Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Wheel Of Echoes, by Sean Mcmullen


(SF Drama) The discovery of an attempted audio recording from Elizabethan times causes an uproar. (5,249 words; Time: 17m)

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"Wheel Of Echoes," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 01-02|20, published on by .

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Review: 2020.004 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: It’s cool to think that someone in the 1600s might have been clever enough to use the technology of that age to make voice recordings.

Con: The author really has it in for literary academic experts, and the message that “those guys are stuck up and don’t know what they’re talking about” gets repeated over and over and over.

The idea that a discovery like this would affect the lives of more than a few dozen people isn’t credible. It would be a seven day wonder, everyone would listen to the recording, and for most people, that’d be the end of it.

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