a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
"William E. Emba"|
"Best known for its horrifying utopian vision of a future
where children are manufactured for their role in society,
the masses are kept happy with their feelies and drugs,
and Henry Ford has posthumously usurped God, there is one
small detail of higher mathematical interest: one of the
more popular leisure time activities for the upper class
is `Riemann surface tennis'.
"Huxley says nothing more than the sport is played on a
Riemann surface. Presumably that means a rectangular
courtyard with edges identified and duplicate balls fired
in from matching locations when balls go out of bounds in
the traditional sense.
"Also of note is, apparently, the first use of `super-string',
which Huxley uses as a section in his futuristic orchestras.
(Presumably Huxley was not thinking of 10-dimensional string
instruments with six compactified dimensions.)"
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