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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?

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

The Nevermore Affair

Kate Wilhelm
Authors:
Kate Wilhelm
Gateway

Better than One

Kate Wilhelm, Damon Knight
Authors:
Kate Wilhelm, Damon Knight
Gateway

Welcome, Chaos

Kate Wilhelm
Authors:
Kate Wilhelm
Gateway

Kate Wilhelm SF Gateway Omnibus

Kate Wilhelm
Authors:
Kate Wilhelm

Kate Wilhelm has a reputation as one of the 20th century's finest SF writers. Winner of the Hugo Award for Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang, she has produced an impressive body of work in the fields of SF and crime, and - along with her late husband, Damon Knight - has had a profound influence beyond her writing, through the Milford and Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshops. This omnibus contains novels The Clewiston Test and Welcome, Chaos and story collection The Infinity Box. THE CLEWISTON TEST: Anne Clewiston would soon be hailed as a miracle worker. She had almost perfected the formula for a drug which would banish all pain from the world. The Lab tests went on; the caged apes were thriving, all the results positive. The next step - humans. Then, one night, a chimpanzee went berserk...THE INFINITY BOX: A man's eerie ability to enter - and control - the mind of a vulnerable young woman turns into a sexual nightmare...A hack writer with fading skills finds his soap operas foretelling the future...His retirement present, a watch, takes a man back into his own past...American soldiers attack the wrong country - their own!WELCOME, CHAOS: Lyle is asked to spy on Saul Werther, who is thought to be a drug dealer. She finds him charming but realises she has been set up...Saul has developed a major breakthrough in the medical world which he is keeping secret, and Lyle has been sent there to uncover his secrets...

Gateway

Crazy Time

Kate Wilhelm
Authors:
Kate Wilhelm

Why is Lauren Steele being followed around by a mysterious red-haired ghost? Why is the Pentagon after her? And why doesn't anyone believe her?As a psychologist at the Waycross Clinic in Seattle, she has enough problems. Her clients never seem to listen to anything she says, and her co-workers could use extensive counseling themselves. The last thing she needs is an obnoxious figment of her own imagination showing up at the least opportune moments.But Daniel ("Corky") Corcoran is actually the victim of a fault experimental laser, having been accidentally "dispersed" when the device misfired during a demonstration. He has literally gathered his wits about him by focusing on the last person he saw - Lauren. The trouble is, Corky's attempts at communication only convince Lauren that she is going crazy.Add to this one paranoid colonel from the Pentagon who is convinced that both Corky and Lauren are Soviet spies, and you have a mix of zany and colourful characters caught up in a plot that is quintessential Wilhelm.

Gateway

Oh, Susannah!

Kate Wilhelm
Authors:
Kate Wilhelm
Gateway

Listen, Listen

Kate Wilhelm
Authors:
Kate Wilhelm

This book contains four striking novellas, and the author's own philosophy of fiction writing expressed in her speech as a guest of honour at the 38th World Science Fiction Convention."The Winter Beach" turns what might be a spy story into suspense of a far different order."Julian" begins when its youthful hero trains his telescope on nearby earth rather than the stars and sees a woman who rules the rest of his life."With Thimbles, with Forks and Hope" seems to be the dramatic story of a holiday fishing trip, but once on the ocean we are gripped by a different reality."Moongate", set in the mountains of the Northwest, takes its two men and one woman through many dimensions in time and space."The Uncertain Edge of Reality" casts a new light on Kate Wilhelm's many books and short stories. "This is my subject matter when I write," she says. "I am asking, What actually do we mean by reality, and are we stuck with the one we have? This is what I mean by reality fiction, and usually it is also called science fiction...We are more than simple animals using sophisticated tools in our search for food, security and mates. We are something new on the earth...We can change reality."Kate Wilhelm's writing always has meaning on many levels. Listen, Listen provides a feasts for fans and new readers alike.

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Children of the Wind

Kate Wilhelm
Authors:
Kate Wilhelm

This collection assembles in one volume five works by Kate Wilhelm, masterful fantasist and one of science fiction's premier storytellers:In 'Children of the Wind', identical twins J-1 and J-2 play subtle games with their parents' lives. Are the boys just precocious, or are they far more strange - and powerful? 'The Gorgon Field' finds Charlie and Constance caught in a mystery of mystical proportions in the Arizona desert. 'A Brother to Dragons, a Companion of Owls' depicts a future in which survival may not be merely enough - it may be too much, whilst 'The Blue Ladies' studies a disabled woman's abilities to share his vision. 'The Girl Who Fell Into the Sky', winner of the Nebula Award for best novelette, weaves a dreamy tale of love, death and an old piano amid the Kansas plains.These five tales present luminous, absorbing visions of the world as it could be and as it is.

