MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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The Captured Cross-Section (1929)
Miles J. Breuer (M.D.)
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Note: This work of mathematical fiction is recommended by Alex for hardcore fans of science fiction.

Another "extra dimensions" story, with the twist of our hero having to save his fiance (also a mathematician) from terrifying dangers. There is some nonsense at the beginning about rotations and a count of variables/equations that probably had its basis in a reasonable linear algebra class but just comes out sounding kind of silly here.

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Works Similar to The Captured Cross-Section
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. The Einstein See-Saw by Miles J. Breuer
  2. The Appendix and the Spectacles by Miles J. Breuer (M.D.)
  3. The Gostak and the Doshes by Miles J. Breuer (M.D.)
  4. The Book of Worlds by Miles J. Breuer
  5. The Magic Staircase by Nelson Slade Bond
  6. The Fourth-Dimensional Demonstrator by Murray Leinster
  7. Technical Error by Arthur C. Clarke
  8. The Dangerous Dimension by L. Ron Hubbard
  9. A Victim of Higher Space by Algernon Blackwood
  10. Plane People by Wallace West
Ratings for The Captured Cross-Section:
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Mathematical Content:
2/5 (2 votes)
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Literary Quality:
2.5/5 (2 votes)
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Categories:
GenreScience Fiction,
MotifHigher/Lower Dimensions, Female Mathematicians, Romance,
TopicGeometry/Topology/Trigonometry,
MediumShort Stories,

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May 2016: I am experimenting with a new feature which will print a picture of the cover and a link to the Amazon.com page for a work of mathematical fiction when it is available. I hope you find this useful and convenient. In any case, please write to let me know if it is because I would be happy to either get rid of it or improve it if that would be better for you. Thanks! -Alex

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