a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|The famous computer scientist (known to many grateful mathematicians
as the creator of TeX) presents
Conway's "surreal numbers" in the form of a fictionalized dialogue.
It becomes repetitive; moreover, I think it actually isn't mathematical fiction! It is just a math text a little disguised.
This book was intended to show an example of mathematical thinking. To accomplish this, Knuth chose to write about a subject that no one would have any previous experience with, namely Conway's surreal numbers.
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