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The Bone Flute by Lisa Tuttle

The Bone Flute
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 especially for this edition, Lisa Tuttle explains her controversial decision to refuse the Nebula Award for this story.

Published: 11 Nov 2011

(infinity plus singles, number 7)


Lisa Tuttle

Lisa Tuttle is an American-born science fiction, fantasy, and horror author. She has published more than a dozen novels, five short story collections, and several non-fiction titles, including a reference book on feminism. She has also edited several anthologies and reviewed books for various publications. She has been living in the United Kingdom since 1981.
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Tuttle won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1974, received the 1982 Nebula Award for Best Short Story for "The Bone Flute", which she refused, and the 1989 BSFA Award for Short Fiction for "In Translation". "The Bone Flute" is reprinted as part of the infinity plus singles series, accompanied by an essay looking back on the story behind the refused Nebula.

more infinity plus books by Lisa Tuttle:

infinity plus: quintet Closet Dreams Lizard Lust

the infinity plus shuffle:

Spotted Lily The Fall of Tartarus Memory Seed Microcosms: Forty-Two stories Red Dot Irreal Lord of Stone Memories of the Flying Ball Bike Shop The Time-Lapsed Man and other stories The Sometimes Spurious Travels Through Time and Space of James Ovit Strange Mammals