The Woman Who Is the Midnight Wind

The Woman Who Is the Midnight Wind

by Terence Green
Ten ingenious tales of speculative fiction from a World Fantasy Award finalist: “Masterful . . . Extraordinary . . . A great talent” (San Francisco Chronicle).

The ten stories collected in The Woman Who Is the Midnight Wind take us to places that are awesomely new yet achingly familiar. Terence M. Green skillfully examines the thorny bonds of family in the tale of one man’s strange journey into the past to find a vanished uncle, as well as in the story of a son who is legally mandated to unearth a murderer by communicating with his dead father. The intricate workings of memory and the human heart are explored in the account of a space traveler’s decision to end his life after one final resurrection, and in the unforgettable title story in which a lonely hospital worker on a colonized planet 420 light years from Earth becomes entranced by a newborn alien-human hybrid child.

Speculative fiction becomes great literature in the hands of Green, a World Fantasy Award finalist who was proclaimed “one of Canada’s finest writers” by science fiction and fantasy luminary Charles de Lint. The Woman Who Is the Midnight Wind pushes the boundaries of a genre already renowned for its farsighted invention and establishes Green’s as a science fiction humanist on par with the immortal Ray Bradbury.

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