Saturday, March 31, 2018

Schrödinger's, by Julie C. Day

★★★☆☆ Average

(Apocalypse) With war threatening to spill over the border, a group of strippers get together with a quantum physicist to create the first quantum strip club. (4,262 words; Time: 14m)

"Schrödinger's," by (edited by Andy Cox), appeared in issue 274, published on by .

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Pro: I enjoyed the setup: strippers banding together to get better working conditions and make better money but with a quantum gimmick. The way the shadow of war gradually darkens over the city adds atmosphere. When Dr. Ringebach comes to get her money, saying that it’s past time to leave, and no one comes to the club at all, it feels sad yet inevitable.

“Schrödinger's Hot Box“ is a hilarious name for the club.

Con: The notion that turning the panels around will somehow transform the whole exterior universe is a bit silly, and it seems like a cheap way to get out of the situation the story has set up.

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