Start Reading

Walls of Wind

Ratings:
Length: 390 pages6 hours

Summary

What if males and females were two completely different species?
WALLS OF WIND explores this question and its ramifications on an alien world in which the two sentient species are interdependent and reproductively symbiotic, although physically, emotionally and mentally they have little in common. Or so they believe, until their city-state is threatened by increasing internal conflict and a terrifying external predator that has invaded the forests just beyond their walls. A handful of Ghen and Bria struggle desperately to find a solution before their civilization is destroyed.
WALLS OF WIND combines anthropological speculation and the social sciences with the tragedy, suspense and triumph of individual characters who struggle to overcome external threats as well as their own internal fears and prejudices.

REVIEWS:

"Look out, C. J. Cherryh! Step aside, Hal Clement! There's a new master of truly alien SF, and her name is J. A. McLachlan. THE WALLS OF WIND is doubtless THE debut novel of the year." ~ Hugo award-winning Author Robert J. Sawyer
"In ways SF readers can favorably compare with icons of the genre, such as Ursula K. Le Guin, James Tiptree Jr. and Robert J. Sawyer, WALLS OF WIND boldly weaves anthropology, psychology, drama, future history, even meteorology, into a tapestry of viewpoints and epiphanies that propel McLachlan's characters toward a necessary and illuminating change in their collective relationship. ... If you read no other "alien" authors this year, don't miss WALLS OF WIND." ~ Bookreporter

Read on the Scribd mobile app

Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.