In the early 1930s, three young women in a small Kansas town discover Haverstock's Traveling Curiosus and Wonder Show, and find themselves attracted to its exhibits — some of whom are far more than they seem.
Blind Voices won the 1979 Balrog Award for best novel, and was a finalist for the 1978 Nebula Award for Best Novel the 1979 Hugo Award for Best Novel, and the 1979 BSFA Award for Best Novel.
Kirkus Reviews considered the novel to be "unsatisfying" and "disappointing", faulting Reamy's exposition as "plodding", and "at odds" with the "grotesqueness" of the subject matter. Jo Walton, conversely, described it as "beautifully written" and "Bradburyesque".
Roz Kaveney found its ending to be "slightly tentative and elegiac", and noted that Haverstock's creation of the freaks via rudimentary genetic engineering was a "pretext" for classifying the book as science fiction — one which "has little to do with the feel or plot." Algis Budrys called the novel "substantial" and "adventurous and suspenseful", lauding Reamy's depictions of characters and setting, and stating that if he were to — like Reamy — be found dead at his typewriter, he "wouldn't be ashamed if something like Blind Voices were in it."
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- Balrog Award, at The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction; published June 1997; archived online 1999; retrieved June 23, 2018
- Blind Voices at Science Fiction Writers of America; retrieved June 23, 2018
- 1979 Hugo Awards, at TheHugoAwards.org; retrieved June 23, 2018
- British Science Fiction Association Award, archived at Worlds Without End; retrieved June 23, 2018
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- Hugo Nominees 1979, by Jo Walton, at Tor.com; published April 17. 2011; retrieved June 23, 2018
- Books, by Algis Budrys, in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, published October 1978; archived in Benchmarks Continued: The F&SF "Books" columns (Volume 1: 1975-1982) (Ansible Editions, 2012)