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The year's best science fiction. Sixth annual collection

by Gardner R Dozois; Armand Cabrera; Science Fiction Book Club,;

  Print book : Fiction

Selected story summaries   (2018-11-07)


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by billborre

"Schrodinger’s Kitten" by George Alec Effinger - Jehan is a Muslim girl who has visions of her alternate futures from an alley where she is raped. Some alternate versions of her do not reach for her father's dagger when the boy approaches her and she is raped and disowned by her family. Other versions stab the boy and she is executed. The story follows a version where David Hilbert is visiting the area and pays her blood price to return to Europe with her where she studies with both Heisenberg and Schrodinger. She has discussions with Einstein and enjoys Everett's Many Worlds theory because it brings her peace.

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