MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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In Fading Suns and Dying Moons (2003)
John Varley
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There is an explicit reference not only to mathematics, but to mathematical fiction in this scary short story. When strange creatures with an unusual interest in butterflies begin appearing on the Earth, it takes a mathematician and familiarity with Abbott's Flatland to understanding what is going on.

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  4. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin Abbott Abbott
  5. Sphereland: A Fantasy About Curved Spaces and an Expanding Universe by Dionys Burger
  6. Space Bender by Edward Rementer
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  8. The Phantom of Kansas by John Varley
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Ratings for In Fading Suns and Dying Moons:
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Mathematical Content:
2/5 (1 votes)
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Literary Quality:
3/5 (1 votes)
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Categories:
GenreScience Fiction,
MotifAliens, Higher/Lower Dimensions,
TopicGeometry/Topology/Trigonometry,
MediumShort Stories,

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