Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang Author:Kate Wilhelm Before becoming one of today's most intriguing and innovative mystery writers, Kate Wilhelm was a leading writer of science fiction, acclaimed for classics like The Infinity Box and The Clewiston Test. — Now one of her most famous novels returns to print, the spellbinding story of an isolated post-holocaust community determined ... more »to preserve itself, through a perilous experiment in cloning. Sweeping, dramatic, rich with humanity, and rigorous in its science, Where Later the Sweet Birds Sang is widely regarded as a high point of both humanistic and "hard" SF, and won SF's Hugo Award and Locus Award on its first publication. It is as compelling today as it was then.« less
Kate Wilhelm is one of this century's greatest writers, and this post apocalypse tour-de-force is one fine example of her writing. She eventually got bored with the Sci Fi ghetto and started laboring across the tracks in the more respectable mystery writers ghetto, but no matter what she's writing, this book will always stand as one of her best.