Club Book Episode 141 Rebecca Roanhorse
Rebecca Roanhorse is among a small cohort of “Indigenous novelists reshaping North American science fiction, horror, and fantasy – genres in which Native writers have long been overlooked” (The New York Times). Roanhorse’s speculative fiction, much of which is informed by her Navajo heritage, has earned the genre’s coveted Nebula, Hugo, Campbell, and Locus awards. Titles of note include Trail of Lightning and Storm of Locusts, the first two installments of The Sixth World young adult series. Roanhorse is also among a handful of writers invited to contribute to the perennially popular Star Wars expanded universe. Her bestselling Star Wars: Resistance Reborn is a canon prequel to the 2019 blockbuster film The Rise of Skywalker. Roanhorse’s latest is the critically acclaimed Between Earth and Sky trilogy. Inspired by the pre-Columbian civilizations of America, the series offers a page-turning blend of political intrigue, celestial prophecies, and forbidden magic. Booklist calls it “perfect for those who love George R. R. Martin’s series but crave more diverse worlds.” Fevered Star, the latest installment, hits shelves on April 19.