Novel

A Song for a New Day

The Nebula Award winner is set in a near-future where public gatherings have been radically limited by a global pandemic and threats of violence.

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Published in fall 2019, Sarah Pinsker's A Song for a New Day is set in a near-future where public gatherings have been radically limited by a global pandemic and threats of violence. Reading the book in 2020—which I did shortly after learning it had won this year's Nebula Award—raises questions about the author's psychic abilities.

But there's much more to recommend the novel than just its eerie prescience. The story follows the hilariously named Rosemary Laws through a series of musical speakeasies, illegal under the political regime, as she scouts new acts on behalf of her corporate virtual reality employer. But an encounter with the equally hilariously named underground rock star Luce Cannon forces her to question the rules and regulations that have driven music—and so much else that makes life worth living—underground.

 

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    I’m surprised at no comment on the timing. Published a year ago, before the virus had gotten on the international stage. That’s pretty odd. I think the FNINSACDC needs to check this guy out.

    1. *Sarah* was probably exposed to a time-traveling psychic virus.

    2. Yeah, predicting the virus is most impressive. The result (limiting social gatherings) is less impressive as it’s the most natural response to a pandemic by an overbearing government. In the movie Contagion the (fictional) CDC has “social distancing” as one of it’s guidelines.

      Of course, in that movie the virus is really fucking bad, not the nothingburger corona turned out to be.

  4. Do they give nebula awards for history books?

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      Pandemics happened plenty of times in history and there’s plenty of literature on the field in fiction and non fiction. This book isn’t groundbreaking or “prescient” in any sense.

      Just good timing.

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