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All on a Golden Afternoon (1956)
Robert Bloch

"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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  4. Journey into Geometries by Marta Sved
  5. Left or Right by Martin Gardner
  6. The Last Magician by Bruce Elliott
  7. The Year of the Jackpot by Robert A. Heinlein
  8. Gomez by Cyril M. Kornbluth
  9. Silence Please by Arthur C. Clarke
  10. The Non-Statistical Man by Raymond F. Jones
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Mathematical Content:
3/5 (1 votes)
Literary Quality:
5/5 (1 votes)

GenreScience Fiction,
MediumShort Stories,

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