in the backdrop of a small music band's rise to fame.
There is a very tiny speculative element: a device that lets a member of the audience experience the emotions of any member of a live music band.
Story obviously addresses a limited audience - not only because of gay issue, but because the "bands" aren't the dominant means of music production everywhere.
- While there are many stories that network brains, the one that has stayed with me is Arthur Clarke's "Patent Pending". But the device is central in Clarke's story, & only peripheral here.
Fact sheet.First published: Dangerous Space (collection of author?), 2007.
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Nominated for Nebula Award 2008 in novella category.