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Note: This work of mathematical fiction is recommended by Alex for math majors, math grad students (and maybe even math professors) and hardcore fans of science fiction. 
As the title implies, this is a description of (presumably
fictional) discussions that the author had with an alien about
mathematics and, in particular, the way that Earth mathematics
differs from the more advanced alien mathematics. The famous
mathematical physicist David Ruelle wrote this piece with the apparent goal of
demonstrating the extent to which peculiarities of the human mind
have shaped our view of mathematics. It can be found both on the mp_arc archive and in the book Mathematics: Frontiers and Perspectives which was published as part of "World Mathematics Year 2000".

More information about this work can be found at www.ma.utexas.edu. 
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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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