The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin
The North Reading Group met at the Milwood Library on September 21st to discuss The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, by N. K. (Nora Keita) Jemisin (Orbit Books, 2010). This was her first novel, #1 of The Inheritance trilogy. The second, The Broken Kingdoms, is due out in November. The three books are to be related, sequential, but separate stories. She has written several short stories, one of which, “Non-Zero Probabilities,” was nominated for the 2009 Nebula and Hugo awards. Ten members attended the meeting, and one called in comments. All had started the book, and all but one finished it.
Comments were mixed. There was some discussion of a “white room” feeling;