"Except the Music reads like a mainstream piece of fiction; the fantastical element of the story is marvelously underplayed, making it accessible even to casual fantasy fans."

"Where do musicians go to die?"
"Wondering?" he asked. "About death?"
She shrugged a pretty shoulder, then turned a lamp on the end table beside the bed. He hadn't noticed the lamp or the end table before. Of course, he had been preoccupied.
"Death is a hobby of mine," she said so calmly that it made him nervous.


Kristine Kathryn Rusch (born 4 June 1960) is an American writer. She writes under various pseudonyms in multiple genres, including science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, and mainstream.
Rusch won the Hugo Award for Best Novelette in 2001 for her story "Millennium Babies", the 2003 Endeavour Award for The Disappeared 2002, and the Sidewise Award for Alternate History for "Recovering Apollo 8" in 2008.

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Title: Except The Music
Author(s): Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Publisher: 40k
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