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Cadwell Turnbull

Autor(a) de No Gods, No Monsters

9+ Works 768 Membros 33 Críticas


Obras por Cadwell Turnbull

No Gods, No Monsters (2021) 436 exemplares, 17 críticas
The Lesson (2019) 285 exemplares, 11 críticas
Many Worlds: Or, the Simulacra (2023) — Editor — 4 exemplares
Shock Of Birth 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror (2023) — Contribuidor — 248 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 178 exemplares, 6 críticas
Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda (2021) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares, 3 críticas
Lost Worlds & Mythological Kingdoms (2022) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares, 1 crítica
Entanglements : tomorrow's lovers, families, and friends (2020) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2019 Edition (2019) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Burn the Ashes (2020) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Ignorance Is Strength (2020) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Or Else the Light (2020) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Futures & Fantasies (2018) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares, 3 críticas
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 42, No. 5 & 6 [May/June 2018] (2018) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares, 1 crítica
Brave New Weird (2023) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 100 • September 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 41, No. 7 & 8 [July/August 2017] (2017) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 91 • December 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 109 (June 2019) (2019) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares, 1 crítica
Nightmare Magazine, January 2017 (2016) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Why? In near future alternate universe we watch groups of monsters in conflict. Some of the worst most dangerous are the black hands, humans organized to rid the world of shape shifters, witches, vampires, and more exotic sorts who just want to live peacefully - but are monsters controlling the black hands? Guilt and manipulation all over the place, and bodies pile up on both sides.
quondame | 4 outras críticas | Jul 4, 2024 |
Don't try this without reading "No Gods, No Monsters" and keep in mind while you are working through that one that things do eventually start coming together. Sort of. These are interesting books but require some work. And faith that it isn't all nonsense.

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
Dokfintong | 4 outras críticas | Jun 15, 2024 |
I haven't said this for a while. This is a book I read and enjoyed and don't understand at all. Is that a good thing? Let me read the next installment and I'll let you know.
Dokfintong | 16 outras críticas | May 27, 2024 |
The Publisher Says: In We Are the Crisis—the second book in the Convergence Saga from award-winning author Cadwell Turnbull—humans and monsters come into conflict in a magical and dangerous world as civil rights collide with preternatural forces.

In this highly anticipated sequel, set a few years after No Gods, No Monsters, humanity continues to grapple with the revelation that supernatural beings exist. A werewolf pack investigates the strange disappearances of former members and ends up unraveling a greater conspiracy, while back on St. Thomas, a hurricane approaches and a political debate over monster’s rights ignites tensions in the local community.

Meanwhile, New Era—a pro-monster activist group—works to build a network between monsters and humans, but their mission is threatened by hate crimes perpetrated by a human-supremacist group known as the Black Hand. And beneath it all two ancient orders escalate their conflict, revealing dangerous secrets about the gods and the very origins of magic in the universe.

Told backward and forward in time as events escalate and unravel, We Are the Crisis is a brilliant contemporary fantasy that takes readers on an immersive and thrilling journey.


My Review
: I think this series of novels that discuss the sources of Otherness and the artificiality of the idea of a permanent identity deserves all the praise I can heap on it. Using modern culture's delight in cryptids and monsters as real entities, Author Turnbull offers a wise and inclusive look at how identity can be imposed from outside and then used to oppress and persecute the recipient of that imposed "self". Horror fiction is supposed to scare us with the monsters, not FOR them. This subversion of the literary status quo is ideally suited to slide in under the resistant person's radar and make them think again about what a monster is, and who decides what that identity means. This is something that has needed doing since the days of myth...Beowulf is, at the end of the day, about a mother seeking vengeance for the harm done to her child...and what could be more subversive than that?

The very concept of debating rights is absurd on its face. You don't grant rights. Rights are, then they get denied by the controlling elites to serve their own purposes. Granting rights is best framed as removing impediments unjustly placed in the path of those attempting to exercise their natural rights. When that fact comes dangerously close to becoming part of the great mass of people's consciousness, a crisis must be manufactured to distract and re-Other the group that is deemed undesirable by the controlling elites.

The existence of Others is necessary for the forces of control to make the eternally useful and rouinely succesful lie of Us-vs-Them work to absorb the mass of humanity in fighting against those who have the most in common with them so the controlling elites don't have to worry about how they can keep their power, privilege, and prestige intact against the outrage and hatred of those they oppress to serve them, not their own needs.

Political fiction done so well that, unless you already knew it was political, you wouldn't know. For that reason, I encourage you to gift it to your videogame addicted teen boy. Anything we can do to wedge his mind open a wee tiny bit for non-authoritarian thoughts to enter is good.
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richardderus | 4 outras críticas | Dec 6, 2023 |



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