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Twenty original science fiction tales based on the theme of music--by such authors as Marion Zimmer Bradley, Charles de Lint, and Gene Wolfe--include the story of a singer whose ear for music helps her fight crime.

ix · Introduction · Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Ann Scarborough · in
13 · Bluesberry Jam · Gene Wolfe · nv *
41 · To Drive the Cold Winter Away · Marion Zimm
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published December 1st 1996 by DAW
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Carolyn
Jun 21, 2010 Carolyn rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: music majors
A collection of stories, both fantasy and science fiction, that in some way revolve around music. Just 'eh' - none that really got my interest.
Theresa
Space Opera
McCaffrey, Anne
a collect of stories by new born authors supported and enabled by one of the greatest
Susan
I bought THIS book for Charles de Lint, Anne McCaffrey and Jim Burns (the cover artist)
Lisa Williamson
Space Opera anthology edited by Anne McCaffrey Now I picked up this book way back when it came out in 1996 , but I recently decided I needed to re-read my older books.

This lovely anthology is a collection of tales with the theme of music. Everything from fantasy, horror, science fiction, post apocalyptic and more. Some of the greatest voices in fiction from the 90s and before are in this book.

From Space Station Annie by the late great Cynthia McQuillian to Scarborough Fair by Elizabeth Anne Scar
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Anne
There are a couple of stories in this collection that deserve fives,
e.g., "A Hole in the Sky" by Margaret Ball (p. 178) and "Soulfedge Rock" by Suzette Haden Elgin (p. 225).
Sarah
Collection of fantasy/sci-fi short stories by a variety of authors including Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Anne Scarborough, all based around music or singing.
Donna
I liked two stories: Saskia by Charles de Lint and Calling Them Home by Jody Lynn Nye.
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Anne McCaffrey was born on April 1st, 1926, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at 1:30 p.m., in the hour of the Sheep, year of the Fire Tiger, sun sign Aries with Taurus rising and Leo mid-heaven (which seems to suggest an early interest in the stars).

Her parents were George Herbert McCaffrey, BA, MA PhD (Harvard), Colonel USA Army (retired), and Anne Dorothy McElroy McCaffrey, estate agent. She had two
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