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Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang [NOOK Book]

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Before becoming one of today's most intriguing and innovative mystery writers, Kate Wilhelm was a leading writer of science fiction, acclaimed for classics like The Infinity Box and The Clewiston Test.

Now one of her most famous novels returns to print, the spellbinding story of an isolated post-holocaust community determined to preserve itself, through a perilous experiment in cloning. Sweeping, dramatic, rich with humanity, and rigorous in...
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Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang

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Overview


Before becoming one of today's most intriguing and innovative mystery writers, Kate Wilhelm was a leading writer of science fiction, acclaimed for classics like The Infinity Box and The Clewiston Test.

Now one of her most famous novels returns to print, the spellbinding story of an isolated post-holocaust community determined to preserve itself, through a perilous experiment in cloning. Sweeping, dramatic, rich with humanity, and rigorous in its science, Where Later the Sweet Birds Sang is widely regarded as a high point of both humanistic and "hard" SF, and won SF's Hugo Award and Locus Award on its first publication. It is as compelling today as it was then. Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang is the winner of the 1977 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466832107
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 7/15/1998
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 203,593
  • File size: 689 KB

Meet the Author


Kate Wilhelm is the author of dozens of novels and short-story collections.  Among them are the science fiction classic Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang, the Constance and Charlie mysteries, and The Good Children.  The recipient of many honors--the Prix Apollo, the Hugo Award, three Nebula Awards, and the Kurd Lasswitz Award--Ms. Wilhelm, along with her husband, Damon Knight, received an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Michigan State University in recognition of their many years as instructors for the Clarion workshop in Fantasy and Science Fiction.  Born in Ohio and raised in Kentucky, Ms. Wilhelm now lives in Eugene, Oregon, her home of many years.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2006

    What makes us human?

    This is my all time favorite book. My personal copy is more than 20 years old, many times read and much battered. What caught my eye was that this is labeled a 'textbook' edition. About time! I used this book repeatedly in the early 80's in 'sociology through science fiction' courses. The book speaks to the essential question of what makes humans 'human' and, in a way that delights to the sociologist in me, suggests that 'nurture' is at least as important as 'nature'. For the clones (every bit as biologically human as their donors) have lost some of the essence of humanity because they lack that sense of separation and aloneness that normally marks the human condition.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2001

    A classic

    I acquired this book from a library sale years ago, and have read it at least once a year since. It's wonderfully written with distinctive charecters, a plausable storyline, and twists and turns all along the story. It's not your normal Sci-Fi or Fantasy book, it's a little bit of everything put together!

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