Tom Doherty Associates, copyright 1976
Trade Paperback, 254 pages
very highly recommended
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 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.
Very Highly Recommended
What David always hated most about the Sumner family dinners was the way everyone talked about him as if he were not there. opening
If a new structure is to rise, it must start at the ground, not on top of what has been built during the centuries past. pg. 237