a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks

Hugos: "City Born Great" by N. K. Jemisin

"City Born Great" by N. K. Jemisin (Hugo nominated for Short Story)

It took me a little while to get into this story. The flow of the narrative isn't in one of my default rhythms. But it works. It works better than I initially thought it would. The narrator's voice gets stronger and the layering of realities become more purposeful and blended. I don't know the New York that is described in this story, though I know enough about it to get the Port Authority comment.

Don’t sleep on the city that never sleeps, son, and don’t fucking bring your squamous eldritch bullshit here.

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Tags: books, hugo_awards

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