Here’s another Name That Story challenge for our readers: Do any of you out there know the title to this story?
I haven’t read [this], but I remember reading a review about 5 years ago and thinking it sounded like something I want to read. I think the review was in Locus. It was a description of a novel about radio astronomers getting signals from a dying civilization. (Sounds like James Gunn’s classic THE LISTENERS so far, but it’s not that one.) The ET signals were from a witness to the system’s impending destruction (by nova, I think). The witness was described by the reviewer as a mix of a new anchor, stand-up comic, and performance artist. My Swiss-cheese slice of a memory thinks this novel might be by Jack McDevitt, but I wouldn’t swear to it. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Grateful for any help tracking it down.
– Tom M.
Can you name this story?