a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
William E. Emba|
In a universe consisting of one star and one planet, there is a
mysterious impenetrable wall surrounding the entire planet in the deep
freezing southlands. Two men, one with money, the other with building
skills, engage in a long-term program to scale the wall and find out
what's on the other side. The answer turns out to be mathematical. And
A very baffling tale; well written. Requires you to really stretch your mind and think "ouside the box"
CHRIS Z RAMSAY|
One of the most pleasing works of fiction I have ever encountered; the way in which it deals with the edge of the universe makes ones brain do a little twist, not unlike the Möbius strip which serves as an important symbol in the story.
Stunning, mind stretching piece of narrative art, using the mathematical achievement of dr Moebius
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