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"Science meets fiction, and the lines separating them are faint and fast disappearing. In "Schrödinger's Cat", Schuh's deceptively low-key style conceals a master builder of worlds. After the mind-bending conclusion, you will find yourself reflecting on all the possibilities that just might exist, somewhere." - Gloria Ferris, Author Cheat the Hangman

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Schrödinger's Cat: my psychological quantum sci-fi novella was released in August 2011 in both eBook and print formats by WolfSinger Publications

"Eileen Schuh's writing is magnificant in Schrödinger’s Cat. Absolutely gripping. Five stars!" - Jeff Bennington, Author Reunion

"Schrödinger's Cat" is a powerful story...  Schuh has taken the Many Worlds Theory of quantum physics and made it seem all too possible. The ending will tear your heart out and blow your mind.”  - Gloria Ferris, Author Cheat the Hangman

 "A pyschological thriller that spans two universes"

 "Sci-Fi Reality--a whole lot scarier than Sci-Fi Fantasy"
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Chordelia, straddling two of the realities proposed in Everett’s Many Worlds Theory of Quantum Physics, has no idea how distorted the line is between choice and fate.

In one of her worlds, Chorie’s young daughter is dying—a drama that quickly contaminates her other, much rosier, reality.  Before long, the emotional burden of dealing with two separate lives spawns heated legal battles, endangers her role as mother and wife, and causes people in both universes to judge her insane.  As her lives begin to crumble, so does Chorie’s heart and mind.

When Dr. Penny, a man with disturbing, murky, hypnotic eyes offers to rid her of the life that’s causing so much pain, she must decide if she is willing to sacrifice the chance to be with her dying child for the chance to save her marriage and experience happiness.

She thinks she’s planned it well—she’s researched her choices, prepared herself for the consequences, put everything in place.  She makes her decision.  However....

Life, as it has the propensity to do, strikes back with the dark and unexpected.

Read an excerpt on my publisher's Website

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I'm very lucky that you're all in the same universe as I am.
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Who the heck is Schrödinger and what’s with his cat?

That’s what my hapless heroine asked when confronted with that phrase. It all has to do with quantum physics, believe it or not.
“Oh, I thought you meant cat, like pussy cat,” Chorie said.
"I do mean a pussy cat.”
“Quantum physics has pussy cats?”

Yes, quantum physics has a cat. A cat trapped in a box. A cat that is neither dead nor alive. It all started like this:

The tiny building blocks that make up matter, like electrons and photons, have dual personalities. Scientists can do experiments that prove these quanta are not particles but wave functions. Unfortunately for those of us who are rational, they also can do experiments that prove they are not wave functions but particles. Quantum physicists learned to live with the ambiguity and declared that it was the observation of these entities that determined which face they showed to the world.

Along about that time, Schrödinger said something like, “Wait a minute, guys. That makes no sense at all. Suppose you put a cat in a box and then you shoot an electron at it. Suppose the box is rigged to kill the cat if the electron turns out to be a particle and not kill it if it is a wave function. What happens to the cat until an observer takes a peak to see which face the electron showed us?”

Everyone went something like, “Oh, yeah. You’re right. There must be something wrong with our math. With our experiments. With our equations.”

Then along came Everett. And he said, “Wait a minute, guys. Your theory is correct because everything that can possibly happen does happen. Each possibility splits off into a new dimension. Schrödinger’s electron is both a particle and a wave function. The cat both lives and dies. The observer sees the cat both dead and alive. This is my Many Worlds Theory and it gets rid of Schrödinger’s troublesome cat and lets you keep your math and science and ambiguity. For in one world the electron is a particle and the observer finds the cat dead. In another world, the electron is a wave function and the observer sees the cat alive.”

Or something like that.

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21 July 2011
I have proofed and approved the manuscript and it is at the printers.  An artist is currently working on the cover.  I expect a late August 2011 release date. 

I will be attending the MileHi Con in Denver in October to promote my book and particiapte in this popular Sci-Fi convention.MileHi Con

In November, I will be particiapting in the Pure Spec Convention in Edmonton.  (Waaaaay closer to where I live!) Pure Spec convention