List of fictional musical instruments
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A list of musical instruments referenced in fiction which do not exist in reality:
In the Dune universe, the baliset is a very long nine-stringed zither. In the 1984 film Dune, the baliset role[clarification needed] is filled by a cosmetically[clarification needed] altered Chapman stick.
The Vulcan Harp appears in the Star Trek universe, played by Mr. Spock.
The Visi-Sonor appears in the Isaac Asimov book Foundation and Empire. Visi-Sonor is a fictional musical instrument in the book which stimulates brain cells and causes imagined lights, sounds and emotions directly:
"His long fingers caressed softly and slowly, pressing lightly on contacts with a rippling motion, resting themselves momentarily on one key then another – and in the air before them there was a soft glowing rosiness, just inside the range of vision."
With the Mule's great power, the Visi-Sonor became a killing device later in the book.
- The Bellmaker. By Brian Jacques, Allan Curless. Philomel Books, 1995. ISBN 0-399-22805-5, 978-0-399-22805-6. Pg 266.
- The Star trek encyclopedia: a reference guide to the future. By Michael Okuda, Doug Drexler, Debbie Mirek. Edition: 3, illustrated. Pocket Books, 1999. ISBN 0-671-53609-5, 978-0-671-53609-1. Pg 408.
- Isaac Asimov: The Foundations Of Science Fiction. James Gunn. Rowman & Littlefield, 1996 ISBN 0-8108-5420-1, 978-0-8108-5420-8. Pg 27.