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Emergency Skin
Emergency Skin | N.K. Jemisin
What will become of our self-destructed planet? The answer shatters all expectations in this subversive speculation from the Hugo Award–winning author of the Broken Earth trilogy.
An explorer returns to gather information from a climate-ravaged Earth that his ancestors, and others among the planet’s finest, fled centuries ago. The mission comes with a warning: a graveyard world awaits him. But so do those left behind—hopeless and unbeautiful wastes of humanity who should have died out ages ago. After all this time, there’s no telling how they’ve devolved. Steel yourself, soldier. Get in. Get out. And try not to stare.
N. K. Jemisin’s Emergency Skin is part of Forward, a collection of six stories of the near and far future from out-of-this-world authors. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single thought-provoking sitting.
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Cathy_J
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I am an N.K. Jemisin fan so I was already planning to read this speculative sci-fi novella when I found out there was an audio book read by Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy 😋). What a great choice for the narrator. Think I will check out more of the Forward collection 😊 🌟🌟🌟🌟

KathyWheeler I love Jason Isaacs! 8mo
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TheBookDream
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The tagged book (novelette?) is excellent. All her books are.

Final numbers for #20in4 #readathon! Pretty close.

Just found out I am not working this coming weekend 😩. I may hold my own readathon.

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LeticiaToraci
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This was an awesome Audiobook Novella! #atoz #AtoZ2021 #E

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LazyOwl
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I've never hugely been a big fan of short stories& so I wasn't overly impressed with this. Nevertheless it was an enjoyable read

What would the earth look like many years after humans have ruined the earth. I think this is supposed to be thought provoking & encourage reader to self reflect on how we're living today & the implications of lifestyle & in the name of progress, beauty & convenience

This was also an #authoramonth book @soubhiville

Reign_1982 I got this book on Audible I think or maybe Kindle.. I didn't read it. I got this because the cover was cute. But I really wasn't interested in reading 🤦🏾 10mo
LazyOwl @Reign_1982 I normally love NK Jemisin, but I realise short stories are just not my thing. 10mo
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I don‘t want to give too much away about this thought-provoking sci-fi short story about race, eugenics, climate change, and greed. It just unfolded beautifully. I can see why Jemisin is so popular!

Free with Amazon prime, and the #audiobook is amazing! I‘ve really enjoyed these anthologies Amazon has been publishing.

#authoramonth #scifibyawoman #booked2021

vivastory The Bloodlands series by Harold Schechter is really good 10mo
vivastory Also liked the Disorder collection 10mo
Megabooks @vivastory thanks for the recs! 10mo
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MsMelissa I‘ve picked up a whole bunch of these Amazon short stories but I have yet to read one. This might be a good one to start with for me. 10mo
Cinfhen I was meh over this / just not my thing but it did unfold beautifully 💚 10mo
Megabooks @Book_Fiend_Melissa ooo yes, I think so! 10mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen it did. It reminded me of everything I enjoy about Sylvain Neuvel. Sorry you were meh about it though. I‘m glad I finished a Jemisin! 10mo
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Eggs
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An explorer returns to gather information from a climate-ravaged Earth that his ancestors, and others among the planet‘s finest, fled centuries ago. The mission comes with a warning: a graveyard world awaits him. “Steel yourself, soldier. Get in. Get out. And try not to stare.” But what the explorer finds is the last thing he/she expected...Amusing and wry
#authoramonth2021 @Soubhiville

Soubhiville I think I might try to read this one before the end of the month. Glad you liked it. 11mo
Eggs The audio was great! @Soubhiville 11mo
Zoes_Human This was so good, and, as you say a great audio! 11mo
Eggs @Zoes_Human 👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
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Cinfhen
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Thanks for putting this #FreeNovella on my radar @Andrew65 Since I bailed on my first NKJ for #AuthorAMonth I wanted to try another. This one was better, but it just didn‘t leave a real impression on me. I thought the message was a little oversimplified but the concept was cool. An AI visits earth expecting to find it destroyed from climate change & greed and instead the AI finds a still thriving planet. A quick read with a moral message.

