"A Meeting of Minds" (short story)
by Cheryl Miller
"A Meeting of
Minds" tells the story of Damia, daughter of Rowan (who first
appeared in a short story which preceded this one in
publication). Damia, as her mother before her, is lonely and
lacks a soul mate with which to share her life. While off-duty
she reaches out with her telepathic skills and comes across the
mind of an alien presence. Damia believes she loves the alien
Sodan, but her family is suspicious of his intentions which
eventually become clear. The eventual mental battle leads to
tragic consequences as well as true love at last for Damia.
This short story
was originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science
Fiction in January 1969, which cost just 50 cents (US).
This story was
published four other times before becoming incorporated into the
novel Damia, including French and Spanish publications.
As of 9/1/2005, a
number of copies of the magazine containing this story were
available through online booksellers, with prices varying from
US$5-25. For tips on locating copies of this or other
items, email Cheryl (address below) or post a message at
A Meeting of Minds.
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