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 for his story Ears and attended Clarion West 2016. Turnbull's short stories have been published in Nightmare, Lightspeed, and Asimov's Science Fiction. His Asimov's short story When the Rains Come Back made Barnes and Noble's Sci-fi & Fantasy Short Fiction Roundup in April 2018. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. The Lesson is his first book.
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 agg...[SEE MORE]