a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|The daughter of a general during the Tang Dynasty is kidnapped by an assassin who can travel into higher dimensions. She is trained to also be an assassin, but cleverly plans her own escape.
Among the creative ideas in the story are a way to warn a potential victim that he is about to be attacked from another dimension and a way that the inter-dimensional assassin can kill a victim using only a pin. But most of its descriptions of higher dimensions are rather standard (ants crawling on surfaces, spheres intersecting planes, etc.).
This story first appeared in The Book of Swords (2017) and more recently was republished in the Ken Liu collection The Hidden Girl and Other Stories (2020).
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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in non-fictional math books
let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.
(Maintained by Alex Kasman,
College of Charleston)