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By The Book: Book Club August 2023 - The Fifth Season

Andrew Pereira, CEO, General Assembly & Excelerate

22-Aug-23 20:00

By The Book: Book Club August 2023 - The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin, the first in the Broken Earth series, created a sensation when it came out in 2015, including getting a Hugo Award. Set on a planet with a single supercontinent called the Stillness, the inhabitants face a "fifth season" of catastrophic climate change - amidst which, we are introduced to three female characters each undertaking a journey of their own. We discuss the book's absorbing worldbuilding, the social commentary it weaves in, and how much we loved the characters. We close off with Footnotes, where we discuss a proposed boycott by authors of the Edinburgh Book Festival as a way to protest against a sponsor who has links to fossil fuel companies. 

Image Credit: Goodreads

Produced by: Sharmilla Ganesan, Lee Chwi Lynn

Presented by: Sharmilla Ganesan, Lee Chwi Lynn

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Categories:  Literature/Philosophy

Tags:  The Fifth SeasonN.K. JemisinBroken Earthby the bookbook club

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