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I Like Martian Music

Auhtor: Charles Fritch

Language: english
Published: 1957

Genres:

short story,  science fiction,  post 1930
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Review by Dr. Bojan Tunguz, December 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'I Like Martian Music':

There have been a number of interesting theories advanced about life on Mars but few have equalled Charles Fritchs intriguing picture of the world of Longtree and Channeljumper in its infinite variations tonal and thematic. The Mars of these two is an old culture old and finite.Longtree played. His features relaxed into a gentle smile of happiness and his body turned a bright red orange.

Excerpts from the Book 'I Like Martian Music':


... which would have made any other musician proud. But Longtree frowned, and at the disappointment his body flushed a dark green and began taking on a ...
... Longtree admitted sadly, and his skin turned green at the memory. If I don't get that last note, I may be this color the rest of my life. Why don't ...
... but it's got to be the right note. Play, and we'll see, Channeljumper urged. Longtree played. And as he played, his features relaxed into a gentle ...
... the end of the crescendo could tie the symphony together and end it. But which one? I've tried them all, and none of them fit! His voice had risen ...
... I feel ashamed to have it all the time. As he said this, he turned green with shame, and Longtree laughed at the paradox. Channeljumper laughed too, ...
... you can't win, and if you don't win, you can't marry Redsand. But just one little note??? Longtree said. Channeljumper shrugged helplessly ...
... he said, unfolding himself. Goodbye, Longtree said, but Channeljumper's long legs had already taken him over to the nearest sand dune and out of sight. Alone, ...
... outside, Channeljumper went on. They have an outside shell that comes off, and inside they're sort of pink-orange. Ah-ha, Longtree said, as though ...
... note??? He's here, Channeljumper announced. What? Channeljumper pointed eagerly, and Longtree's eyes followed the direction to where the alien stood ...
... its voice, Longtree exclaimed, almost disbelieving it. Low. Lower than even our drums' rumble. And they talk in squeaks yet! the alien told himself aloud. Longtree ...
... Except for a natural curiosity, he didn't really care, for he remembered suddenly the symphony he had to finish by tomorrow if he were to marry Redsand. ...
... is universal, you know. Longtree was going to do just that thing, for despite Channeljumper's warning that he must compose every single note by himself, ...
... so appreciate his symphony that he got up and danced a strange dance and even sang to the music. The alien held onto his ears and leaped erratically, ...
... swept into the final notes of the rising crescendo with a gusto he had not previously displayed. He stopped where he had always stopped???and the final ...
... assisted you. But what about the Festival? This one looks as though he doesn't have another note in him. There's the other one, Longtree reminded, ...
... all its glorious completeness. His spinal column tingled pleasantly, and his skin turned the golden yellow of unbearable happiness. The music was beautiful. I ...
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