Why I Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers

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"Why I Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers"
Author Lawrence Watt-Evans
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction short story
Publication date 1987

"Why I Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers" is a science fiction short story by Lawrence Watt-Evans. It won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1988, and was nominated for the Nebula Award in 1987.

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A young man tells his story about growing up working at a greasy spoon diner near Sutton, West Virginia. Late at night it happened to be a hang-out for unusual travelers from alternate versions of Earth. After being tantalized by descriptions of far off wonders, the young man begins to dream of hitching a ride in one of the "traveler's" vehicles.

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