The Wind From a Burning Woman

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Author(s): Greg Bear
Genre: Sci Fi
Imprint: Sci-Fi Audio
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DF007
Released: Jul 21, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781436120050
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Description

The asteroid Psyche was to become mankind's first vessel to the stars. It was equipped with engines and was to be hollowed out to support generations of interstellar travelers. But before its completion, a strange sickness overcame the construction crew, leading to mutiny and halting the project permanently. Was it madness caused by long periods in a near weightless environment, or sabotage? Now, five years later,GianiTurco, granddaughter of the project's administrator, has commandeered Psyche, restarted its engines, and put it on a collision course with Earth. She has promised to alter the asteroid's destructive course only after Earth's government discloses publicly what really happened on Psyche. This selection also includes The White Horse Child; Petra; Scattershot; Mandala; and the Nebula Award-winner, Hardfought. "[Bear] is one of SF's finest, no journeyman tale-teller, but an artist of the imagination."- Analog

Professional reviews

"This collection of science fiction stories reveal a remarkable, and sometimes nightmarish, imagination. Guidall is at his usual high level, with impeccable phrasing and clear, but slightly understated, character voices. Moore delivers one of her two stories ably; it is written in the first person, and she becomes her character. However, her deliberation over her other story may sound plodding to some. A generally fine production with somewhat specialized appeal. J.N. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"