In the fourteenth episode of Literary Canon Ball we discuss N.K. Jemisin's The Fifth Season.
The Fifth Season is a science fantasy novel written by N.K. Jemisin and published in 2015. The winner of the 2016 Hugo Award, The Fifth Season takes place on a supercontinent called the Stillness where every few centuries catastrophic climate change throws the society into chaos.
The first volume in Broken Earth series, the New York Times said The Fifth Season ‘invites us to imagine a dismantling of the earth in both the literal and the metaphorical sense, and suggests the possibility of a richer and more fundamental escape’. NPR said that 'Jemisin brilliantly illustrates the belief that, yes, imaginative world-building is a vital element of fantasy—but also that every character is a world unto herself’.
‘The Fifth Season,’ by N.K. Jemisin https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/09/books/review/the-fifth-season-by-nk-jemisin.html
'Fifth Season' Embraces The Scale And Complexity Of Fantasy https://www.npr.org/2015/08/04/427825372/fifth-season-embraces-the-scale-and-complexity-of-fantasy
N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy is a triumphant achievement in fantasy literature https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/17/16156416/n-k-jemisin-broken-earth-trilogy-the-stone-sky-fantasy-book-review
They Are Living Their Own Myths: An Interview With N.K. Jemisin, Author Of The Fifth Season https://electricliterature.com/they-are-living-their-own-myths-an-interview-with-n-k-jemisin-author-of-the-fifth-season-3737515bf101
WIRED BOOK CLUB: THIS IS THE WAY FIFTH SEASON ENDS https://www.wired.com/2016/05/wired-book-club-fifth-season-3/
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