Winner of the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel Book 1 in the record-breaking triple Hugo-Award-winning trilogy ***A New York Times Notable Book*** ***Shortlisted for the World Fantasy, Nebula, Kitschies, Audie and Locus Awards*** ***The inaugural Wired.com book club pick*** THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS . . . FOR THE LAST TIME. IT STARTS WITH THE GREAT RED RIFT across the heart of the worlds sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. IT STARTS WITH DEATH, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. IT STARTS WITH BETRAYAL, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. Astounding NPR Amazing Ann Leckie Breaks uncharted ground Library Journal Powerful io9 Elegiac, complex, and intriguing Publishers Weekly Intricate and extraordinary New York Times Brilliant Washington Post The Broken Earth trilogy is complete – beginning with The Fifth Season, continuing in The Obelisk Gate (Winner of the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel) and concluding with The Stone Sky (Winner of the 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novel and 2018 Nebula Award).