Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

by Kate Wilhelm | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0575079142 Global Overview for this book
Registered by RosieCanberra of Monash, Australian Capital Territory Australia on 12/18/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by RosieCanberra from Monash, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Monday, December 18, 2017
'The Summer family can read the signs: the droughts and floods, the blighted crops, the shortages, the rampant diseases, and, above all, the increasing sterility of the population all point to one thing.'

To be released at the Canberra Bookcrossing Meet up or into a street library.

Journal Entry 3 by winggoldenwattlewing at Narrabundah, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Saturday, December 01, 2018
I picked this book up from under the Christmas tree, at our Canberra bookcrossing Christmas party. Thank you.

Journal Entry 4 by winggoldenwattlewing at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Thursday, March 19, 2020
They were having a bad year...rather like us this year; 2020.

Initially I found the writing style distant, sort of ethereal, impersonal, but I pressed on. The information was too, with words like, "The sickness that no-one wants to name." (As I mentioned; they were having a bad year too.) & "Hot rain." It's possible to guess what that was, but it was never explained how that came about.
The story though grew on me and it became a page turner, and I moved beyond noticing the writing as 'distant'. I guess that was the lack of portrayal of individual personalty for the characters; even those who were not clones. The story though carried the book. As the story progressed we moved from one generation to the next. It was not always explained fully what happened to the last generation, although likely they died. But rather than just leave the story, I would have liked to have followed the older characters further.
This story has much that is relevant today; - climate change, "The sickness that no-one wants to name." Then when hardly anyone is left alive to continue heating the world, nature recovers and at the same time, the world begins to cool and the next ice age begins.
I was not sure if there would have been enough genetic diversity for a future human civilisation, but a quick google and maybe there would have been.

Released 5 mos ago (4/28/2020 UTC) at Little Free Library 86492 (OBCZ) in Narrabundah, Australian Capital Territory Australia

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