Something is causing an outbreak of madness and death in the vicinity of abandoned hotels around the country, and someone is torching abandoned hotels. Charlie and Constance are hired to find and stop the arsonist, but as they are drawn deeper and deeper into the mystery they become aware that government agencies are also probing, not for the arsonist, but for the source of whatever it is that brings about murderous madness, that causes bodies to rise and walk, and makes people vanish. What kind of power is at work, who developed it, and most importantly, who or what can control it? Charlie and Constance are determined not to control it, but to destroy it, and it costs them dearly.
About the Author
Kate Wilhelm and her husband, Damon Knight (1922-2002), also provided invaluable assistance to numerous other writers over the years. Their teaching careers covered a span of several decades, and hundreds of students, many of whom are famous names in the field by their own rights today. They helped to establish the Clarion Writer’s Workshop and the Milford Writer’s Conference. They lectured together at universities in North America, South America and Asia. They have been the guests of honor and panelists at numerous conventions around the world. Wilhelm continues to host monthly workshops, as well as teach at other events.
Kate Wilhelm has won numerous awards in her career, including two Hugo awards, three Nebulas, and Jupiter, Locus, Spotted Owl, Prix Apollo, Kristen Lohman awards. She was one of the first to win a Solstice award, in 2009, presented by the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) in recognition of her contributions to the field of science fiction. Kate was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2003 for her lifetime of contributions to the genre. Please visit katewilhelm.com and facebook.com/kate.wilhelm.52 for details.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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