April 21, 2016

This is the way the world ends? SF&F Literati look into it

Date: Monday, April 25, 2016, 7pm
Title: The Fifth Season
Author: N.K. Jemisin
Publisher: Orbit
Available from: Fine Booksellers, including Barnes& Noble
Meeting Location: Barnes & Noble #2352, 2nd Floor, 11323 W. 95th Street, Overland Park, KS 66214 

Overview from 
In the Stillness, the end of the world is so frequent as to be routine: every few decades or centuries, intense seismic activity triggers a volcanic winter.

The air grows cold; the sky clouds for years on end; and noxious gases drift across the land in deadly fogs. The people of every small community barricade themselves against hazards within and without, hoping only to survive well enough to retain some semblance of civilization.

Only one thing is more feared: the orogene, those born with the ability to manipulate seismic energy at great cost to themselves and those nearby. Essun is an orogene hidden in a small town, living an ordinary small-town life — until the day her husband realizes their children are orogenes too.

He kills their son and kidnaps their daughter on the same day that the world ends for what might be the last and most terrible time. Essun follows, beginning an odyssey through falling ash and ancient perils which will not end until her daughter is safe once more.

This is the first book in Jemisin's new BROKEN EARTH fantasy trilogy.

This is a special meeting! It's the spring planning meeting, when decisions are made about selections for the next several months. Bring a list of ideas for books to read! 

IMAGE: Many thanks to Amazon, for the cover image. 

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