The Woman Who Is the Midnight Wind
Terence M. Green
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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.
“Masterful . . . Extraordinary . . . A great talent.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“An inspiring read . . . It reaches out to touch your heart, mind and soul. Highly recommended.” —Ottawa Citizen
“Terence Green’s first collection is a milestone for all of us.” —Orson Scott Card, Fantasy & Science Fiction
Terence M. Green is the author of eight books (seven novels and a short story collection); the recipient of a total of nine grants for fiction writing, from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council; a two-time World Fantasy Award finalist; and a five-time Prix Aurora Award finalist. His work has been translated into French, Italian, Danish, Polish, and Portuguese. He is profiled in Contemporary Authors, The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature, Canadian Who’s Who, The Dictionary of Literary Biography, and Books in Canada. He has been praised in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the Ottawa Citizen, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His novel Shadow of Ashland (more than a quarter of a million copies printed) was selected as a Top 3 Fiction Pick of the Year by the Edmonton Journal in 1997, and as the Book You Have to Read by Entertainment Weekly in 2003.