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 was first published in Asimov's Science Fiction.

Plot summary[edit]

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.

Reception[edit]

"Harry's" won the 1988 Hugo Award for Best Short Story, and was nominated for the 1987 Nebula Award for Best Short Story.

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