Story of the week--THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERE ---more or less once a week I'll post a freebie story here on NORMAN SPINRAD AT LARGE---one time non-exclusive reprint rights only
For decades I tried to write a story from the viewpoints of dolphins or whales and failed. For decades people have tried to speak to dolphins in their own language and failed. This story, first published in Asimov's Magazine, is about why. Dolphins and whales don't have languages because they don't need them. They've got something much better.