a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
Arturo Magidin, UNAM, Mexico.|
"Originally published in Interzone #61, July 1992. Because of an accident,
people's values and beliefs, and convictions, became completely permeable
to one another. So people start clumping according to values and beliefs.
The narrator though is a `strange attractor', never quite clumping but
rather navigating a road between opposing limit sets. Lots of talk about
attractors and chaos."
This story is most easily found today in the collection "Axiomatic"
BTW: Check out Egan's Home Page for more information about his fiction, his programming and the mathematics underlying them.
"A cool concept if completely implausible. I found myself empathising anyway. "
Plausible? Maybe not in its literal premise, but the idea that we are tugged back and forth by competing memetic ideologies is pretty self-evident to anyone who has been human for more than ten seconds ;3
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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)