by Jude Griffin
This all started with the title itself. I was trying to come up with a title with a little more whimsy for my upcoming novel The Apocalypse Seven, when I thought of “Schrödinger’s Catastrophe.” It was entirely too whimsical, but I thought it was clever enough to mention it to my editor (John Joseph Adams). He agreed that it wasn’t right for TA7 but then threw me a curve by suggesting it would work really as the title of a short story. My first reaction was, cool idea but I don’t write short stories. A day later, I had the entire plot in my head.