MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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The Gates of Heaven (1984)
Paul Preuss
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Contributed by Gary Miller

The plot concerns a mathematician whose career has been monotone decreasing. But he comes alive again when a SETI project finds a human message coming from 12 light years away. It seems somebody must have fallen into something like a black hole and our hero tries to understand what happened.

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  4. Contact by Carl Sagan
  5. Dark as Day by Charles Sheffield
  6. Cascade Point by Timothy Zahn
  7. Inherit the Stars by James P. Hogan
  8. Artifact by Gregory Benford
  9. The Planiverse: computer contact with a two-dimensional world by A.K. Dewdney
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Categories:
GenreScience Fiction,
MotifAliens,
TopicMathematical Physics,
MediumNovels,

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