a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
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By solving a mathematical equation brought to him by a young stranger, a math professor allows the squidlike "Masters" to enter our universe, leaving havoc in their wake. The professor finds himself taking on the identities of other people in other universes. In one he finds himself as a young man who is unqualified to be a student at the very university where his true identity is on the faculty:
This story appeared in the September 2016 issue of Asimovâ€™s Science Fiction Magazine. 
(Note: This is just one work of mathematical fiction from the list. To see the entire list or to see more works of mathematical fiction, return to the Homepage.) 

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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 nonfictional 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)