Come join us as we host an evening with the author of one of the most talked-about debuts in any genre this season!
The Lesson is a stunning first contact novel set against the backdrop of a near-future US Virgin Islands.
Comparisons to Octavia Butler and Ursula K. Le Guin are already being made. Fountain Bookstore owner Kelly Justice has picked it as one of her "must-reads" of the summer!
Cadwell Turnbull is a graduate from the North Carolina State University’s Creative Writing MFA in Fiction and English MA in Linguistics. He was the winner of the 2014 NCSU Prize for Short Fiction and attended Clarion West 2016. His short fiction has appeared in The Verge, Lightspeed, Nightmare, and Asimov’s Science Fiction. His Asimov’s short story “When the Rains Come Back” made Barnes and Noble’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy’s Short Fiction Roundup in April 2018. His Nightmare story “Loneliness is in Your Blood” was selected for The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018. His Asimov’s novelette “Other Worlds and This One” was also selected by the anthology as a notable story. The Lesson is his debut novel.