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This short story appeared in the September 2002 issue of "Math Horizons", published by the Mathematical Association of America. In it, some kids look through an attic containing lots of stuff belonging to their "crazy GreatUncle Georg", who was apparently Georg Cantor. There they find fantastical items of mathematical interest like a countably infinite deck of cards (which can be split into two decks of the same size, of course), a mechanical "Zeno Game" in which each turn of a small crank brings Achilles closer to the turtle even though he never seems to catch up, an album of all possible lists, and a Ouija board that always lies. 
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Exciting News: The total number of works of mathematical fiction listed in this database recently reached a milestone. The 1,500th entry is The Man of Forty Crowns by Voltaire. Thanks to Vijay Fafat for writing the summary of that work (and so many others). I am also grateful to everyone who has contributed to this website. Heck, I'm grateful to everyone who visited the site. Thank you!
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