Fantasy and Science Fiction, March 1988

A Nineteenth Century pianist plans to have a concert career after her death, thanks to technology that has not yet been invented. This was Sean’s first internationally published work, and reached the Nebula Awards Preliminary Ballot. It was also a pioneering work of steampunk, appearing less than a year after the term was coined.¬†

Ditmar Award nominee

Republished: Mortal Fire:  Best Australian SF (Hodder & Stoughton, 1993)