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.)|
May 2016: I am experimenting with a new feature which will print a picture of the cover and a link to the Amazon.com page for a work of mathematical fiction when it is available. I hope you find this useful and convenient. In any case, please write to let me know if it is because I would be happy to either get rid of it or improve it if that would be better for you. Thanks! -Alex
(Maintained by Alex Kasman,
College of Charleston)