Harmony Lost is a work of speculative fiction set in an alternate version of the early 1970’s music scene. Because of the setting, expect smatterings of cursing, impiety, poor life choices and non-politically correct thought and dialogue. None of this unfortunate behaviour is celebrated or condoned (no matter how amusing).
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Why speculative fiction? Because who hasn’t had enough of real life, with its lint and error messages and traffic jams. Not that I’m complaining about being alive, mind you.
London, 1969 – When a girl is found unconscious in an alley, doctors assume hysterics or an overdose.
However, unlike the usual drugged-up teen, Pam doesn’t remember anything, and an angry voice jabbers in her head, disturbing facts she keeps to herself, given the primitive hospital and her supposed mother-in-law’s frown of disapproval.
Once back “home,” Pam must cope with Martin, her neurotic, ambisexual husband, and his struggling rock band.
And she can’t shake a mysterious sense of purpose: a quest – an uncomfortable quest that requires polyester miniskirts and thick black eyelash paint. Could her quest be the band? Could she help launch the band to fame?
But between predatory club owners, flighty Martin and fractious musicians, managing a band proves challenging. Worse, her internal voice grows raucous and harder to control.
And strange clues point toward a more serious mission – one she can only begin to piece together…