Dinesh Rao. The Aerophone. (Fantasy and Science Fiction, July/August 2014)

fsf20140708Aerophones being Aztec/Mayan flutes used in ancient ceremonies, and one academic finds himself exploring some very ancient and strange spaces through playing one.

A slightly detached, mannered (perhaps more formal English due to the author’s first language not being English?) style prevented me getting too engaged with a story that progressed steadily to a finish that was similarly not overly dramatic.

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