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"Slow Birds" tells the story of a strangely idyllic world that is plagued by mysterious invaders. Dubbed slow birds, because the cylindrical objects fly at the rate of only a few feet per minute, the artifacts are a complete mystery.

Jason Babbidge's life is inexorably changed and linked to the slow birds when his brother, Daniel, climbs aboard a slowbird shortly before it disappears into the unknown. Watson's story deals with Jason's quest for his brother and later the revelation that comes to him as he climbs aboard a slow bird of his own.

©1983 Ian Watson; (P)2004 AudioText

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  • Hugo Award Nominee, Best Novelette, 1984
  • Nebula Award Nominee, Best Novelette, 1984

"Definitely worth listening to." (Science Fiction Age)

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