a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|The devil (who is not such a bad guy after all) seeks help from a quantum physics expert to fight off some aliens (who are not so evil either) that happen to disrupt the "Randomness Field". This disruption is used to explain many seemingly non-random occurrences (such as 20 car pileups and strange fashion trends) and has gotten so bad that a coin comes up tails every time even after repeated flips. The professor's solution to the problem is very Dirac-like.
This story is sure to upset religious fundamentalists and feminists because it is both heretical and displays the sexism of so many old SciFi classics. But, if you can avoid being bothered by either of those things, it is an entertaining comedy with just a bit of mathematics in it. Thanks to Paul Hafke for suggesting it!
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