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About the Author
Kate Wilhelm is an American author of science fiction and mystery novels. She began her writing career in 1956 with a series of science fiction short stories. Her debut novel was published in 1963 and was a mystery book titled More Bitter Than Death. Wilhelm’s best known series include the Barbara Hollowar mysteries and the Constance Leidl and Charlie Meiklejohn Mysteries. In 2003 she was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. She won her first nebula award in 1968 for her short story The Planners and won her first Hugo Award for her novel Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read this book years ago & it hadn't yet made it to my LT bookshelf, so I was very surprised to see it appear on the LT Unsuggestion List for me! I loved the book and will have to go back to see if I still love it. For me the theme was not one of solving the mystery of a parent's disappearance (as another reviewer said) but of learning how to live in the changing climate and economy of Peak Oil times. Of course, this book was written long before anyone coined Peak Oil, so I consider it very prescient of Wilhelm. I love that the main character learns how to find food and water in what most of society considers "wasteland". And of course I love it for sharing my name.