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Crazy Time

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm
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Oh, Susannah!

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm
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Listen, Listen

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm
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Children of the Wind

Kate Wilhelm
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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
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Kate Wilhelm

The dozen stories in this delightful volume span the career of Kate Wilhelm, showcasing the wide-ranging works of this exceptional stylist. These stories include:"The Look Alike", in which a grieving young mother encounters a doppelganger of her lost daughter."Forever Yours, Anna", recipient of the 1988 Nebula Award for best short story."The Day of the Sharks", presents a relentless account of a woman recovering from a breakdown.Ranging from the harrowing to the humorous, from the charming to the strange, And the Angels Sing is a chorus of literary delights.

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Abyss: Two Novellas

Kate Wilhelm
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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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Beyond the Barrier

Damon Knight
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Damon Knight
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The Downstairs Room

Kate Wilhelm
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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.

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City of Cain

Kate Wilhelm
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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
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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 Clewiston Test

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm

She was consumed by two passions - her husband and her medical research. Or was it first her work and then her husband?At twenty-eight Anne had made a scientific breakthrough that would be a financial miracle for her employers. But was it safe yet to use the serum on humans? Anne found the answer - after her perfect marriage and her courage had been tested by inward conflict and the politics of power.

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Juniper Time

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm

Man reached for the stars - and failed to keep the Earth in his grasp. With the western United States devastated by drought, the survivors huddle in squalid concentration camps in the east.And still the dream won't go away. In high orbit, an artefact is found that may be man's first contact with aliens. The only woman who can decode it has found her future in the past, in the remote Indian territories of the Pacific Northwest. But in which direction does the planet's survival lie?

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A Sense of Shadow

Kate Wilhelm
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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
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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
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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.

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Somerset Dreams and Other Fictions

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm

Eight short stories by the author of Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang. The title piece plus The Encounter; Planet Story; Mrs Bagley Goes to Mars; Symbiosis; Ladies and Gentlemen, This Is Your Crisis; The Hounds; and State of Grace.

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Hell's Pavement

Damon Knight
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Damon Knight
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A for Anything

Damon Knight
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Damon Knight

We call it a gismo.That's right, a gismo.A bit difficult to describe. Like a cross, I suppose, without the top part. Sort of two arms on a stand.What happens is this. You hang something on one arm. Anything at all. A watch, a bracelet, money, anything. I supposed you could hang a locomotive on, only it's a bit heavy.But anyway you hang something on and there on the opposite arm appears an exact replica. And I mean exact.You can't tell the difference.So nobody need make anything any more. What you need you hang on the gismo. No work. No want. No starvation. No nothing.When you've got a gismo, you've got everything.

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Natural State

Damon Knight
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Damon Knight
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Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang

Kate Wilhelm
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Kate Wilhelm