Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

Book - 1998 | 1st Orb ed.
Average Rating:
3
Rate this:
The story of an isolated post-holocaust community of clones who are determined to preserve civilization, Where Late the Sweet Bids Sang" is widely regarded as Wilhelm's finest work.
Publisher: New York : Orb, 1998.
Edition: 1st Orb ed.
ISBN: 9780312866150
0312866151
Branch Call Number: FIC WILHELM
Characteristics: 254 p. ; 21 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

BeccaBB Feb 13, 2017

The story starts when it is already too late to save the world as we know it. A small group who realized the danger before the rest of the world was willing to accept the truth had started to prepare and plan for the future. They decide the only way to save the human race is to create clones. As the clones start to take over from the originals the story starts to explore the importance of individuality, imagination, original thought, and having differences. It was a quick start and you were soon in the middle of the main issues as the original humans were starting to find themselves obsolete. And it makes you think about what humanity is as the clones take over and it becomes apparent that they think differently, and do things differently. The question comes up of whether they have saved the human race or created something completely new. But even though I found the concept interesting it took me a while to get into this story. Due to the very nature of the characters there is a lack of emotion at times that I found hard to connect to. It took longer to get to know these characters and care for them. In time I did, but it took a while. I would say that if you are at all interested in post-apocalyptic stories (or clones) you should definitely give this one a try.

m
miaone
Feb 01, 2017

A post-apocalyptic dystopian novel from before we were calling them that. I loved it back in the 1970's, and it stands up well today. The nature of the apocalypse is vague, and that's just as well, because the important part is what happens to a small group of humans afterwards. They have the capacity to clone, and they do it, but there are problems anticipated and others not at all anticipated. Unexpected consequences. What happens if you're a singleton, and everybody else is a clone?
I think the plot is handled well, and for the most part is believable. Probably Wilhelm would change a few things if she were writing it today, but the story still feels solid. I highly recommend it.

p
paperclypse2
Jun 10, 2015

Pretty excellent near future apocalypse tale with clones! Powerful stuff.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at Sno-Isle Libraries

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top