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The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1)

by: N.K. Jemisin

Publisher: Orbit (2015)


Staff Pick by comrade: Devorah

Jemmison's current skyrocketing popularity is tribute to the power of her afro-futurist worldbuilding. In a society where apocalypse has become norm, civilisations rise and fall on the ruins of ancient cultures which, through technology have bred powerful earth mages known as Orogenics. With great power comes great destruction and bitter bigotry which breaks families apart