I was pleasantly surprised today to notice that Lloyd Biggle Jr.’s The Still, Small Voice of Trumpets is now available for Kindle. I had actually just been checking to see if maybe any used print copies were available, after a thread on the KindleBoards forum made me think about it. At only $3.19, I quickly made use of the one-click-purchase button.
It may be a couple weeks until I get a chance to [re-]read it, but I wanted to post something here on the off chance anyone else might have read it way back when and be as interested as I am in seeing how well it holds up today. I guess it’s been about 40 years (!) since I picked it up in our local library and immediately found myself immersed in a fascinating story. It was probably the first science fiction novel I read that was more about societal and psychological issues than about technology and action — and it was about trumpets, too! (My degree is in Music Ed., and my performance instrument was the trumpet.)
I’ll report back here as soon as I get a chance to re-read it, and let those of you who now will be waiting impatiently with the proverbial bated breath (and hopefully not with baited breath) whether or not it had the same impact on me as it did four decades ago.