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

PostPosted: September 14, 2008, 06:46:43 AM
by CCC
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.

PostPosted: September 22, 2008, 01:14:44 PM
by Indigo
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.

Iddo Weis