Short Stories 366:81 — “Cloud Dragon Skies,” by N.K. Jemisin

Walking the line between science fiction and something near-mystical, this latest story from How Long 'Til Black Future Month? is a beautiful example of world-building (and, I guess, off-world-building, too). It's set after a mass exodus. Humanity has mostly left Earth (after basically ruining the place) and moved to the asteroid belt to a ring … Continue reading Short Stories 366:81 — “Cloud Dragon Skies,” by N.K. Jemisin

Short Stories 366:60 — “The Effluent Engine,” by N.K. Jemisin

How Long 'Til Black Future Month? is fast becoming my favourite collection of this whole Short Story project. The sheer range of spec-fic Jemisin has on hand in this book is phenomenal. We've already seen contemporary urban fantasy and far future SF, and now we're in an alternate history steampunk and dirigible story and wow, … Continue reading Short Stories 366:60 — “The Effluent Engine,” by N.K. Jemisin

Short Stories 366:53 — “L’Alchemista,” by N.K. Jemisin

Okay, food as magic was such a clever notion, but who knew roasted firebird could sound so mouth-watering? Roast phoenix anyone? I'm serious, if you're going to read this story—or, as in my case, listen to it—make sure you've already eaten, because I was walking the dog and by the time I got home I … Continue reading Short Stories 366:53 — “L’Alchemista,” by N.K. Jemisin

Short Stories 366:46 — “Red Dirt Witch,” by N.K. Jemisin

Okay, before I say anything else, I'm going to mention again how freaking well the stories are performed for this audiobook. How Long 'Til Black Future Month? is fast becoming a source for new audio performers to follow like mad, and I love it when that happens—it leads to finding new authors to enjoy. The … Continue reading Short Stories 366:46 — “Red Dirt Witch,” by N.K. Jemisin

Short Stories 366:39 — “The City Born Great,” by N.K. Jemisin

Sometimes, you bump into an audiobook that's performed so well you have to hit pause to check out who the performer is so you can check out the other books they've performed. In the case of How Long 'Til Black Future Month?, that turns out to be four different performers—but in the case of this … Continue reading Short Stories 366:39 — “The City Born Great,” by N.K. Jemisin

Short Stories 366:32 — “The Ones Who Stay and Fight,” by N.K. Jemisin

I've been a fan of N.K. Jemisin since I basically stumbled upon her Broken Earth series, so when I saw her collection, How Long 'til Black Future Month?, on audible, I snapped it up. Before anything else, I want to point out how fantastic the introduction was—Jemisin takes us on a tour of early 2000's … Continue reading Short Stories 366:32 — “The Ones Who Stay and Fight,” by N.K. Jemisin