Merlin's Bones

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Merlin's Bones is a 1995 novel by Fred Saberhagen which melds elements of science fiction and Arthurian legend. The story is told in first person by several different characters in parallel storylines, one taking place a few years after the supposed death of King Arthur, the other in the early 21st century (the near future from when the book was written). The narrators, all characters in relative ignorance, find themselves caught in a struggle between various powers of Arthurian legend, such as Mordred, Morgan le Fay, the Fisher King, and Merlin himself, which stretches across different centuries and different realities, and seems to have as its focus the bones of Merlin and a laboratory investigating quantum mechanics.