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And the Angels Sing

Kate Wilhelm
Authors:
Kate Wilhelm
Gateway

Abyss: Two Novellas

Kate Wilhelm
Authors:
Kate Wilhelm

Abyss Anyone? Enter Kate Wilhelm's realm of extrasensory perception, alternate universes, alien monsters, and something else, something much more strange...the abyss that lurks near each of us, ready to destroy us...or set us free.

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The Downstairs Room

Kate Wilhelm
Authors:
Kate Wilhelm

What happens when . . .An all-powerful killing machine is equipped with a human brain on the brink of madness?A group of apes are injected with human intelligence and build their own strange empire?A child with an other-worldly intellect is locked in mortal combat with his own down-to-earth father?A hand-picked space team convenes at a countdown that can mean the start of a new era - or the end of mankind?You'll find out when you enter . . . THE DOWNSTAIRS ROOM.

Gateway

City of Cain

Kate Wilhelm
Authors:
Kate Wilhelm

"My lover, my protector, my friend, my doctor, my brother - they're all killing me."Peter Roos cannot help knowing the thoughts of those around him. A rare physical condition has given him that power. Now he has "heard" about the government's secret plan to give up control of America to the military - to build an underground city for themselves in the event of a nuclear attack. Unfortunately for Roos, the government knows he knows. And the project's sponsors - including his senator brother - have no choice.They must get him out of the way - permanently!

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The Mile-Long Spaceship

Kate Wilhelm
Authors:
Kate Wilhelm

A collection of short stories from the award-winning author, Kate Wilhelm. Contains the following:The Mile-Long Spaceship Fear Is a Cold Black Jenny with Wings A Is for Automation Gift from the Stars No Light in the Window One for the Road Andover and the Android The Man without a Planet The Apostolic Travelers The Last Days of the Captain

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The Killer Thing

Kate Wilhelm
Authors:
Kate Wilhelm

PROGRAMMED FOR DESTRUCTION In a way, they were the same, the man and the machine. Both had been ordered to do one thing - kill. The robot had been created to wreak revenge on the humans who had brutally conquered its planet. The man was the product of years of training by an Earth that had set out to take over the Universe. Now the two faced each other in the icy reaches of the galaxy. The robot, with its calculating machine of a brain, its impenetrable force shield, its deadly laser beam. The man, with the kind of nerve that refused to admit the odds against survival...

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A Sense of Shadow

Kate Wilhelm
Authors:
Kate Wilhelm

They came to his deathbed. Four dutiful children. Each the victim of a different mother. Each mother the victim of a tragic accident, unsolved murder, mysterious disappearance.As he sank away they glowered their hatred. It was a hatred he expected, and his revenge was well-planned.He left a multimillion dollar legacy, bearing a ghoulish price tag. They could pay with their sanity, or their psyches, or their souls, they would be part of an experiment, something to do with brain waves. It would be a great service to science, they were told. Just one last little joke on his kids, and they swore they could hear him laughing - all the way to hell.

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Huysman's Pets

Kate Wilhelm
Authors:
Kate Wilhelm

Stanley Huysman was a Nobel laureate whose visionary theories of his later years, bridging biology and physics, came to be labelled crackpot ideas. The true genius of these experiments became clear only when Huysman's widow called on Drew Lancaster to write the scientist's biography. As Drew deciphers the man's notes, to crack the code of government-funded projects and the secrecy of Huysman's unscrupulous assistant, it is revealed that the great man actually achieved what he set out to do. By genetic manipulation, he induced telepathy in his subjects. But Dohemy is now holding those subjects' children prisoner, and it is only their extraordinary powers that can save them.

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The Infinity Box

Kate Wilhelm
Authors:
Kate Wilhelm

Suppose you could enter the mind of a beautiful woman; see what she sees, feel what she feels, and control her completely. Suppose you could turn back the hands of your watch, and relive your life. Suppose the stories you wrote kept coming true.

Gateway

Somerset Dreams and Other Fictions

Kate Wilhelm
Authors:
Kate Wilhelm
Gateway

Let the Fire Fall

Kate Wilhelm
Authors:
Kate Wilhelm
Gateway

Margaret and I

Kate Wilhelm
Authors:
Kate Wilhelm