The Salvaged Account of Sir William Barrows By I. D. Weis


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Post September 14, 2008, 06:46:43 AM

The Salvaged Account of Sir William Barrows By I. D. Weis

So as long as fire is involved, and not extinguished by human hands, the cat ends up both alive and dead. An interesting premise. Although, I don't see any reason why the villainous physician would demonstrate the principle to the protagonist with a horse just before having him killed; after all, what does a dead/alive horse give him? Although the imagery in that part of the story was certainly very powerful...

I must say, I'd never have expected to find a concept derived from quantum mechanics so seamlessly integrate into a tale set that far into the past without also involving time travel. An excellent tale.

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Post September 22, 2008, 01:14:44 PM

Thanks for your comments, CCC, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

I think the scene with the horse was more of an experiment than a demonstration, before he moves to bigger things...

I did come up with the idea obviously from Schroedinger's cat. I never really believed that theory, seems more like some flaw in logic, but it seemed like a nice idea to build a story around.

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