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Players of the Nuclear Theremin

In the future, the Earth is over-populated, and the fate of humanity rests on the shoulders of the Thereminers – brave souls who boldly go when and where no human has gone before.

David Barron’s short science fiction story takes a new twist on the idea of the theremin.  Instead of merely being a musical instrument, it appears as a sort of combination spaceship/time-capsule driven by theremin-like controls.  Follow a group of 5 Junior Thereminers as they learn the ropes, discover new worlds, and eventually pick sides in a planet-wide revolution. 

I’ll admit, I was skeptical when I first learned of this story, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.  It’s only $0.99 in the Amazon Kindle store , so it was a fairly safe bet.  I’d love to see the theremin appear in more writing, particularly in new ways like this.  Kudos to Mr. Barron for taking the theremin in a new direction! 

Have you read it?  Let us know what you thought!