a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
"William E. Emba"|
A supergenius discovers a secret society amongst us that
is guarding the secret of immortality. He elects to take
their entry examination, which has immediate death as the
price of failure.
The last problem is to recognize and decode the unusual
geometry of a certain corridor. Mathematicians will
recognize what's going on immediately.
"A wonderful story. Makes the implausible seem natural...I got to meet him, and he was one of my idols. The collection IMAGINATION UNLIMITED was where I read it, since been burgled by a klepto fan, alas.
The kind of story the OUTER LIMITS could have done well!"
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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)