Author: N. K. Jemisin, N. K.
Series: Broken Earth Trilogy
Staff Picks: "Wishing there was an Octavia Butler novel you hadn't read yet? Well, this. The eponymous Fifth Season is an irregular global destabilisation, massive earthquakes, dust storms and mutations that cause all sensible communities to close their gates and switch to a crisis footing. Who would go outside? Essun, an ordinary woman, a wife and mother, who leaves her community and finds she has a devastating power. Jemisin's imagination truly encompasses a global narrative, a geological timescale, and a cosmic Afrofuturist philosophy."