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Note: This work of mathematical fiction is recommended by Alex for hardcore fans of science fiction. 
When this story takes place, the fictional "Drode's Equations" have been
lost for so long that they have become practically mythological. And so
the historian protagonist is surprised to find them in his own family
library. The author does a very good job of conveying what it feels like
to look at an equation and try to understand it. As the historian gets
more and more aquainted with the equations in question, he begins to
realize that the significance of them is the absence of the variable
representing time in one of them, even though it is supposed to be
equivalent to the others in which time is explicit. As a consequence, even
if just briefly, he is able to perceive the reality around him without
time.
It was reprinted in The Ascent of Wonder and you can read the comments that appear in that volume about it here. 
Buy this work of mathematical fiction and read reviews at amazon.com. 
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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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