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Book Review: The City We Became (Great Cities, #1) by N.K. Jemisin

Book Review: The City We Became (Great Cities, #1) by N.K. Jemisin

ARC received from publisher, Orbit UK, in exchange for an honest review.

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Series: Great Cities (Book 1)

Genre: Urban fantasy, horror

Published:  24th March 2020 by Orbit US & 26th March 2020 by Orbit UK


The City We Became is a unique take on urban fantasy that reaffirms N.K. Jemisin as a brilliant author of imaginative and original fantasy fiction.

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Forward: Amazon Original Stories

Forward: Amazon Original Stories


I love how short stories are making such strides in popular fiction, as is speculative fiction. The Forward Collection is a great demonstration of this, and brings together vastly different authors to theorize on what the future might look like. What binds these stories together is their exploration of possible technological advancements in the not too distant future, without ever really giving away if the changes such advancements would bring would be for our collective good or ill. In most of these stories, technology is both our destroyer and our savior. Below you’ll find micro-reviews of each story, progressing from those I enjoyed the least to those that resonated the deepest. As I listened to the audio version of each story, readers are mentioned with the authors.

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