Subterranean Press to Release Special Limited Edition of N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season

If you’ve been itching to get your hands on a hardcover edition of N.K. Jemisin’s Hugo Award-winning novel The Fifth Season, here’s your chance: This September, Subterranean Press will release fewer than 500 limited-edition hardcover copies of the book, with gorgeous new cover art by Miranda Meeks.

Readers interested in owning this special edition have two options: Subterranean will produce just 400 signed, numbered copies of the clothbound hardcover edition priced at $80. There will also be 52 signed, traycased leatherbound hardcovers—a lettered edition—priced at $250. Both editions are printed on archival quality paper with embossed and colored endsheets.

Subterranean Press describes the first novel in Jemisin’s Broken Earth series:

The Fifth Season follows three women in three times—youthful Damaya, skillful Syenite, and the older Essun—as each face the challenges of the end times of their world. Their stories are inextricable, yet unique, limned in voices and tones specific and necessary to each character. The world of The Fifth Season is the Broken Earth, a world clearly extrapolated from our own, but just as clearly and marvelously Jemisin’s invention. The geographies and politics alike are contoured from the stuff of both life and imagination, combining into the rare fantastic setting that is as fascinating as the characters who inhabit it and the stories they find themselves in.

Here’s the full cover:

The Fifth Season N.K. Jemisin Subterranean Press limited edition cover

Art by Miranda Meeks

Meeks also illustrated the cover for Brandon Sanderson’s Dangerous Women novella “Shadows of Silence in the Forests of Hell.”

“We are thrilled to be producing this special edition of what has fast been recognized as a new classic in the science fiction and fantasy field,” Subterranean Press COO Yanni Kuznia said in a press release. “Jemisin’s novel is one we are especially excited to produce in a limited edition meant to have a treasured place on its owner’s shelf.”


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