Nerdette Book Club: Ryka Aoki on ‘Light From Uncommon Stars’

Ryka Aoki’s new book ‘Light From Uncommon Stars’
This month's book club pick is Ryka Aoki's 'Light From Uncommon Stars.' Read on for donuts, queer alien relationships, and demonic deals. Greta Johnsen / WBEZ
Ryka Aoki’s new book ‘Light From Uncommon Stars’
This month's book club pick is Ryka Aoki's 'Light From Uncommon Stars.' Read on for donuts, queer alien relationships, and demonic deals. Greta Johnsen / WBEZ

Nerdette Book Club: Ryka Aoki on ‘Light From Uncommon Stars’

Welcome back to the Nerdette Book Club! It’s just like a regular book club, only we spend more time talking about the book than your friend’s gossip (most of the time). This month is ‘Light From Uncommon Stars’ by Ryka Aoki.

The story follows Katrina, a young trans woman who runs away from her abusive family, Shizuka, a world-renowned violin teacher who has a deal with the devil, and Lan, an intergalactic refugee who runs a donut shop. Yes, all three of those storylines are in the same book, and it’s a ton of fun.

Listen to this spoiler-free discussion with the author. If you’re reading along, we want to hear your thoughts! Record yourself on your smartphone and send the file to nerdettepodcast@gmail.com. We might just include your voice in our panel discussion later this month. We can’t wait to hear from you!