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Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang

By Kate Wilhelm

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  • £8.99

'If all SF was as finely crafted as WHERE LATE THE SWEET BIRDS SANG, we'd have great cause to rejoice' VECTOR

The Sumner family can read the signs: the droughts and floods, the blighted crops, the shortages, the rampant diseases and plagues, and, above all, the increasing sterility all point to one thing. Their isolated farm in the Appalachian Mountains gives them the ideal place to survive the coming breakdown, and their wealth and know-how gives them the means. Men and women must clone themselves for humanity to survive. But what then?

Biographical Notes

Kate Wilhelm is a multi-award winning author. She received both the Hugo and the Jupiter for WHERE LATE THE SWEET BIRDS SANG, and several Nebulas for her short fiction. She has also been influential through the Milford Sciene Fiction Writers' Conference, and through the Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop.

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  • ISBN: 9780575079144
  • Publication date: 12 Oct 2006
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Gollancz
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