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How Long 'til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin
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really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, read-in-2018, short-stories

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 essence of social commentary. Stories I particularly liked:
"The Ones Who Stay and Fight" (referring to Le Guin's Omelas)
"L'Alchimista" (intriguing)
"Valedictorian" (terrifying)
"Cuisine des Mémoires" (so freaking relatable)
"On the Banks of the River Lex" (gripping)
"Sinners, Saint, Dragons, and Haints, in the City Beneath the Still Waters" (full of magical realism)

Definitely check it out. Though the titular essay isn't in this work (weird), it can be found here on Jemisin's website.
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Reading Progress

November 26, 2018 – Shelved
November 26, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
December 19, 2018 – Started Reading
December 27, 2018 – Shelved as: fiction
December 27, 2018 – Shelved as: read-in-2018
December 27, 2018 – Shelved as: short-stories
December 27, 2018 – Finished Reading

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