MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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Jumpers (1989)
Tom Stoppard
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In a philosophical monologue on the nature of morality, a main character considers Zeno's paradox and infinitesimals and imagines a circle as a limit of polygons.

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According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
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  6. Albert's Bridge by Tom Stoppard
  7. Com os Meus Olhos de Cão [With My Dog Eyes] by Hilda Hilst
  8. Proof by David Auburn (playwright)
  9. The Wizard by C.S. Godshalk
  10. Stand and Deliver by Ramon Menendez
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Mathematical Content:
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Literary Quality:
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