Author Naomi Novik Is Here to Talk About Uprooted

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This month, io9 read Naomi Novik’s novel, Uprooted. Today, from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. (Pacific time), she’ll be joining us to answer our questions about modern fairytales and folklore, the internal politics of fantasy worlds, and anything else you want to know!

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Start asking your questions about Uprooted in the comments section right now and she’ll answer as many as she can while she’s here. Please be polite!

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Want to find out more about the io9 book club? You can check out our past meetings here. This month, we’ll be reading Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson.

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Greetings Naomi.

Someone else has already asked about the romance, which was one of the very things in the book that felt a bit forced, so I’ll be curious to hear your reply.

There were two other threads that jumped out at me. The first? Given the (presumed) utter devastation to the population of both kingdoms in the bridge/Tower battles caused by the Forest, what were the societal effects afterwards, and was there a reason you didn’t sprinkle in a few paragraphs about them? Second, were there any earlier hints about the origin of the Forest scattered through the first part of the book that we missed, including any links to magic?

Thanks for one of the best standalone fantasies of many years.