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Highly Rated! 
This is the second of the two wonderful, classic collections of
mathematically flavored literature and such by Clifton Fadiman. (The
first was "Fantasia Mathematica".) Here is a partial listing of the table of contents including links to those works that have separate entries on this database.
CONTENTS:Cartoon by Abner Dean Introduction by Clifton Fadiman A SET OF IMAGINARIESCartoon by Alan Dunn The Feeling of Power by Isaac Asimov The Law by Robert M. Coates The Appendix and the Spectacles by Miles J. Breur, MD Paul Bunyan Versus the Conveyor Belt by Wiliam Hazlett Upson The Pacifist by Arthur C. Clarke The Hermeneutical Doughnut by H. Nearing Jr. Star, Bright by Mark Clifton FYI by James Blish The Vanishing Man by Richard Hughes The Nine Billion Names of God by Arthur C. Clarke COMIC SECTIONSThree Mathematical Diversions by Raymond Queneau The Wonderful World of Figures by Corey Ford A B and C  the Human Element in Mathematics by Stephen Leacock Cartoon by Johnny Hart A Note on the Einstein Theory by Max Beerbohm The Achievement of HT Wensel by H. Allen Smith Needed: Feminine Math by Parke Cummings (Note: This is way politically incorrect in the year 2000. ak) Cartoon by Alfred Frueh Two Extracts by Mark Twain Mathematics for Golfers by Stephen Leacock The Mathematician's Nightmare: The Vision of Professor Squarepunt by Bertrand Russell Milo and the Mathemagician by Norton Juster IRREGULAR FIGURESCartoon by Saul Steinberg Sixteen Stones by Samuel Beckett O'Brien's Table by J.L. Synge The Abominable Mr. Gunn by Robert Graves Coconuts by Ben Ames Williams Euclid and the Bright Boy by J.L. Synge The Purse of Furtunatus by Lewis Carroll Cartoon by Saul Steinberg The Symbolic Logic of Murder by John Reese SIMPLE HARMONIC MOTIONS(two songs, including sheet music)DIVIDENDS AND REMAINDERS(poems, cartoons, anecdotes, limericks, etc.)

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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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