The Obelisk Gate

The Obelisk Gate
Author : N. K. Jemisin
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 448
Release : 2016-08-16
ISBN 10 : 9780356504896
ISBN 13 : 0356504891
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Obelisk Gate Book Description:

Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel The second book in the record-breaking triple Hugo Award-winning trilogy The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun has found shelter, but not her missing daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request only Essun can grant. Praise for this trilogy: 'Amazing' Ann Leckie 'Breaks uncharted ground' Library Journal 'Beautiful' Nnedi Okorafor 'Astounding' NPR 'Brilliant' Washington Post 'Heartbreaking, wholly unexpected' Brian Staveley 'Awesome' Book Smugglers 'A powerful story of hope and survival' The Root The Broken Earth trilogy begins with The Fifth Season, continues in The Obelisk Gate and concludes with The Stone Sky - out now. Also by N. K. Jemisin: The Inheritance trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun

The Broken Earth Trilogy

The Broken Earth Trilogy
Author : N. K. Jemisin
Publisher : Orbit
Total Pages : 1424
Release : 2018-10-02
ISBN 10 : 031652719X
ISBN 13 : 9780316527194
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Broken Earth Trilogy Book Description:

This special boxed set includes the New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin's complete, two-time Hugo award-winning Broken Earth Trilogy. This is the way the world ends. For the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. The Broken Earth trilogyThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky

The Obelisk Gate

The Obelisk Gate
Author : N. K. Jemisin
Publisher : Orbit
Total Pages : 433
Release : 2016-08-16
ISBN 10 : 1478964391
ISBN 13 : 9781478964391
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Obelisk Gate Book Description:

Essun's missing daughter grows more powerful every day, and her choices may destroy the world in this "magnificent" Hugo Award winner and NYT Notable Book. (NPR) The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun -- once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger -- has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever. Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power -- and her choices will break the world. N. K. Jemisin's award winning trilogy continues in the sequel to The Fifth Season.

The Broken Earth Trilogy The obelisk gate

The Broken Earth Trilogy  The obelisk gate
Author : N. K. Jemisin
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2018
ISBN 10 : LCCN:2018297408
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Broken Earth Trilogy The obelisk gate Book Description:

[Volume 2: The obelisk gate] : The season of endings grows darker as civilization fades into the long cold night. Alabaster Tenring -- madman, world-crusher, savior -- has returned with a mission: to train his successor, Essun, and thus seal the fate of the Stillness forever. It continues with a lost daughter, found by the enemy. It continues with the obelisks, and an ancient mystery converging on answers at last. The Stillness is the wall which stands against the flow of tradition, the spark of hope long buried under the thickening ashfall. And it will not be broken.

Obelisk Gate

Obelisk Gate
Author : N. K. Jemisin
Publisher : Turtleback
Total Pages : 448
Release : 2019
ISBN 10 : 1663625735
ISBN 13 : 9781663625731
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Obelisk Gate Book Description:

"Essun--once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger--has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever. Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power--and her choices will break the world"--

No Other Planet

No Other Planet
Author : Matthew Thaler
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 250
Release : 2022-07-31
ISBN 10 : 9781316516478
ISBN 13 : 1316516474
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Other Planet Book Description:

Investigates the role of hope and fear in our climate-changed world by focusing on various expressions of the utopian imagination.

Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction

Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction
Author : Jonathan Elmore
Publisher : Lexington Books
Total Pages : 178
Release : 2020-04-01
ISBN 10 : 9781793619204
ISBN 13 : 1793619204
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction Book Description:

Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction is one of the first works to focus specifically on fiction’s engagements with human driven extinction. Drawing together a diverse group of scholars and approaches, this volume pairs established voices in the field with emerging scholars and traditionally recognized climate fiction ('cli-fi') with texts and media typically not associated with Anthropocene fictions. The result is a volume that both engages with and furthers existing work on Anthropocene fiction as well as laying groundwork for the budding subfield of extinction fiction. This volume takes up the collective insistence on the centrality of story to extinction studies. In various and disparate ways, each chapter engages with the stories we tell about extinction, about the extinction of animal and plant life, and about the extinction of human life itself. Answering the call to action of extinction studies, these chapters explore what kinds of humanity caused this event and what kinds may live through it; what cultural assumptions and values led to this event and which ones could lead out of it; what relationships between human life and this planet allowed the sixth mass extinction and what alternative relationships could be possible.

The Goddess Myth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture

The Goddess Myth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture
Author : Mary J. Magoulick
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages : 268
Release : 2022-02-15
ISBN 10 : 9781496837097
ISBN 13 : 1496837096
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Goddess Myth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture Book Description:

Goddess characters are revered as feminist heroes in the popular media of many cultures. However, these goddess characters often prove to be less promising and more regressive than most people initially perceive. Goddesses in film, television, and fiction project worldviews and messages that reflect mostly patriarchal culture (included essentialized gender assumptions), in contrast to the feminist, empowering levels many fans and critics observe. Building on critiques of other skeptical scholars, this feminist, folkloristic approach deepens how our remythologizing of the ancient past reflects a contemporary worldview and rhetoric. Structures of contemporary goddess myths often fit typical extremes as either vilified, destructive, dark, and chaotic (typical in film or television); or romanticized, positive, even utopian (typical in women’s speculative fiction). This goddess spectrum persistently essentializes gender, stereotyping women as emotional, intuitive, sexual, motherly beings (good or bad), precluded from complex potential and fuller natures. Within apparent good-over-evil, pop-culture narrative frames, these goddesses all suffer significantly. However, a few recent intersectional writers, like N. K. Jemisin, break through these dark reflections of contemporary power dynamics to offer complex characters who evince “hopepunk.” They resist typical simplified, reductionist absolutes to offer messages that resonate with potential for today’s world. Mythic narratives featuring goddesses often do, but need not, serve merely as ideological mirrors of our culture’s still problematically reductionist approach to women and all humanity.

The Stone Sky

The Stone Sky
Author : N. K. Jemisin
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 464
Release : 2017-08-15
ISBN 10 : 9780356504902
ISBN 13 : 0356504905
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stone Sky Book Description:

WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD WINNER OF THE NEBULA AWARD WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY An Amazon Best Book of the Year The incredible conclusion to the record-breaking triple Hugo award-winning trilogy that began with the The Fifth Season The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the phenomenal power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every outcast child can grow up safe. For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed. Praise for this trilogy: 'Amazing' Ann Leckie 'Breaks uncharted ground' Library Journal 'Beautiful' Nnedi Okorafor 'Astounding' NPR 'Brilliant' Washington Post The Broken Earth trilogy begins with The Fifth Season, continues in The Obelisk Gate and concludes with The Stone Sky - out now. Also by N. K. Jemisin: The Inheritance trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun

Alternative Masculinities in Feminist Speculative Fiction

Alternative Masculinities in Feminist Speculative Fiction
Author : Michael Pitts
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 168
Release : 2021-06
ISBN 10 : 9781793636614
ISBN 13 : 1793636613
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Masculinities in Feminist Speculative Fiction Book Description:

This book demonstrates how feminist utopias are united by an interest in replacing patriarchal masculinities with an improved, egalitarian alternative. It analyzes the centrality of such alternative masculinities to the ideal society and the ways feminist fiction contributes to discussions surrounding the ongoing crisis of American masculinity.