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Download Schrodinger's Kitten Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Schrodingers Kitten (Unabridged), by George Alec Effinger
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Alec Effinger Narrator: Amy Bruce Publisher: Infinivox Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At first glance, George Alec Effinger's Schrodinger's Kitten would seem an odd choice for an audio production. True, this is of the exceedingly rare breed of short stories to win both the Hugo (1989) and Nebula (1988) awards, and Effinger is a writer who's accumulated his share of well-deserved critical acclaim over the years. But Effinger, as a writer, is a stylist. It's his skill with the written word, that elusive knack for putting not just the right two words together on the page, but the exactly right two words that has always been his signature. Whether it's the brooding, Arabic cyberpunk future of When Gravity Fails, the absurdist failure of Who Dat? or the outrageous farce of the Maureen Birnbaum tales, it's the deft wordplay that sets these works apart rather than cutting-edge ideas or intricate plotting.

Schrodinger's Kitten, certainly, shares the trademark wordplay of Effinger's other work: starting with the insufferably coy title. Right away the listener is plunged into a non-linear narrative, which eventually is revealed to be very linear: at least from the perspective of the viewpoint character, Jehan. It's immediately apparent that 12-year-old Jehan is the kitten of the title, a frightened girl tormented by unsettling visions in the Islamic slum of Budayeen. It is here, during the festival marking the end of Ramadan, that she must kill a boy she has never met. A boy that her visions show her may one day do her great harm.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Charles | 10/7/2013

    " One of George Alec Effinger's most famous stories. From Pulphouse Publishing. Very fine story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Candace | 9/30/2012

    " I liked the complexity of the story and the depth of the main character. It really got my mind working about possible futures and the events that lead up to them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Candace | 4/9/2011

    " I liked the complexity of the story and the depth of the main character. It really got my mind working about possible futures and the events that lead up to them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Vlad | 8/5/2010

    " Quantum entanglement, nonlinear timeline and the muslim world.
    Great novelette. "

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