stories will stay with me for a while, some because the message they tell...
  • Hiu Gregg
    Dec 17, 2018
    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...
  • Linda
    Jul 17, 2018
    This was great. Favorites from this collection include: Valedictorian, The Storyteller's Replacement, Walking Awake, Cuisine des Memoires, The Narcomancer, and Henosis. -- MOST ANTICIPATED!!!! ...
  • Rose
    Jan 20, 2019
    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
    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...
  • Kara
    Jan 01, 2019
    An excellent collection of short fiction that surpassed my already high expectations?though of course this is no surprise, coming from Jemisin. Having only read her Broken Earth trilogy, I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to peek into some of the other fantasy worlds she has created. ...
  • Sarah
    Jan 20, 2019
    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
    I don?t think I could be more excited for this. ...
  • Makeda / ColourLit
    Dec 11, 2018
    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 Li
    Jan 05, 2019
    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
    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!)...
  • Gabi
    Jan 08, 2019
    I enjoyed reading the short stories in this collection a lot. N.K. Jemisin has a knack for this format and I?m glad that she overcame the reservations against it, which she mentioned in her foreword. Some of the stories didn?t move me, yet they weren?t bad ? they just weren?...