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Rumors Of Spring

(1987)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book (nominee)
Publisher's Weekly
Years of neglect and environmental poisoning come close to killing off the world's forests, which are forced by this crisis to evolve into a new form: sentient, thriving on industrial waste and capable of unnatural growth. When their resurgence threatens to engulf entire towns, the First Biotic Crusade travels to the isolated lab where botanist Amy Hayata had first studied the phenomenon 500 years before. Despite themselves, this ragtag group of scientists, politicians, revolutionaries and runaways finds Amy's records and chances on the secret of the wood. To an ecological polemic along the lines of Ursula Le Guin, Grant adds antic characters and bittersweet whimsy recalling J. P. Donleavy. Overall, rather too thin and wistful for its ambitions and length.



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Hardback Editions

February 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rumors of Spring (A Bantam spectra book)
Author(s): Richard Grant
ISBN: 0-553-05190-3 / 978-0-553-05190-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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Paperback Editions

August 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rumours of Spring
Author(s): Richard Grant
ISBN: 0-553-17448-7 / 978-0-553-17448-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
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April 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: RUMORS OF SPRING
Author(s): Richard Grant
ISBN: 0-553-26648-9 / 978-0-553-26648-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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February 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rumors of Spring: A Novel (Bantam Spectra Book)
Author(s): Richard Grant
ISBN: 0-553-34369-6 / 978-0-553-34369-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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