I’ve had this book on my radar for a while (thanks, certainly, to the wonderful cover art and interesting synopsis), but a recent essay of Jemisin’s, titled Power and Privilege in Fantasy, put it right back near the top of my I’m-slavering-with-unabashed-anticipation list.

Now, we can check out the first two chapters of Jemisin’s debut novel thanks to her website, with a third chapter on its way. Chapter One can be found HERE and Chapter Two can be found HERE.

  • Jake January 11, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Isnt it odd that Robert Jordans cover art that is compositionally nice but inspiring not,gets lots of comments and this wheich I think is excellent gets no comments aprt from me.

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  • Folklore Fanatic February 2, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Even if I hadn’t known about the book through her blog and her participation in MetaFandom and the RaceFail discussion, this cover alone would have sold the book for me. It’s so beautiful I want to frame it or something.