Sweeping, dramatic, rich with humanity and rigorous in its science, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang is widely regarded as a high point of both humanistic and hard science fiction. It won science fiction's Hugo Award and Locus Award on its first publication and is as compelling today as it was then.
©1976 Kate Wilhelm; (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.
"The best novel about cloning written to date." (Locus)
"One of the best treatments of cloning in SF." (New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction)
"Kate Wilhelm's cautionary message comes through loud and clear." (New York Times)
this is an acknowledged classic and deservedly so. it is very well written, full of prescient ideas concerning global warming and environmental and disease problems that were only beginning to be thought about seriously, but more important are themes developing out of a potential cloned society, the isolation of the society and the loss of individuality and humanity. a very thought provoking novel with some nice symbolism to tie together and deepen the themes. excellent. narrator was good, not stellar, could have been a little more animated and dynamic, but still book is solid.
The reading and acting was good. It is an interesting subject of survival, though there were some part that I think may not be as realistic. Does humanity accept such discrimination?
I remember this book from when I was a young woman in college,some 30 years ago and it is still one of the best stories I have ever read. Well worth listening to!
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