UNTITLED STORY ("THE WOMAN IS SINGING ...") [short story]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT (TMs). 4 leaves, double-spaced, typed on rectos of scrap paper with unrelated material on versos. The original draft with handwritten corrections by Zelazny. The author introduces himself in the second paragraph, explaining that he is trying an experiment here, "doing all of this on the spot, rather than in the standard smooth and clean fashion. This is because I want to watch it happen and find things out along the way." His heroine, Mary, is a blind singer performing in an empty concert hall in which tape-recorded audience sound effects are designed to convince her she is singing before a real audience. The story is not technically fantastic but certainly has some aura of the it nonetheless. "I am not certain how Isak Dinesen would have handled this, for something of her spirit is suddenly present as I begin to realize where all [word illegible - "this"?] is maybe coming from." Composed circa 1978-1980. "The short story beginning 'The Woman is Singing' is 'Recital,' first published in RHAPSODY IN AMBER and then again in UNICORN VARIATIONS." -- Chris Kovacs, from an unpublished bibliography-in-progress of Zelazny. Fine. (#106986).

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