Why Do Birds by Damon Knight

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A novel that explores the power of persuasion features the deceitful acts of Ed Stone, who convinces entire nations that he has been chosen to preserve humanity in a massive vault suspended in space.

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Damon Knight earned his reputation as a modern master of the short story with such classics as "I See You," "The Handler," "To Serve Man," and "The Country of the Kind." He and his wife, Kate Wilhelm, taught short-story writing at the Clarion Workshop for almost thirty years, during which time he worked with many of today's prominent writers. Knight has also received the C.E.S. Wood Award and the SFWA Grand Master Award for his writing.
Published December 1, 1992 by Tor Books. 272 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Despite the detailed discussion of the physical, political and geographical ramifications of packing the human race into a box, the basic premise remains absurd, which is precisely what gives this provocative tale by the author of The Observers its kick, from the hilariously deadpan beginning to ...

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