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  • Started 2 months ago by Gordon Van Gelder
  • Latest reply from schatzfam

  1. Gordon Van Gelder

    Can anyone here identify this story?

    Music store owner with perfect pitch and a library of music in his head is living a life of genteel poverty and not much hope. The aliens come. A couple come into his shop (l think) and play him some music. He comments that a note in their playback is out of pitch. Soon they are coming to him, telling him pick out music he really likes. Turns out the aliens are spreading his music through the galaxy, and he becomes the famous music guy...

    Posted 2 months ago #
  2. schatzfam

    Hi Gordon:

    Any idea as to when and where the story appeared? Was it in F&SF? Any idea of the decade?

    Posted 2 months ago #
  3. CarlGlover

    I vaguely recall a story entitled "Creative Constructions, Inc." by Kent Patterson in an early '90s Analog which I believe had a similar theme. Not really sure, though.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  4. schatzfam

    Hi Carl:

    You have a great memory. I did a quick read through of the story and it is close enough to the description that it may be the one. The story appears in the March 1991 issue of Analog.

    Posted 1 month ago #

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