In his seventh novel, Disch reaches a literary high point in the field of science fiction. At once hilarious and frightening, it follows Daniel Weinreb as he attempts to escape the repressive laws and atmosphere of the isolationist State of Iowa. A rich black comedy of bizarre sexual ambiguity and adventurism.
Hugo Nominee for Best Novel - 1980; Nebula Nominee for Best Novel - 1979
America -- a generation from now. Not as it should be, but as it will be. Back East, there's violence, starvation, moral decline. But here in the Free State of Iowa, the undergoders preserve the old ways. No smoking, no dancing, no fooling around. And no singing -- because to sing is to fly.
Original title: On Wings of SOng
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction