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A university student uses a time machine to kidnap Schubert from his deathbed. He brings the master to the present and cures him, then exploits his talents to advance his own career.
Mass Market Paperback, 272 pages
Published July 17th 1989 by Del Rey
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Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Music lovers
Shelves: fiction, sf
A funny story about a music major who inherits a time machine and kidnaps Schubert from his death bed. After many plot twists and turns, after the dust has settled, at the end of the book it's revealed that the first (and only) piece he wrote "The Malibu" is considered his best work. A general rip on the modern classical music scene.

Also see Vance's Space Opera for a book in a similar vein.
Feb 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was a riot! It combines a bunch of my favorite things; music, time travel, the Wall Street Journal...! Unfortunately I must have loaned my copy out because I can't find it. The title isn't very good, but it would be hard to come up with something that conveys the plot in just 2 words. I also have a vague recollection that Texas is involved somehow, but can't remember, as I read this over a dozen years ago.
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US writer, formerly known for numerous men's action-adventure tales, who began publishing sf with The Grotto of the Formigans (1980), a novel about African grotto Monsters, and who came to more general notice with his Ayes of Texas sequence: The Ayes of Texas (1982), Texas on the Rocks (1986) and Texas Triumphant (1987). The political premises underlying the series – in the late 1990s the USSR, ha ...more

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