MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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A Matter of Mathematics (1999)
Brian Wilson Aldiss
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A space/time shortcut is found connecting the earth to the moon. Its use provokes an alien response, consisting of a device encoding within it some very strange mathematics.

(For those interested, the title story of the Aldiss collection was the original inspiration for Kubrick/Spielberg's AI.)

Also published as "The Apollo Asteroid". In Crowther and Greenberg (eds) "Moon Shots".

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  4. The Planck Dive by Greg Egan
  5. Border Guards by Greg Egan
  6. Imaginary Numbers : An Anthology of Marvelous Mathematical Stories, Diversions, Poems, and Musings by William Frucht (editor)
  7. Aurora in Four Voices by Catherine Asaro
  8. The Logic Pool by Stephen Baxter
  9. One by George Alec Effinger
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