Reviewsbylola Yeah, that‘s a hard pass for me. 11mo
Andrew65 What was the other one you tried? 11mo
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Mynameisacolour
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Read this short for January's #authoramonth by N.K. Jemisin, A new author to me and she blew me away in just a few short pages! Definitely planning on starting another one by her soon as well as continuing Amazon's Forward series, which are on kindle unlimited.
@soubhiville

Soubhiville Aw I love your kitty 🐈‍⬛ 11mo
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Andrew65
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My first book by N K Jemisin, the #AuthoraMonth for January. A short story (science fiction) but when don‘t usually enjoy short stories I did love this one, which was very cleverly written. One of a series of six including books by Andy Weir and Amor Towles. These are free as both e-books and audiobooks if you are a member of Kindle Unlimited.

Read-y_Picker I was never one for short stories but I started listening to Levar Burton Reads podcast last year and it changed that for me. If you‘re interested, he does at least 2 of Jemisin‘s short stories and a ton of others I‘ve really enjoyed. He says that the only requirement is that they‘re stories he enjoys but honestly they lean heavily to SFF and are by very diverse authors. 11mo
mom2bugnbee I have these - thank you for the reminder! @Read-y_Picker Same for me with Levar! I never read short stories before listening to his podcast. 11mo
Blaire Oh cool. I‘ve been wanting to try Jemisin. This seems like a good way to dip in. 11mo
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Andrew65 @Read-y_Picker Thanks, love Levar Burton. Will check them out. (edited) 11mo
Andrew65 @Blaire My first foray with them, now looking forward to others. 11mo
Andrew65 @mom2bugnbee Hope you enjoy it. 11mo
LazyOwl Thanks for the review. I just got myself a copy from KU as well. 11mo
Andrew65 @LazyOwl Hope you enjoy it as well. 11mo
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Michellesibs
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I am so glad that I read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks last year as so much would have gone over my head without that knowledge. If you don't know anything about Henrietta Lacks its worth researching before reading this as the HeLa cells and their controversy are the baseline throughout.

Jemisin is known for deep underlying themes and even in these 33 pages there's so many layers to this.

A solid read.

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Angitron
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I‘m a huge Jemisin fan, but I thought this was just okay. It was a little to short for her to really show off, but it was creative and enjoyable.

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CoffeeK8
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I might get a couple more books in, but I just couldn‘t wait to post the #Goodreads EOY wrap up!

Bianca Nice! Amazing number of books! How do you manage to read so many in a year? 12mo
CoffeeK8 @Bianca hey thanks, I do a couple things. Audiobooks while walking my dog & commuting/running errands and also I teach and didn‘t work over the summer so that really helped. Also I‘m a fast reader. 12mo
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Luulit
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https://amzn.to/2HaSZMD
#CommissionsEarned
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

2020 Audie Award Winner for Best Science Fiction

Audible narration by Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery)

#audible #audiblebooks #books
#usa #anthologies #bookbuyers

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speljamr
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Awesome short story from N.K. Jemisin. And timely for the state of our current world.

#sciencefiction #scifi

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Jebpix
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By far the best of this collection. Looking forward to reading her books now.

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Kathrin
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🤩🤩🤩🤩

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CoffeeK8
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6 books total this week
4 audiobooks
3 #MtTBR books
#bookreport #weeklysummary

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CoffeeK8
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N. K. Jemisin never disappoints! A fascinating social justice/sci-fi short story.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yea, I liked this one too. She‘s the whole reason I started reading the collection. 2y
CoffeeK8 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa is the rest of the collection worth it? I just got this on it‘s own 2y
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amma-keep-reading
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clever. some parts had me grinning and chuckling. others made me “shake my head“. overall, a good sample of what makes n.k. jemisin so popular.

completed this book with kindle immersion reading and thoroughly enjoyed the narrator. he was a good fit.

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jenniferw88
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4 🌟 for the story, 5 🌟 for narration!

Zoes_Human I loved this one! 2y
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hes7
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The Forward Collection

-Ark 1⭐️
-Summer Frost 4⭐️
-Emergency Skin 4.5⭐️
-You Have Arrived at Your Destination 4⭐️
-The Last Conversation 2.5⭐️
-Randomize 2⭐️

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Zoes_Human
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Absolutely incredible! I love everything about this story. Once again, N. K. Jemisin uses second person voice masterfully like no other author can to draw you in and create a personal connection with a far flung future. I listened to the audio version, and the narration was excellent. I was so caught up in the story that I looked for more chores to do since that's when I listen to audios.

