The io9 Book Club is in Session! Let's Talk About Carolyn Ives Gilman's Isles of the Forsaken

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Welcome to the monthly meeting of the io9 Book Club. In October, we read Carolyn Ives Gilman's Isles of the Forsaken. Jump into comments to get started talking about it!

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For those unfamiliar with the io9 book club, here's how it works: You read the book. We create a special book club post on io9 when the meeting is in session. That would be the post you're reading right now. Then everybody talks about the book in comments for a few days, starting right now.

We hope that Gilman will stop by later this week to talk with us.

So, what did you think of the book?

Want to get a head start on our next book?
This month, we'll be reading Lavie Tidhar's alternate history Osama, which just won the World Fantasy Award. We'll meet on December 4 to discuss it.

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DISCUSSION

charliejane
Charlie Jane Anders

I've continued to think a lot about this novel since I finished it — I really like the way it complicates the different cultures we encounter, especially the different strands of native culture. There's not one monolithic way that people think about religion or their colonizers, it's really multilayered and feels like it's based on real observation.