N. K. ("Nora") Jemisin is a Brooklyn author who has lived in Boston, New Orleans, Maryland/DC, and Mobile, Alabama. She is a graduate of the Viable Paradise writing workshop, and a member of the Altered Fluid writing group. Her first novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, is out now from Orbit Books (February, 2010). It is the first of "The Inheritance Trilogy", of which book 2, The Broken Kingdoms, will be out in November of 2010. Book 3 is in progress. Her short fiction has been published in Clarkesworld ("Non-Zero Probabilities," Issue #36, September 2009), Strange Horizons ("The You Train", December 2007; "Cloud Dragon Skies", August 2005), Postscripts ("Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints, in the City Beneath the Still Waters", forthcoming summer 2010), and other markets. "Non-Zero Probabilities" has been nominated for a 2009 Hugo and Nebula award, while her short stories "L'Alchimista" (Scattered Covered Smothered anthology, Two Cranes Press, 2005) and "The You Train" have received Honorable Mentions in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. Her short story "Playing Nice With God's Bowling Ball" (Baen's Universe, 2008) received an Honorable Mention in The Year's Best Science Fiction (St Martin's Press, Gardner Dozois). A complete bibliography of her work can be found at nkjemisin.com.