MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)

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All on a Golden Afternoon (1956)
Robert Bloch
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"The title alludes to Alice in Wonderland, and the story is indeed partly set in the two dream books. One Professor Laroc has extended some mathematical work of Charles Dodgson, and by invoking a non-Euclidean formula, can enter and leave fiction's greatest dreams at will. (Certain dreams were more popular than others. There were no takers, for example, for Cthulhu.)" (Contributed by "William E. Emba")

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Works Similar to All on a Golden Afternoon
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. The Mathematics of Magic by L. Sprague de Camp / Fletcher Pratt
  2. Mimsy Were the Borogoves by Lewis Padgett (aka Henry Kuttner and Catherine L. Moore)
  3. The Number of the Beast by Robert A. Heinlein
  4. Journey into Geometries by Marta Sved
  5. The Last Magician by Bruce Elliott
  6. The Non-Statistical Man by Raymond F. Jones
  7. Silence Please by Arthur C. Clarke
  8. Gomez by Cyril M. Kornbluth
  9. Left or Right by Martin Gardner
  10. The Year of the Jackpot by Robert A. Heinlein
Ratings for All on a Golden Afternoon:
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Mathematical Content:
3/5 (1 votes)
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Literary Quality:
5/5 (1 votes)
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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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