Cadwell Turnbull - The Lesson — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

One of the first science fiction novels set in the Virgin Islands, Turnbull’s debut follows events on Water Island, where a space ship piloted by the super-advanced Ynaa docked some five years ago. The aliens refuse to disclose their mission, and after one of the visitors kills an islander the uneasy coexistence of the races is about to explode in widespread violence. Turnbull, winner of the 2014 NCSU Prize for Short Fiction for his story "Ears,” and whose work has appeared in Nightmare, Lightspeed, and Asimov's Science Fiction, combines mystery, romance, and tragedy to explore questions of race, culture, exploitation, and the legacy of colonialism.


Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Wharf
Fiction & Poetry
The Lesson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538584644
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Blackstone Publishing - June 18th, 2019

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