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The World We Make

By N. K. Jemisin
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Publisher Description

Four-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts a glorious tale of identity, resistance, magic and myth.

All is not well in the city that never sleeps. Even though the avatars of New York City have temporarily managed to stop the Woman in White from invading—and destroying the entire universe in the process—the mysterious capital "E" Enemy has more subtle powers at her disposal. A new candidate for mayor wielding the populist rhetoric of gentrification, xenophobia, and "law and order" may have what it takes to change the very nature of New York itself and take it down from the inside. 

In order to defeat him, and the Enemy who holds his purse strings, the avatars will have to join together with the other Great Cities of the world in order to bring her down for good and protect their world from complete destruction.

N.K. Jemisin’s Great Cities Duology, which began with The City We Became and concludes with The World We Make, is a masterpiece of speculative fiction from one of the most important writers of her generation.

The Great Cities Duology
The City We Became
The World We Make

254 Reviews

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Thinking Face“This was a highly anticipated sequel of mine and it unfortunately just fell flat. This is a specific reference, but just like the old vs new Grey’s Anatomy, this sequel handles social justice issues in a monologuey, preachy way that comes off as corny and one dimensional instead of guiding readers to conclusions like the first book. Characters weren’t as fleshed out as the first book, and the ending was overall anticlimactic. Disappointed as this world and concept was so interesting, and the first book is one of my favorites of all time.”
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Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“Glad for the author's acknowledgements, it confirms that this is a duology, that the bit of pacing that felt rushed to me is likely the result of the transformation from a planned trilogy, and needing to wrap up a lot of loose ends in a shorter time frame. All of which did not take away from my enjoyment of the tale. Fantastic world-building expanding on an original premise, without losing the focus on the characters we've grown to love, though which get the spotlight this time around has switched. NYC + Manny's, and Padmini's arcs came to satisfying conclusions. I would still be happy to read more in this world in the future, but I don't feel like there's any missing pieces to any characters' stories. Given when this duology was being written, Jemisin's fading energy for it makes complete sense. I'll hope for better times on the horizon for many American cities IRL, and be grateful for this bright light in the dark in the meantime. P.S. Happy to report audiobook production for this duology is superlative for both books.”
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About N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin is the first author in history to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugo Awards, all for her Broken Earth trilogy. Her work has also won the Nebula, Locus, and Goodreads Choice Awards. She has been a reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, and an instructor for the Clarion and Clarion West writing workshops. In her spare time, she is a gamer and gardener, and she is also single-handedly responsible for saving the world from King Ozzymandias, her dangerously intelligent ginger cat, and his phenomenally destructive sidekick Magpie.

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