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Literature: —All You Zombies—
"I know where I came from, but where did all you zombies come from?"

"—All You Zombies—" (1959) is a short story by Robert A. Heinlein that presents to the reader an interesting time paradox. "The Unwed Mother", as a bar patron calls himself, unloads his life story onto a willing barman. The barman, however, knows more about The Unwed Mother than he could ever guess.

At roughly a dozen pages, "—All You Zombies—" provides a provocative story and incorporates many of Heinlein's favorite themes.

A film adaptation called Predestination, starring Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook, was released in 2014.

As the story contains a twist ending, it is recommended you read it for yourself before reading the associated tropes.


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    Creator/Robert A. HeinleinAnd He Built a Crooked House
All-of-a-Kind FamilyLiterature of the 1950sAndromeda Nebula
All You Need Is KillScience Fiction LiteratureAlliance/Union

alternative title(s): All You Zombies
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