N. K. Jemisin’s New Contemporary Fantasy Trilogy Will “Mess with the Lovecraft Legacy”

N.K. Jemisin New York Times Book Review SFF column Otherworldly

In January, Orbit Books announced that it had acquired three new novels from N. K. Jemisin, including a contemporary fantasy “dealing with themes of race and power in New York City.” In a recent interview with Playboy, Jemisin—who just won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for The Obelisk Gate—shared more about how the novel will grapple with “basically Cthulhu” and the legacy of H.P. Lovecraft.

The as-yet untitled novel, which Jemisin plans on being the first in a trilogy, is based on her Tor.com original short story “The City Born Great”: the story of New York City’s rebirth at the hands of a reluctant midwife into battle against ancient enemies. Jemisin discussed expanding the themes of the story:

What’s your next project? What are you working on now?

I’ve already broken ground on my next series, which I’m planning to be a trilogy, but we’ll ...

The City Born Great N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin’s New Contemporary Fantasy Trilogy Will “Mess with the Lovecraft Legacy”

N.K. Jemisin New York Times Book Review SFF column Otherworldly

In January, Orbit Books announced that it had acquired three new novels from N. K. Jemisin, including a contemporary fantasy “dealing with themes of race and power in New York City.” In a recent interview with Playboy, Jemisin—who just won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for The Obelisk Gate—shared more about how the novel will grapple with “basically Cthulhu” and the legacy of H.P. Lovecraft.

The as-yet untitled novel, which Jemisin plans on being the first in a trilogy, is based on her Tor.com original short story “The City Born Great”: the story of New York City’s rebirth at the hands of a reluctant midwife into battle against ancient enemies. Jemisin discussed expanding the themes of the story:

What’s your next project? What are you working on now?

I’ve already broken ground on my next series, which I’m planning to be a trilogy, but we’ll ...

The City Born Great N. K. Jemisin

All the Crazy Stuff That Goes Down During SFF Eclipses

Eclipses are pretty darn cool even in real life, so it’s fitting that in science fiction and fantasy they get their due as legitimately monumental events. Dragon’s blood shed, the sapping of powers, aliens invading under cover of darkness… a lot can happen when planetary bodies pass between the sun and Earth—or whatever world our heroes inhabit. The six eclipses in these SFF stories mean serious business, with the power to change laws, avoid executions, and break spells. Grab your eclipse glasses!

 

Little Shop of Horrors

Most of the time your average eclipse occurs to bestow power or some kind of magical event. And then every once in a while a total eclipse of the sun happens to help an alien race deposit a bunch of their agents around your world for the purpose of total domination. Seymour Krelborn learned this the hard way when looking for new strange and exotic ...

Avatar: The Last Airbender, the Day of Black Sun
Nightfall Isaac Asimov eclipses in SFF

All the Crazy Stuff That Goes Down During SFF Eclipses

Eclipses are pretty darn cool even in real life, so it’s fitting that in science fiction and fantasy they get their due as legitimately monumental events. Dragon’s blood shed, the sapping of powers, aliens invading under cover of darkness… a lot can happen when planetary bodies pass between the sun and Earth—or whatever world our heroes inhabit. The six eclipses in these SFF stories mean serious business, with the power to change laws, avoid executions, and break spells. Grab your eclipse glasses!

 

Little Shop of Horrors

Most of the time your average eclipse occurs to bestow power or some kind of magical event. And then every once in a while a total eclipse of the sun happens to help an alien race deposit a bunch of their agents around your world for the purpose of total domination. Seymour Krelborn learned this the hard way when looking for new strange and exotic ...

Avatar: The Last Airbender, the Day of Black Sun
Nightfall Isaac Asimov eclipses in SFF

All the Crazy Stuff That Goes Down During SFF Eclipses

Eclipses are pretty darn cool even in real life, so it’s fitting that in science fiction and fantasy they get their due as legitimately monumental events. Dragon’s blood shed, the sapping of powers, aliens invading under cover of darkness… a lot can happen when planetary bodies pass between the sun and Earth—or whatever world our heroes inhabit. The six eclipses in these SFF stories mean serious business, with the power to change laws, avoid executions, and break spells. Grab your eclipse glasses!

 

Little Shop of Horrors

Most of the time your average eclipse occurs to bestow power or some kind of magical event. And then every once in a while a total eclipse of the sun happens to help an alien race deposit a bunch of their agents around your world for the purpose of total domination. Seymour Krelborn learned this the hard way when looking for new strange and exotic ...

Avatar: The Last Airbender, the Day of Black Sun
Nightfall Isaac Asimov eclipses in SFF

Watch the Grunt-tastic First Teaser for Marvel’s The Punisher

The Punisher teaser Marvel Netflix

It’s fitting that the subtitles on the first teaser for Marvel and Netflix’s The Punisher includes a lot of “[muffled grunting]” because that about sums up what we see: Frank Castle wielding a fearsome sledgehammer while voiceover-ing about painful memories and the past being the devil you sold your soul to.

It’s a short teaser but definitely sets the tone for a series about avenging lost loved ones:

Hannibal’s Steve Lightfoot will serve as showrunner. The series stars Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle/The Punisher, Ben Barnes as Billy Russo, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Micro, and Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani; Deborah Ann Woll will also cross over Marvel series to appear as Karen Page, building on Frank’s role in Daredevil season 2.

The Punisher is expected to premiere on Netflix this November.

Watch the Grunt-tastic First Teaser for Marvel’s The Punisher

The Punisher teaser Marvel Netflix

It’s fitting that the subtitles on the first teaser for Marvel and Netflix’s The Punisher includes a lot of “[muffled grunting]” because that about sums up what we see: Frank Castle wielding a fearsome sledgehammer while voiceover-ing about painful memories and the past being the devil you sold your soul to.

It’s a short teaser but definitely sets the tone for a series about avenging lost loved ones:

Hannibal’s Steve Lightfoot will serve as showrunner. The series stars Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle/The Punisher, Ben Barnes as Billy Russo, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Micro, and Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani; Deborah Ann Woll will also cross over Marvel series to appear as Karen Page, building on Frank’s role in Daredevil season 2.

The Punisher is expected to premiere on Netflix this November.