The Obelisk Gate

Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel The second book in the record-breaking triple Hugo Award-winning trilogy The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night.

Author: N. K. Jemisin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780356504896

Category: Fiction

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Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel The second book in the record-breaking triple Hugo Award-winning trilogy The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun has found shelter, but not her missing daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request only Essun can grant. Praise for this trilogy: 'Amazing' Ann Leckie 'Breaks uncharted ground' Library Journal 'Beautiful' Nnedi Okorafor 'Astounding' NPR 'Brilliant' Washington Post 'Heartbreaking, wholly unexpected' Brian Staveley 'Awesome' Book Smugglers 'A powerful story of hope and survival' The Root The Broken Earth trilogy begins with The Fifth Season, continues in The Obelisk Gate and concludes with The Stone Sky - out now. Also by N. K. Jemisin: The Inheritance trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun

The Broken Earth Trilogy

This complete collection would be a great gift for any occasion and includes The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, and The Stone Sky. This is the way the world ends for the last time... A season of endings has begun.

Author: N. K. Jemisin

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 031652719X

Category: Fiction

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This special boxed set includes the New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin's complete, two-time Hugo award-winning Broken Earth Trilogy. This is the way the world ends. For the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. The Broken Earth trilogyThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky

The Obelisk Gate

Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power -- and her choices will break the world. N. K. Jemisin's award winning trilogy continues in the sequel to The Fifth Season.

Author: N. K. Jemisin

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 1478964391

Category: Fiction

Page: 433

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Essun's missing daughter grows more powerful every day, and her choices may destroy the world in this "magnificent" Hugo Award winner and NYT Notable Book. (NPR) The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun -- once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger -- has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever. Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power -- and her choices will break the world. N. K. Jemisin's award winning trilogy continues in the sequel to The Fifth Season.

The Broken Earth Trilogy The obelisk gate

[Volume 2: The obelisk gate] : The season of endings grows darker as civilization fades into the long cold night.

Author: N. K. Jemisin

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:2018297408

Category: Fantasy fiction, American

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[Volume 2: The obelisk gate] : The season of endings grows darker as civilization fades into the long cold night. Alabaster Tenring -- madman, world-crusher, savior -- has returned with a mission: to train his successor, Essun, and thus seal the fate of the Stillness forever. It continues with a lost daughter, found by the enemy. It continues with the obelisks, and an ancient mystery converging on answers at last. The Stillness is the wall which stands against the flow of tradition, the spark of hope long buried under the thickening ashfall. And it will not be broken.

Obelisk Gate

"Essun--once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger--has found shelter, but not her daughter.

Author: N. K. Jemisin

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 1663625735

Category: End of the world

Page: 448

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"Essun--once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger--has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever. Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power--and her choices will break the world"--

No Other Planet

The Obelisk Gate thus follows both mother and daughter on their respective paths. The fusion of these separate narratives occurs in the third volume, The Stone Sky. Essun's tale continues with her being severely injured by the opening ...

Author: Matthew Thaler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316516478

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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Investigates the role of hope and fear in our climate-changed world by focusing on various expressions of the utopian imagination.

Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction

Jemisin, The Obelisk Gate, 154. 34. Gabriele Schwab's work on transgenerational trauma discusses how trauma is passed down to generations who might not have experienced the trauma firsthand. Nassun has not experienced firsthand the ...

Author: Jonathan Elmore

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793619204

Category: Nature

Page: 178

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Fiction and the Sixth Mass Extinction is one of the first works to focus specifically on fiction’s engagements with human driven extinction. Drawing together a diverse group of scholars and approaches, this volume pairs established voices in the field with emerging scholars and traditionally recognized climate fiction ('cli-fi') with texts and media typically not associated with Anthropocene fictions. The result is a volume that both engages with and furthers existing work on Anthropocene fiction as well as laying groundwork for the budding subfield of extinction fiction. This volume takes up the collective insistence on the centrality of story to extinction studies. In various and disparate ways, each chapter engages with the stories we tell about extinction, about the extinction of animal and plant life, and about the extinction of human life itself. Answering the call to action of extinction studies, these chapters explore what kinds of humanity caused this event and what kinds may live through it; what cultural assumptions and values led to this event and which ones could lead out of it; what relationships between human life and this planet allowed the sixth mass extinction and what alternative relationships could be possible.

The Goddess Myth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture

... her name was Syenite) when she first tapped into an obelisk, revealing her power: “The moment of the obelisk's pulse ... to rebel against prejudices, by destroying the Obelisk Gate that they are meant to activate (for Syl Anagist to ...

Author: Mary J. Magoulick

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496837097

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Goddess characters are revered as feminist heroes in the popular media of many cultures. However, these goddess characters often prove to be less promising and more regressive than most people initially perceive. Goddesses in film, television, and fiction project worldviews and messages that reflect mostly patriarchal culture (included essentialized gender assumptions), in contrast to the feminist, empowering levels many fans and critics observe. Building on critiques of other skeptical scholars, this feminist, folkloristic approach deepens how our remythologizing of the ancient past reflects a contemporary worldview and rhetoric. Structures of contemporary goddess myths often fit typical extremes as either vilified, destructive, dark, and chaotic (typical in film or television); or romanticized, positive, even utopian (typical in women’s speculative fiction). This goddess spectrum persistently essentializes gender, stereotyping women as emotional, intuitive, sexual, motherly beings (good or bad), precluded from complex potential and fuller natures. Within apparent good-over-evil, pop-culture narrative frames, these goddesses all suffer significantly. However, a few recent intersectional writers, like N. K. Jemisin, break through these dark reflections of contemporary power dynamics to offer complex characters who evince “hopepunk.” They resist typical simplified, reductionist absolutes to offer messages that resonate with potential for today’s world. Mythic narratives featuring goddesses often do, but need not, serve merely as ideological mirrors of our culture’s still problematically reductionist approach to women and all humanity.

The Stone Sky

Also by N. K. Jemisin: The Inheritance trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun The incredible conclusion to the trilogy that began with the Hugo ...

Author: N. K. Jemisin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780356504902

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD WINNER OF THE NEBULA AWARD WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY An Amazon Best Book of the Year The incredible conclusion to the record-breaking triple Hugo award-winning trilogy that began with the The Fifth Season The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the phenomenal power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every outcast child can grow up safe. For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed. Praise for this trilogy: 'Amazing' Ann Leckie 'Breaks uncharted ground' Library Journal 'Beautiful' Nnedi Okorafor 'Astounding' NPR 'Brilliant' Washington Post The Broken Earth trilogy begins with The Fifth Season, continues in The Obelisk Gate and concludes with The Stone Sky - out now. Also by N. K. Jemisin: The Inheritance trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun

Alternative Masculinities in Feminist Speculative Fiction

Charged with the use of the most powerful obelisk, the onyx, to initiate the obelisk gate and kickstart the Plutonic Engine that will strip Earth of its most valuable natural resources, Hoa desires instead to wield this immense tool to ...

Author: Michael Pitts

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793636614

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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This book demonstrates how feminist utopias are united by an interest in replacing patriarchal masculinities with an improved, egalitarian alternative. It analyzes the centrality of such alternative masculinities to the ideal society and the ways feminist fiction contributes to discussions surrounding the ongoing crisis of American masculinity.