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Science fiction/rock music books

dec 23, 2020, 12:02pm

I loved Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell and A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker. Suggestions for similar titles would be appreciated.

dec 23, 2020, 1:11pm

dec 23, 2020, 1:43pm

I am not familiar with the books you mentioned, but for rock / fantasy there is the old but notable Spellsinger series from Alan Dean Foster.

dec 23, 2020, 3:04pm

Wylding Hall by Elizabeth Hand.
Songshifting by Chris Bell
Bold As Love by Gwyneth Jones
Glimpses by Lewis Shiner

Not all of these have the exact same vibe, but they all have music close to their core.

Redigerat: dec 23, 2020, 3:50pm

oops - just recommended one of the books you mentioned

dec 23, 2020, 11:03pm

>4 andyl: Yeah, rock music done well is difficult to find in genre fiction.

I wish I knew more books like Song for a new day, because I enjoyed it so much.

dec 23, 2020, 11:21pm

Armageddon Rag by George R.R. Martin?

dec 24, 2020, 11:32am

Space Opera comes to mind if you want a genre novel that's as much rock as SF. Some people might say that it's just a bad knock-off of Douglas Adams but I enjoyed it.

Redigerat: feb 18, 12:17pm

Sonorous by D. B. Goodin? I think the book is supposed to be the start of a new musical cyberpunk series.

(Ha! Got the touchstone. For now.)

jan 28, 2:30am

I hesitate to suggest this - it's a space opera about a galactic prince who becomes a rock star on earth and it made me laugh in places the author wasn't intending - but Diamond Star by Catherine Asaro might match your ask.

feb 18, 11:39am

Save me from myself is a book by "head" from the band Korn (Brian "head" Welch) idk if thats part of what your looking for

Redigerat: mar 6, 11:08am

Forget it.

Redigerat: mar 9, 10:45am

More rock-horror than rock-sf, and I haven't read it yet, but We Sold Our Souls is waiting on my shelf. I get the impression it might make an odd counterpart to Utopia Avenue.

Not about a band, but sf revolving around musical performance to some extent, Newton's Wake--punningly "A Space Opera"--is a lot of fun. It's a novel with two sides, as if it were a vinyl platter.