The City We Became

The City We Became

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Author: N. K. Jemisin

Publisher: Orbit


A glorious fantasy, set in that most imaginary of cities, New York' Neil Gaiman on THE CITY WE BECAME'

The most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation... Jemisin seems able to do just about everything' NEW YORK TIMES

Five New Yorkers must band together to defend their city in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin. Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children.

New York City? She's got five. But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs beneath the earth, threatening to destroy the city and her five protectors unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.

So says…

It's hard not to feel that this novel, published in March 2020, of New York rising from chaos (not to mention white supremacy and the cops) is visionary of this moment. Jemisin captures the hard-talking, hard-driving, deep-rooted island energy of the greatest city through six characters that not only represent but actually *are* its boroughs. From a sacred stone to a Brooklyn brownstone, from a community art gallery to a buckling freeway, with the rhythm of the subway running underneath it all, this book will transport you to a living, breathing city.