Kij Johnson, assistant professor of English at the University of Kansas, recently published her first book, a collection of short stories. The book, "At the Mouth of the River of Bees," includeds Johnson's short story that recently won the Hugo Award, considered the most prestigious U.S. honor for science fiction writers.
NPR reviewed the book in September, comparing Johnson's writing to famed science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin. The review says Johnson's work has "that wonderful power we hope for in all fiction we read, the surprising imaginative leap that takes us to recognize the marvelous in the everyday."
Read the rest of the review on NPR's website.