Dear Book Clubbers,
Our meeting on October 12th is drawing nearer! Are you close to finishing The Fifth Season yet?
N.K. Jemisin's 2015 science fantasy novel is the first book of the groundbreaking Broken Earth Series which sensationally has been winning the Hugo Awards for best novel for the last three years!
In the single supercontinent Stillness, every few centuries comes a so-called "fifth season", a season of extreme climate change. In Stillness the society is divided into many communities ("comms") and species: the Orogenes, energy controlling "freaks"; the warriors and hunters called "Guardians"; the academic Geomests and the sculpture-people Stone-Eaters are only some of them.
In the prologue, an orogene with super powers expresses the sad
state of the world and then uses
his power to fracture the entire continent,
thus causing the worst Fifth Season of all time. The book then follows the stories of three female orogenes: Essun, Damaya, and Syenite.
Meetig is on October 12th, 7.30 pm at the Otherland Bookshop as usual. And as usual there will be snacks and drinks. Just read the book and come over!
Next titles and dates for the Otherland Speculative Fiction Book Club are:
November 9th - The Book of Dust Vol. 1 - La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
November 23rd - A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay (HORROR SPECIAL)
December 14th - Blindsight by Peter Watts
Meetings are always on a Friday and at 7.30 pm at the Otherland Bookshop. See you there!