Cadwell Turnbull event at Yankee Bookshop

Debut science fiction author Cadwell Turnbull will appear at an event at Woodstock’s Yankee Bookshop on July 1st, to discuss his novel The Lesson.

Here’s what the book is about:

An alien ship rests over Water Island. For five years the people of the US Virgin Islands have lived with the Ynaa, a race of superadvanced aliens on a research mission they will not fully disclose. They are benevolent in many ways but meet any act of aggression with disproportional wrath. This has led to a strained relationship between the Ynaa and the local Virgin Islanders and a peace that cannot last.

A year after the death of a young boy at the hands of an Ynaa, three families find themselves at the center of the inevitable conflict, witness and victim to events that will touch everyone and teach a terrible lesson.

Turnbull has been a rising star in the SF/F world — his work has appeared recently in publications such as The Verge, Lightspeed Magazine, and Asimov’s.

RSVP here.