Library Journal compares Cadwell Turnbull’s speculative stories with black characters to those of Octavia Butler, declaring his to be on par with hers. Wow!
(More starred reviews on Blackstone Publishing)
The Lesson is Cadwell’s debut novel. Mostly set on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, the local people are sharing their homeland with the Ynaa, a race of superadvanced aliens on a research mission. Their peaceful coexistence lasts for a while until a young boy dies at the hands of a Ynaa, resulting in a maelstrom of conflict within the community. Alien colonization is in full force. What is the lesson?
Visit Cadwell Turnbull’s website for more insight into the exceptional depth of his writing and creativity. A native of U.S. Virgin Islands, his homepage acquaints us with his educational journey in the U.S. and the honing of his skills. Cadwell’s short fiction has earned him notable awards and recognition on the pages of Asimov’s Science Fiction, Lightspeed, and Nightmare. Much of this work, along with interviews and essays, are on the site’s publication page.
Cadwell is busy touring and promoting, but found time to send a postcard. Actually, he sent two! I will post the other in the near future.
So thank you, Cadwell, for this breathtaking postcard. A little googling of She is a Tree of Life to Them took me to The Brooklyn Museum, Proverbs 3:18, and photographer Consuelo Kanaga (1894 – 1978). I love new discoveries. 🙂
And your note, a quote from The Lesson – Ahhh…