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Ray Wood - Schrödinger’s GunHere's a splendid effort by Ray Wood, published earlier this year on Tor.com.

Schrödinger’s Gun is the story of a Detective, investigating a murder in the mob scene, in a prohibition-era Chicago. So far so default as a setting - but here, the Detective is female (unusual for the time, and even more so for the genre), and has a 'Heisen Implant' in her head, which allows here to see different probabilities, and choose to collapse the quantum waveform if she chooses to - a trick which can greatly help with her work, but which has also torn apart her family. And yes, this places the story deep in SF territory, of course.

My favourite quote was "The cat must know" (yes, this is reference to the cat from Schrödinger's thought experiment). Which, AFAIK, is not true - the cat does not know if the observer is alive or dead, which means he is both?


Either way, this is very much worth reading, in my opinion. Illustration on the right by Richie Pope.

Links: Tor.com - Ray Wood Schrödinger’s Gun - Richie Pope

 

 

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