Celebrate #28DaysOfBlackGirlsInComics with New York Times bestselling speculative fiction author and comic book writer N. K. Jemisin.
It’s day twelve of #28DaysOfBlackGirlsInComics and it’s exciting to see people thrilled to see this type of content. Let’s get right into it!
Support Black Girls in Comics: N. K. Jemisin
New York Times bestselling science fiction author N. K. Jemisin has the distinction of being the first author to win three Hugo Awards in a row. Moreover, she has also won a Nebula Award, two Lotus Awards, and is a recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. In addition, she has been nominated for even more awards including additional Nebula, Lotus, and Hugo Awards.
The New York Times has described Jemisin as “The most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation.”
Jemisin is also a counseling psychologist, an educator, she bikes and hikes, and blogs in a political/feminist/anti-racist lens. Jemisin formerly wrote a Book Review sci-fi and fantasy column for The New Times titled “Otherworldly” for about three years. You can still find her reviews online.
Among her works are The Inheritance Trilogy of novels, a novella titled The Awakened Kingdom (a sequel to The Inheritance Triology), the Dreamblood duology of novels, the Broken Earth novel series beginning with The Fifth Season, the first novel of her Great Cities series titled The City We Became, her numerous short stories, non-fiction Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture which she co-wrote, and of course Far Sector under DC Comics.
Learn more about Jemisin’s novels, novella, and two short story collections, all from Orbit Books, on her website here.
Alongside Naomi artist Jamal Campbell, Jemisin is the creator of Far Sector, a sci-fi murder mystery revolving around Sojourner “Jo” Mullien, a newly-appointed Green Lantern who must find this murder, surprising since the city has had peace for over 500 years thanks to suppressing the citizen’s ability to feel which thus far made crime nearly impossible and murder null and void.
With stunning art and a fascinating premise like this, comic fans should really give this title a try, as well as the other projects of Jemisin’s. Bustle named Jemisin “the sci-fi writer every woman needs to be reading”. This writer believes, too, that more than just women can appreciate the artistry of Jemisin’s works and find joy within them. Let us all support Jemisin and other Black girls in comics. Let’s normalize Black girl main characters in comics and other books.