Art and science fiction

This is a list of short stories in the SF genre about art. Over time the list will grow.

Isaac Asimov, “Light Verse”
A succesfull artist also owns a robot, and insists that it not be touched.

Paolo Bacigalupi, “The Fluted Girl”
A human being can be reimagined as a musical instrument.

J.G. Ballard, “Prima Belladonna”
This shop has singing flowers. Especially the big orchid is good.

Lee Killough, “Bête et Noir”
Method acting benefits from a new drug and creates a new kind of theatre.

Pat Murphy, “Art in the War Zone”
The Artists Collective is attacked by an army and choose a novel weapon from the art of war.

Christopher Priest, “The Discharge”
A new kind of painting where tactile impressions from the art combines with your imagination.

Alastair Reynolds: “At Budokan”.
If you can imagine it, we can make it rock and roll.

Gord Sellar: Lester Young and the Jupiter’s Moons’ Blues
Jazz musicians are hired for a trip from Earth to Pluto and back in an alien spaceship in 1948. They learn to blur while they play.

Norman Spinrad, “The Big Flash”
We need a positive vibe about nuclear weapons, and we’ve got a band to deliver that vibe.

John Varley: “The Phantom of Kansas”.
Weather art. Protagonist is weather artist. Climax under show.

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