MAC'S BACKS SCI-FI BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES RING SHOUT BY P. DJÈLÍ CLARK
Mac's Backs Sci=Fi Book Club discusses Ring Shout by P. Djeli Clark.
In this dark fantasy historical novella that gives a supernatural twist to the Ku Klux Klan's reign of terror, The Birth of a Nation cast a spell across America, swelling the Klan's ranks and drinking deep from the darkest thoughts of white folk. All across the nation they ride, spreading fear and violence among the vulnerable. They plan to bring Hell to Earth. Standing in their way is Maryse Boudreaux and her fellow resistance fighters, a foul-mouthed sharpshooter and a Harlem Hellfighter. Armed with blade, bullet, and bomb, they hunt their hunters and send the Klan's demons straight to Hell. But something awful's brewing in Macon, and the war on Hell is about to heat up. Can Maryse stop the Klan before it ends the world?
" A fantastical, brutal and thrilling triumph of the imagination...Clark's combination of historical and political reimagining is cathartic, exhilarating and fresh." -- The New York Times
"Once the story picks up, it keeps hitting hard, climbing -- no, soaring -- to a cinematic finish, with character beats that hit beautifully." -- NPR
Born in New York and raised mostly in Houston, P. DJÈLÍ CLARK spent the formative years of his life in the homeland of his parents, Trinidad and Tobago. He is the Hugo and Sturgeon nominated author of the novellas The Black God's Drums and The Haunting of Tram Car 015. His short story "The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington" ( Fireside Fiction) has earned him both a Nebula and Locus award. Clark lives in Connecticut.
The book will be available at Mac's Backs or through our website at the 20% book club discount.
In accordance with social distancing guidelines, this meeting will take place via Zoom. Contact us for the link.