a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|This surrealistic science fiction novel about parallel worlds, computers, and the mathematics of Pierre Fatou (who laid the foundations for the theory of fractals) has appeared only in German. Since I read German about as well as I can juggle knives with my toes, I can't say much about it. I'm hoping that others (like Hauke Reddmann who brought the book to my attention) will write in with more details. For instance, perhaps someone can tell me whether it would be correct to translate the title as "Fatou's Dust"?
In spite of your toe-juggling abilities the entry is correct.
Too bad it's too long that I read the book, and the content
was so confusing, so I decline to comment :-)
"Fatou's Dust" is indeed the meaning. But with the rest of
my memory, I'd say the book is more meant to be *structured*
like a fractal than *about* (if you know "The Bridge" by
Iain Banks, you know what I mean...).
|More information about this work can be found at www.amazon.de.|
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