My 2015 Awards Post, For Those of You Who Keep Asking Me What Eligible Works I Wrote in That Year

cover of The Fifth Season, a novel by N. K. Jemisin, shows a stone wall decoration that appears to be covered in flaking gold leaf.

…Well, that was easy.

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  1. What about the stories from “Shades in Shadow”?

  2. Spriggana,

    Good question! They’re technically eligible, since it came out in July of 2015. But IMO, they’re not standalone stories; they depend on prior knowledge of the Inheritance Trilogy to make sense. Basically they’re fanfic I wrote of my own stuff. :) So I suppose you could nominate them, but I think there are much better short stories and collections out there that deserve your attention.

  3. Is there a book discussion guide available for this book?

  4. Hi!

    Again, apologies for a post unrelated to this thread. But I thought I might update you about the e-book ‘Shades in Shadow’. It seems I now can buy it from NZ (but from the US amazon store? Still not sure what’s going on). I’m not sure if your publisher changed anything, or there’s some weird quirk happening, but I’m happy to have finally got my hands on it :)

    Looking forward to reading it today!

  5. The Fifth Season was one of the top books I read that came out in 2015. I’ve been recommending it to friends, and am looking forward to the next book in the series. Thank you so much for writing this world.

  6. Yes! Finally someone writes about geoengineering.

  7. N.K. The Fifth Season was my favorite book to have read in a long long time. It totally drew me in – I was so sad when it ended. August 2016 seems so far away but I’ll wait patiently (as possible) and happy to see a third is in the works as well.