MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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Mathenauts: Tales of Mathematical Wonder (1987)
Rudy Rucker (editor)
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Highly Rated!

This collection contains a wonderful assortment of mathematically oriented SF written between 1962 (when Mathematical Magpie appeared) and 1987 when this volume was published. Editor Rudy Rucker is a former math professor and well known author of mathematical fiction in his own right. Unfortunately, it is out of print and hard to find.

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Ratings for Mathenauts: Tales of Mathematical Wonder:
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Mathematical Content:
5/5 (4 votes)
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Literary Quality:
3.25/5 (4 votes)
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