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batsy
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I loved the politics of this one. My biggest issue is with form/style. While I appreciated Jemisin's experiment with structure & narrative voice, it didn't quite come together for me. It was unstructured & messy. Also, it's true that it came off didactic & cliched, probably because the ideas Jemisin is working with are hard to convey effectively in a short form. An interesting attempt & concept, but reads like a rushed draft of a manifesto.

Texreader Great review. Book looks very interesting but I expect I‘d react the same way you did. 2y
batsy @Texreader Thank you! It's an interesting read and a very short one, so if you're keen I'd still recommend :) I definitely want to check out her other work. 2y
effani I agree completely. Definitely check out her other work - this one isn't representative at all in my opinion. 2y
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Lindy Thanks for reviewing this. I am curious about it and might pick it up sometime. I loved her Broken Earth trilogy but another story didn‘t work for me at all: 2y
batsy @effani That's good to hear! I intend to do that 👍🏽 2y
batsy @Lindy The Broken Earth trilogy is what I have my eye on to start with! Glad to hear that you loved it :) 2y
GatheringBooks @batsy loved the broken earth trilogy as well as @Lindy - also read the inheritance trilogy but felt she was still getting into the rhythm of her voice in the first series. broken earth is where she was at the top of her game: rage channelled, story arc perfected, but the third book was a disappointment for me, even if others still enjoyed it. 2y
Lindy @GatheringBooks I think we have a lot of good writing still to look forward to from Jemisin. 2y
Centique I need to read the Broken Earth series but I did really enjoy the Inheritance series too - although I thought book 2 and 3 were better than book 1 😊 2y
batsy @GatheringBooks @Lindy @Centique I appreciate all of your comments on her work—it seems quite rich and complex and I'm very much looking forward to discovering more of it! 2y
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Karkar
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This was one of my other favorites from the set. So glad someone posted about them on here!!!

riversong153 I tried the audio and couldn‘t get into it. 2y
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effani
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A little too didactic for my taste. I agree with everything Jemisin is saying with this story, but I prefer her subtler modes. Still, it's well done for a story with a clear moral.

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claudiuo
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I love Jemisin's writing and when found this short story in the Forward series free with Prime Reading I couldn't resist. Awesome as all she writes!

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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A short story by Jemisin as part of Amazon‘s new collection, which I could read for free with Amazon Prime! Sign me up! I love Jemisin‘s work and this story did not disappoint. In a future where some with means have fled Earth before its ecological downfall, one group sends an emissary back to collect some cells it desperately needs, only to find an earth shockingly changed and not in the way they expected.

ChasingOm I downloaded these but I‘m saving hers for last. 😄 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @ChasingOm And I immediately read hers first! 😂 2y
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Thndrstd
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Part of Amazon's Forward collection, an assortment of popular writers focusing on the possibilities of the future. In this story, an explorer has a mission to obtain materials from a climate-ravaged Earth only to discover Earth is not the place he imagined. Full of ideas about the culture we live in and critical examination of what we value, this novella is highly recommended.

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Eggs
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5th FORWARD novella read. So-so for me and probably my least favorite. But overall, the series is good.

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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
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3.5 STARS | GRADE B-
A thought-provoking short story about the what if's...the possibilities and whats going to happen if the world keeps thinking and doing what they are...I wanted more, though because overall, with how short it is, it only confused me.

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Karisa
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Most scifi set in the future has a distinctively dystopian view.

This novella/short story is refreshingly optimistic with humor and a little commentary on our present day. It reminded me of a classic Ray Bradbury story or Twilight Zone episode. Loved it!

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bookandbedandtea
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I was really impressed by this short story. Will be looking for more by this author.

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NotCool
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What would happen if the 1% flew off into space to form their own racist, homophobic, misogynistic, ayn randian utopia? What would happen to the rest of us, without them? 😁

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anissaannalise
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I loved the message (and the narrator chosen for pov) but it was so unsubtle I grew annoyed. Perhaps the author was going for obvious so her points weren't missed but it took away from the story for this reader.

