a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|Souls in the Great Machine is apparently a
post-ecological-apocalypse SF novel in which a powerful
multiprocessing computer is built out of human beings manipulating
abaci. Has anyone out there read Sean McMullen's other SF novels?
Please write to me with more
information! They apparently have some math in them, but I can't find
a copy or a good description of any of them.
The premise behind the story "Souls in the Great Machine" by Sean McMullen
appears to be the same as the one behind A C Clarke's story "Into the Comet",
where the computer on board a spaceship chasing a comet fails and the
entire crew has to learn to do calculations on an abacus to plot a
trajectory back to earth.
|Buy this work of mathematical fiction and read reviews at amazon.com. |
|(Note: This is just one work of
mathematical fiction from the list. To see the entire list or to see more
works of mathematical fiction, return to the Homepage.)|
Your Help Needed: Some site visitors remember reading works of mathematical fiction that neither they nor I can identify. It is time to crowdsource this problem and ask for your help! You would help a neighbor find a missing pet...can't you also help a fellow site visitor find some missing works of mathematical fiction? Please take a look and let us know if you have seen these missing stories anywhere!.
(Maintained by Alex Kasman,
College of Charleston)