2021

Geology in The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin.

I did something really nerdy!

I picked up The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin abd descided to make a whole reading vlog about it. It took a very nerdy turn that I didn’t expect.

Yes the fifth Seaon is the first book in the Broken Earth Trilogy and I thought there would be some geology, some fantasy, and some fun.

I am a geologist though rusty on the non-engineering side of things.

I did not epexct the amount og Geology in this book. It was heavy both in terms of supernatural powers that people had which could create earthquakes or prevent them (amongst other things). Nor the finer details like peoples names etc. There. was so much of it and I was massively geeking out.

I planned to vlog the experience and that it, but I think this will be a new series for me where I as a Geologist reacts to books with geology in them.

I did some research into it and apparently there is a subgenera caller Geoscienes Fiction…! who knew?

Here is my nerdy reaction to all the geology in the Fifth Season but there are book and plot spoilers, just FYI.

What do you think? Have you read this before? Did you like it?

Do you know of any others science fiction or fantasy with geology in it? I might have done some research but I will always be looking for more suggestions.

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