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Avanders
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So one day Blake Crouch was pondering the impact certain technologies can have on our future, for better or for worse, and decided to write a short story on it. And then get 5 authors he greatly admires to do the same. Here are 4 of them. I‘ve listened to 3 and am in the process of listening to Tremblay‘s. Jemisin is an easy 5⭐️, Weir gets 4⭐️, and Towles got 3.5⭐️ from me. But I *highly* recommend the series. 1-2 hrs on audio each. Do it.

kgriffith Aye aye! 2y
Reggie You have convinced me! 2y
CaroPi I bought the 4 books and I will read them when I finish my current read 2y
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Avanders @kgriffith @Reggie @CaroPi 👏🏽👏🏽♥️ I hope you all enjoy them! I didn‘t love every one, but as a series, it‘s a win ⭐️♥️ 2y
BethM Which one do you start with? 2y
Avanders @BethM so they‘re not actually related, aside from theme... but there is an “order” designated by... Crouch? The publisher? I read them in a random order. I don‘t think it matters... but I wouldn‘t start or end w The Ark (my least favorite ;)) (edited) 2y
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overtheedge
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"What if people decided to just care about each other?"
No lines of economic, racial, sexual difference. We would all be equal. How would it effect the wealthy? They cant cope and have left earth, which motivates the rest of the world to build a more reasonable and equal life for everyone. But does it really matter?? Its all about the skin your in. And if you can trade skins......you could hide anything.
#teamslaughter #scarathon @Clwojick

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BookBumming
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Emergency Skin by N.K. Jemisin & it was outstanding! I absolutely loved the super unique point of view this story was told in! I‘ve never read anything quite like it! The story is communicated through an artificial intelligence chip INSIDE the protagonist‘s own head. It‘s a very odd, witty, & ironic story and it will now be one of my most often recommended reads forsure PleaseReadThis! It won‘t take you more than an hour or two so what‘s to lose?

BookBumming It‘s a part of the Sci-Fi six pack “Forward” on amazon! You can get them free if you‘re a prime member! If not you can get them all for $5.94! Just search “Forward Collection” on amazon! 2y
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Twainy
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🎧 book 3 of 6 ... this one‘s a little tougher. I was a bit distracted as it started but who doesn‘t love Jason Isaacs of Harry Potter & Star Trek Discovery fame?!! Halfway through (it‘s another short story) I was hooked! It‘s a little preachy at times but what a great ending! Two thumbs up! Good narration too! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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shadowspeak17
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Panpan

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Not that many people have even read this yet, but I already feel like this is going to be an #unpopularopinion. 😅🙃
The idea was interesting, but the story felt way too heavy-handed/preachy for me. I didn‘t care for the way the 2nd person pov was done either.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

CoffeeCatsBooks Hmm...I just downloaded this whole series to my Kindle and returned 3 books to do it! 2y
lele1432 Haven't read any of this series yet, but I generally don't like the 2nd person POV either, so this one may not be a favorite of mine. 2y
shadowspeak17 @CoffeeCatsBooks I had to return several for them too. I‘ve only read three so far and it‘s been a mixed bag, but I honestly expected that, so I‘m not too disappointed. 2y
shadowspeak17 @lele1432 There‘s actually another story in the collection (The Last Conversation by Paul Tremblay) that‘s also in 2nd person, but it didn‘t really bother me in the Tremblay one like it did in this one. The way it‘s used is very different in each of the two stories, so it‘s possible that if you don‘t like it in one, you might find it okay in the other. 2y
lele1432 Good to know! 2y
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lauren.lerner
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Today‘s #naptimeread was a WINNER. One of six novellas in this Blake Crouch curated collection, I had no choice but to read Nora‘s first & she did not disappoint.

In an effort to avoid spoilers, I will only mention that some might find the work a bit too on the nose/heavy handed. I am not one of those people.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#speculativefiction #shortfiction

AlaMich I started listening to it before bed last night. I‘ve really enjoyed Jason Isaacs, the narrator, in everything I‘ve seen him in (including as Lucius Malfoy in HP), and he‘s great reading this too. 2y
readordierachel Can't wait to read this. 2y
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