Books The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin The City We Became hide caption toggle caption Hardcover, 448 pages, Little Brown & Co, List Price: $28 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe City We BecameAuthorN. K. Jemisin Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary This first book of an exciting new series by a Hugo Award-winning author takes readers into the dark underbelly of New York City, where a roiling, ancient evil stirs in the halls of power, threatening to destroy the city and her six newborn avatars. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Fiction Fiction Also by N. K. Jemisin The Obelisk Gate The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Fifth Season The Stone Sky How Long 'til Black Future Month? See More Books Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The City We Became The City We Became hide caption toggle caption Review Book Reviews New York Comes Alive — Literally — In 'The City We Became' March 25, 2020 Three-time Hugo Award winner N.K. Jemisin turns her attention to our world in her new book — or at least, a version of our world in which cities can be born in human form to fight evil. The City We Became hide caption toggle caption First Reads Exclusive 1st Read: 'The City We Became,' By N.K. Jemisin March 10, 2020 N.K. Jemisin's new novel kicks off a trilogy of stories about a world in which great cities can be born into human avatars, who must battle eldritch horrors to defend themselves and their people.