Turnbull, Cadwell

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(?   -    ) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Loneliness Is in Your Blood" in Nightmare Magazine for January 2017. His first novel, The Lesson (2019), set in a Near Future U S Virgin Islands alive with the consequences of an Alien "research" expedition which has occupied the Island for three years (see Imperialism; Race in SF). One of the aliens has lived undercover in humanoid form on Earth for centuries (the chance that some form of Uplift for Homo sapiens is pending remains problematic); the complex tales revolves around her intimacies with island humans, who are black, and an interspecies murder. The Lesson can clearly and fruitfully be read as an analysis of colonialism, its costs and its poisonous allure (see Exogamy). [JC]

Cadwell Turnbull

born Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, U S Virgin Islands



  • The Lesson (Ashland, Oregon: Blackstone Publishing, 2019) [hb/]


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