The Woman Who Is the Midnight Wind: Stories

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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.
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About the author

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.
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Jul 7, 2015
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Pages
134
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ISBN
9781504014182
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Science Fiction / Time Travel
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Together in one volume—the first three books in the world’s most beloved science-fiction series!

DRAGONFLIGHT

On a beautiful world called Pern, an ancient way of life is about to come under attack. Lessa is an outcast survivor—her parents murdered, her birthright stolen—a strong young woman who has never stopped dreaming of revenge. But when an ancient threat reemerges, Lessa will rise—upon the back of a great dragon with whom she shares a telepathic bond more intimate than any human connection. Together, dragon and rider will fly, and Pern will be changed forever.

DRAGONQUEST

Since Lessa and Ramoth, her golden queen dragon, traveled into the past to bring forward a small army of dragons and riders to save their world from deadly alien spores, fear and desperation have spread across the land. But while the dragonriders struggle with threats both human and otherworldly, a young rider named F’nor and his brown dragon, Canth, hatch a bold plan to destroy the alien scourge at its source—the baleful Red Star that fills the heavens and promises doom to all. 

THE WHITE DRAGON

Never in the history of Pern has there been a dragon like Ruth. Mocked by other dragons for his small size and pure white color, Ruth is smart, brave, and loyal—qualities that he shares with his rider, the young Lord Jaxom. Unfortunately, Jaxom is also looked down upon by his fellow lords, and by other riders as well. His dreams of joining the dragonriders in defending Pern are dismissed. What else can Jaxom and Ruth do but strike out on their own, pursuing in secret all they are denied? But in doing so, the two friends will find themselves facing a desperate choice—one that will push their bond to the breaking point . . . and threaten the future of Pern itself.
This family saga that travels through time—from modern Toronto to Depression-era Kentucky—and explores how the ghosts of the past shape our history.

Every family has its stories: joys and losses, hopes and regrets. For the family that populates these three novels, the secrets forgotten with the passing of years become suddenly accessible, as journeys through time unite loved ones across the decades.
 
Shadow of Ashland: Leo Nolan’s mother shows him a rose just before she dies—and claims it was given to her by her brother, who disappeared fifty years earlier. Leo is sure it’s the delirium talking, the rambling of a sick and elderly woman. But after her death, letters from the same long-lost brother begin to arrive at the family home, postmarked 1934—plunging Leo into a journey that will take him all the way from Canada to Ashland, Kentucky, where he will walk through a window that leads to another time and world.
 
A Witness to Life: This prequel focusing on Leo’s maternal grandfather, Martin Radey, and the chronology of his life “is an emotionally charged experience that will not be soon forgotten” (Dallas Morning News).
 
St. Patrick’s Bed: In the final chapter to the Ashland Trilogy, a son of the next generation asks questions about his biological father and sets off along with Leo on a quest for his heritage and history.
 
A highly acclaimed epic from “a special writer,” The Ashland Trilogy blends the fantastical and the real in a tale that will resonate with anyone who has yearned to know more about the generations who came before (The Globe and Mail).
This family saga that travels through time—from modern Toronto to Depression-era Kentucky—and explores how the ghosts of the past shape our history.

Every family has its stories: joys and losses, hopes and regrets. For the family that populates these three novels, the secrets forgotten with the passing of years become suddenly accessible, as journeys through time unite loved ones across the decades.
 
Shadow of Ashland: Leo Nolan’s mother shows him a rose just before she dies—and claims it was given to her by her brother, who disappeared fifty years earlier. Leo is sure it’s the delirium talking, the rambling of a sick and elderly woman. But after her death, letters from the same long-lost brother begin to arrive at the family home, postmarked 1934—plunging Leo into a journey that will take him all the way from Canada to Ashland, Kentucky, where he will walk through a window that leads to another time and world.
 
A Witness to Life: This prequel focusing on Leo’s maternal grandfather, Martin Radey, and the chronology of his life “is an emotionally charged experience that will not be soon forgotten” (Dallas Morning News).
 
St. Patrick’s Bed: In the final chapter to the Ashland Trilogy, a son of the next generation asks questions about his biological father and sets off along with Leo on a quest for his heritage and history.
 
A highly acclaimed epic from “a special writer,” The Ashland Trilogy blends the fantastical and the real in a tale that will resonate with anyone who has yearned to know more about the generations who came before (The Globe and Mail).
“A MODERN GHOST STORY”
–The Globe and Mail

“There’s a line drawn across your life. You cross the line forever.”

When Leo Nolan’s father dies in 1995, his stepson, Adam, now twenty-one, finally asks the question that he has never asked, the question he could never ask. He asks it simply. “Is my father alive?”

ST. PATRICK'S BED, the sequel to the highly acclaimed, World Fantasy Award finalists SHADOW OF ASHLAND and A WITNESS TO LIFE, revisits Leo’s family, eleven years after the momentous visit to Ashland, Kentucky.

Thus begins this new odyssey to Dayton, Ohio, to the past, accompanied by family ghosts and the hard truths of the present. Leo’s quest is both simple and complex: the need in the human heart for redemption, resolution and homecoming.

“If Turgenev hadn’t already nabbed it, ST. PATRICK'S BED could have been entitled Fathers and Sons, with Leo Nolan straddling both roles. The novel morphs into a road book, taking him from Toronto to Dayton, Ohio, and Ireland. Compact, quietly thoughtful, emotionally compelling….Green’s skill as a fantasist shines. A special writer.”
–The Globe and Mail

"The book is genuine."
--Dayton Daily News

"The ending of this book was like a large blast of fireworks."
--The Danforth Review

"Green’s novels tell big stories in his characters’ lives, and they become important to us as readers. Deeply satisfying...will appeal to a wide readership, one I hope he achieves, one he deserves to achieve."
–Books To Look For (Charles de Lint, Fantasy & Science Fiction)

"ST. PATRICK'S BED is a gem."
--sfsite.com 
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