I’m doing a bit of work on an idea for physics outreach, which would involve tying a discussion of modern physics to science fiction stories. I have Opinions about this sort of thing, of course, but I also have readers who might think of things I don’t. So, let me throw this out to you all:
What is your favorite example of a science fiction story (here meaning print, movie, or television) making use of ideas from quantum physics? What’s your least favorite?
My favorite stories invoking QM ideas are probably Robert Charles Wilson’s brilliant “Divided by Infinity” (which I will draw heavily on if I ever go nuts and start a cult), and Ted Chiang’s “Story of Your Life,” which I guest lectured on some time ago (by the way, the transition to WordPress a while back broke all internal links, so here’s a working link to the hypothetical scenario).
But I’m curious to know what other people think, if anybody still reads and comments on blogs.