Introduction by Lisa Tuttle
The Sumner family can read the signs: the droughts and floods, the blighted crops, the shortages, the rampant diseases, and, above all, the increasing sterility of the population all point to one thing. Their isolated farm in the Appalachians gives them the ideal place to survive the coming meltdown, and their wealth gives them the means. Men and women must clone themselves for humanity to survive. But what then?
'Superb' THE ENCYLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION
'If all SF was as finely crafted as Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang, we'd have great cause to rejoice' VECTOR
Kate Wilhelm (1928-)
Kate Wilhelm has won many awards for her writing, including the Hugo for Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang. She has also been influential beyond her writing through the Milford Science Fiction Writers' Conference, founded by her late husband, Damon Knight.
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I've been reading science fiction for almost 40 years now and though I first read this first only 7 years ago, it's one that still comes fondly to mind often. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Padraic Fallon
I bought this on the strength of the good reviews and there are some good ideas concerning the fate of a cloned society, but this has to be one of the most boring books that I have... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Peter Bailey
I'm afraid I can't comment too specifically on the accuracy (or inaccuracy) of the science, but I can say that I tore through the book at a ridiculous pace, once I'd started I... Read morePublished on 4 Oct. 2012 by Robin White
This is a Hugo Award winning SF novel from the mid-1970s.
It is set across a number of years starting with an environmental catastrophe as a result of an unspecified... Read more
Brillaint book especially when you consider when it was written. A great indicator of what can happen to society as the result of its dependence on technology. Read morePublished on 14 Jun. 1999
I went into the reading of this book as a dreaded high school assignment some time ago, and came away with a haunting image of a society losing individuality and imagination. Read morePublished on 27 Mar. 1999