MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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Doctor Who (Episode: Logopolis) (1981)
Christopher Bidmead
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This famous "last Tom Baker" episode of the popular BBC show "Doctor Who" involves a city of whispering mathematicians whose computations keep the universe running smoothly.
"The next broadcast story was a sequel, called Castrovalva, which was more about the art of M.C.Escher but carried over the Logopolis concept of reality-altering maths. Both stories were written by Christopher Bidmead." (Contributed by Finn Clark.)

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Works Similar to Doctor Who (Episode: Logopolis)
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. Doctor Who: The Algebra of Ice by Lloyd Rose (pseudonym of Sarah Tonyn)
  2. The Mathenauts by Norman Kagan
  3. A Very Peculiar Practice by Andrew Davies
  4. Cascade Point by Timothy Zahn
  5. Drode's Equations by Richard Grant
  6. The Flight of the Dragonfly (aka Rocheworld) by Robert L. Forward
  7. Artifact by Gregory Benford
  8. Contact by Carl Sagan
  9. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  10. The Planiverse: computer contact with a two-dimensional world by A.K. Dewdney
Ratings for Doctor Who (Episode: Logopolis):
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Mathematical Content:
2/5 (4 votes)
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Literary Quality:
3.75/5 (4 votes)
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