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EP019: Implications

By James C. Bassett.
Read by Stephen Eley.

“Yes, obviously. But its judgement is rather lacking, wouldn’t you
say? Trying to translocate itself to the Ancestors’ Earth on a whim?
For that matter, Instructor, I might also question your own judgement.
Imagine, teaching macrolevel effects as an introduction to subquantum
nonlocality!”

Arcaprun jumped up and ran to its Instructor’s defence. “Aw, Prundis,
you know it wasn’t Grap’s fault. It was just a little accident.”

“_Just_ an accident?” Prundis countered drily. “You neglected to
factor in lightspeed lag when making observations to determine
coordinates and lost yourself halfway across the universe! It took me
three weeks to locate you! I was worried sick, Arc.”

Rated G. Suitable for macrolevel quantum explicate children of all ages.

Referenced podcasts:
Skepticality
Hooting Yard
Epistaxis Time

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  1. Nora says:

    I loved this story — even the skiffy jargon that so often turns me off hard SF was used perfectly for comedic effect. Though I’m not a parent, I still ached in sympathy for poor Prundis. And the reader was perfect, too — had just the right testy, annoyed tone for Prundis and whiny brat for Arcaprun. Bravo!

  2. SFEley says:

    Thanks, Nora! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  4. scatterbrain says:

    Sometimes I think they just make all of this quatum mechanics crap up.