Quantity: 1 available
SF novel. 1979 Nebula nominee.
''Kate Wilhelm has done her usual excellent job of weaving an intricate plot and sympathetically portraying believable and complex characters in settings that are described with force and clarity. This 1979 novel is set in the not-too-distant future, when a devastating drought in the American West, and much of the rest of the world, has caused economic and social collapse. The story alternates between the viewpoints of Cluny, a scientist dedicated to the construction and operation of a space station, and Jean, who was Cluny's childhood friend but has now gone her separate way and become a linguist, naturalist and photographer. Wilhelm's most powerful and engrossing writing, it seems to me, is in her descriptions of the natural world and of the vastly different ways that people relate to it. Jean's experiences on the Oregon coast are beautifully described, as is her life on the high desert of Oregon with the Wasco Indians. (Wilhelm and her husband, Damon Knight, live in Bend, Oregon.) Jean gradually comes to understand the way of life of the Wasco people, and her spiritual growth is described very effectively. Cluny and Jean are reunited when they become part of a project intended to discover if contact with an alien civilization has occurred. Their decision may determine whether a nuclear war between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. can be avoided. The climax of the novel is unexpected but believable (Michael J. Keyes).
Title: Juniper Time.
Categories: Current Catalogue,
Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher: Harper & Row: NY.: 1979.
ISBN Number: 0060804769
ISBN Number 13: 9780060804763
Book Condition: Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 07060