Posts Tagged ‘best novel’

fifth season I keep wondering where on earth to start with all of the exciting news for N.K. Jemisin, and decided I couldn’t go wrong with the author’s own words. From Twitter, “OhdearGodIthoughtIwasgonnablowagasketholdingthisin. Big news re THE FIFTH SEASON!“. If you followed the link (or have already seen the news all over social media), yup, you’ve read that right: “N.K. Jemisin’s Hugo Award-winning sci-fi fantasy novel The Fifth Season is getting the drama series treatment at TNT.” (Read the whole article from

obelisk gate So, HUGE congratulations to N.K. Jemisin for the option and development. HUGE congratulations to her on her second Best Novel Hugo Award win last week for the sequel to THE FIFTH SEASON, THE OBELISK GATE, and HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY for her Tuesday release of the conclusion to the Broken Earth series, THE STONE SKY! For those of you who haven’t dipped into this incredible, riveting series yet, that means you can binge read the whole series. No waiting!

stone sky THE STONE SKY by N.K. Jemisin

The shattering conclusion to the post-apocalyptic and highly acclaimed bestselling trilogy that began with The Fifth Season, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2016, and The Obelisk Gate, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2017.


The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women.


Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe.


For Nassun, her mother’s mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.


“Extraordinary.” – New York Times on The Fifth Season

For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:
The Inheritance Trilogy


The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition)
The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella)

Dreamblood Duology

Worldcon this year was an amazing affirmation of the continued strength of science fiction, fantasy and dark fantasy fiction and a smorgasbord of steampunk and other wonderful costuming.  I wish I hadn’t been too busy running from appointment to appointment to panel to take more photos, but here are those I managed to grab, including one of me in the incredible George R.R. Martin Game of Thrones throne.

1- Me…plotting.  (“What’re we going to do tomorrow night, Brain?”  “Same thing we do every night, Pinky…try to take over the world.”)

2- Devi Pillai of Orbit with an appropriately fashionable backdrop.

3- The Hugo Award nominees for Best Novel (l to r): Lois McMaster Bujold, Ian McDonald, Connie Willis and N.K. Jemisin

4- Me and N.K. Jemisin at the Hugo reception.

5- Amazing authors Susan Krinard, Carol Berg and Diana Pharaoh Francis.  The world stands no chance.

6- The Westercon party with it’s Earth pinata and blazing comet headed for destruction. The party also featured failed doomsday prophecy trivia, apocalyptic films and encouragement to drink the Kool-aid (choices were Gangrene and Jonestown).

My two favorite lines from the con came from our New Pro Orientation panel, featuring Brent Weeks, John Berlyne, Sandra Tayler, Ann Crispin and me regarding the role of agents.  Brent Weeks: “An agent will even out your crazy.”  John Berlyne: “Why would have a dog and bark yourself?”  Love it!