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Schrödinger's Kitten

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Schrödinger's Kitten

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Author: George Alec Effinger
Publisher: Pulphouse Publishing, 1992
Omni, 1988
Series: Budayeen

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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Hugo, Nebula and Sturgeon Award winning novelette.

Jehan nervously awaits the dawn in a dark alley, watching for the boy she knows will assault her, unsure if she will use the dagger in her sleeve... this decision will determine which of the many futures from her visions will come to pass. Life on the streets as a defiled woman... beheading in the public square... or assistant to the German physicist who buys her life from the executioner's sword.

The story originally appeared in Omni, September 1988. It can also be found in the anthologies:

The story is also included in the collection Budayeen Nights (2008).


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