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Highly recommended for aficionados of post-apocalyptic or cloning fiction.
Kate Wilhelm describes in this story a clone society, which some authors might make out to be a utopia, but which she makes it clear is far from being one.
I have conflicting emotions every time I read this book - which has been many times over the past forty years or so.
This was a great book in the line of dystopian fiction. We read it as part of a book club and it was an easy, fast read that should generate lots of discussion. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Jack Bites
This book has influenced my life for almost 40 years. Any book that sticks that long, ought be a 12. Do I recall all the details? No,but I remember how it made me feel.Published 2 months ago by tmd54
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang is a book to read for its ideas rather than its characters. It is the story of a world that is suffering from radiation and other forms of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Steven R. Lindahl
I read this when it wss first published and and re-read it many times since. It's about a wealthy family in Virgina that, seeing the state of the world's economy and the uneasy... Read morePublished 5 months ago by cathairetic
I thought there would be a little more substance to the plot...perhaps i was looking for something that wasn't there for my taste. Book arrived on time.Published 8 months ago by Marianne
This novel deserves to be published in leather. I first read this probably 25 years ago and it stayed in my mind. Highly recommend reading.Published 11 months ago by jvmeadows
Three stars for the lovely prose. The story was relevant in its day, but now it's just an interesting period piece. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Alanzzzz
This was a book I owned a first edition of that somehow walked away. I love this book, but, today, I find it's message even more immediate than it was 20 years ago. Read morePublished 15 months ago by R M Greer
I enjoyed this book by Kate Wilhelm. The story is part post-apocolyptic, part sci-fi with human cloning. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Susan Copple