Two Hour Transport: Reading Group – Thursday, May 13th, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Join us on Thursday, May 13th at 7:00pm (Seattle time) for the Two Hour Transport Reading Group. We will be discussing Rebecca Roanhorse’s debut novel Trail of Lightning, which won the Locus award, was a finalist for the Hugo & Nebula awards, and was named one of the top 100 fantasy books of all time! It’s a gripping novel, so if you haven’t read it yet, and want to join us, pick up a copy and get it read before the 13th!

Meeting Invite:

Discussion Topics:

We’ve laid out some discussion topics to get us started talking about Trail of Lightning. They are an entry point, rather than an agenda and we expect to stray far afield in our conversations. If there are aspects of the book you would really like to talk about, please let us know and we’ll make room for them.

Discussion Guidelines:

We’ll go over these at the beginning of the event, but please give them a read beforehand if you have a chance:


  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm General Discussion
  • 8:00 – 8:10 pm Break
  • 8:10 – 9:00 pm General Discussion and emerging themes.

The Two Hour Transport Reading Group meets every three months to discuss a book by a Black or African-American science fiction/fantasy writer. Rebecca Roanhorse is a Black and Native American author and we are looking forward to reading her award-winning debut novel.

Rebecca Roanhorse is a NYTimes bestselling and Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Award-winning speculative fiction writer and the recipient of the 2018 Astounding (Campbell) Award for Best New Writer.

Rebecca has published multiple award-winning short stories and five novels, including two in The Sixth World Series, Star Wars: Resistance RebornRace to the Sun for the Rick Riordan imprint, and her latest novel, the epic fantasy Black Sun. She has also written for Marvel Comics and for television, and had projects optioned by Amazon Studios, Netflix, and Paramount TV. Find her Fiction & Non-Fiction HERE.

She lives in Northern New Mexico with her husband, daughter, and pup. She drinks a lot of black coffee. Find more at and on Twitter at @RoanhorseBex.

Her most recent novel Black Sun has been nominated for this year’s Hugo and Nebula awards.

Getting the Book:

Trail of Lightning can be purchased from any of the sites listed here: or reserve a copy at the library.  

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