I’ve been hearing about the book as a great example of science fiction by a black author and decided to pick it up. Luckily, my library had the novellas collected into a single book.
Published: 2019 as a collection, 2015-2017 as novellas
Genre: 358 pages
Setting: mostly the desert African city of Himba, and the planet Oozma Uni
Summary: Short version: Binti’s event-filled life after she’s accepted to an off-world school Continue reading
This is the last Locus Award nominee for the 2019 short story category.
Published: February, 2018 at Slate (you can read it for free at the link provided)
Genre: science fiction
Setting: New Delta, a city in near future Nigeria
Summary: Short version: Anwuli doesn’t want to leave her house, even though a pollen storm is coming Continue reading
This is the third book in the Quarters series.
Length: 413 pages
Setting: Shkoden, soon after the events of Fifth Quarter
Summary: Short version: The Bards try to understand the newly discovered fifth kigh (the soul) Continue reading
I had picked up this collection to read two Locus Award nominee for short stories. I enjoyed them so much I got sucked into reading the rest of the collection.
Published: 2018 for the collection, 2004-2017 for the individual stories
Genre: science fiction and fantasy
Length: 397 pages
Summary: Short version: A collection of Jemisin’s short stories. I’ll summarize each one briefly Continue reading