A far-future musical genius finds his career veering into the cosmic realms. From prolific, genre-breaking writer Paul Di Filippo’s Wikiworld, this short story is one of a set of mind-bending tales of humanity’s alternate pasts, all too recognizable present, and far-flung futures.
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Paul Di Filippo has been nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, Theodore Sturgeon and World Fantasy Awards and has won the British Science Fiction Association Award. He has sold two hundred plus stories, as well as several novels and novellas, such as the multi-award- nominated A Year in the Linear City. He was part of the first wave of both steampunk and biopunk, with influential volumes The Steampunk Trilogy and Ribofunk. He is also one of the preeminent critics and reviewers in the science fiction field, with his work appearing regularly in The Barnes & Noble Review and elsewhere. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with his partner of some 37 years, Deborah Newton, a world-renowned knitwear designer.