Venn, a fickle and restless young musician, is drawn to the lost planet of Habille where, it is said, human nature has changed, and love once experienced can never die.In an afterword written especially for this edition, Lisa Tuttle explains her controversial decision to refuse the Nebula Award for this story.
The Bone Flute Venn a fickle and restless young musician is drawn to the lost planet of Habille where it is said human nature has changed and love once experienced can never die In an afterword written especial
3.5 stars. Good short story and good premise but maybe more relatable to women audience.
First Line: “I am forever falling in love with beautiful men who break my heart.” After learning about the controversy surrounding this Nebula Award Winner for Best Short Story I was curious to learn more about it.In first person our protagonist who works as a trader goes to a bar called The White Bird and meets a man named Venn -he’s musical, he’s self absorbed, and a wanderer. They travel to a planet called Habille (No, I don’t think this is referencing the French word habiller ‘to [...]
The Bone Flute is a very high quality short story, about the nature of love and relationships in a futuristic world. A merchant trader picks up a man, Venn, in a bar, and the story delves into their relationship and his love of music over a decade. It's only short but a great example of what can be achieved in a sf short story.
Brilliant story - part science fiction, partly a story about a dysfunctional relationship, part ghost story. The author puts an amazing amount into a short tale.
Brilliant portrayal of an intelligent woman's desire for a very flawed man. Despite the strength of her atraction she is under no illusions about him.
It was listed as Science Fiction and it won the Nebula, but it was really just pure fantasy that took place on a distant planet in the future. A spaceship was mentioned as the mode of transport, but that was the only nod to science.