Lucy Zhang

Lucy Zhang writes, codes and watches anime. Her work has appeared in Wigleaf, Apple Valley Review, AAWW, and elsewhere. She is the author of the chapbooks HOLLOWED (Thirty West Publishing, 2022) and ABSORPTION (Harbor Review, 2022). Find her at or on Twitter @Dango_Ramen.

Mixed State Copy

Eli is an imperfect clone of Shuli, but the priests say she is as good as perfect.  Perfect clones are impossible anyway, if you’re copying Shuli’s pure state via unitary time evolution, and if you ...