MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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Moebius Trip (2006)
Janny Wurts
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Contributed by Vijay Fafat

Featuring an aging mirror-maker who is asked to create a mirror which acts like a moebius strip and shows a reflection of the past and the future. Frankly, I did not think it was done well at all and is quite unconvincing. But it hinges on "Moebius" so I guess it qualifies as Math fiction.

If nothing else, I admire the title! This story was published in the 2006 anthology Elemental: The Tsunami Relief Anthology: Stories of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Contributed by Anonymous

Enjoyable, but should be expanded to include more plot points and an explanation of the premise and properties of the 4D moebius strip

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Works Similar to Moebius Trip
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. The Gate of the Flying Knives by Poul Anderson
  2. The Spacetime Pool by Catherine Asaro
  3. Perelman's Song by Tina Chang
  4. The Tower of Babylon by Ted Chiang
  5. The Translated Man by Chris Braak
  6. Dante Dreams by Stephen Baxter
  7. Napier's Bones by Derryl Murphy
  8. Jack and the Aktuals, or, Physical Applications of Transfinite Set Theory by Rudy Rucker
  9. Mersenne's Mistake by Jason Earls
  10. Fractal Mode by Piers Anthony
Ratings for Moebius Trip:
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Mathematical Content:
3/5 (1 votes)
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Literary Quality:
3/5 (1 votes)
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Categories:
GenreScience Fiction, Fantasy,
MotifMobius Strip/Nonorientability,
TopicGeometry/Topology/Trigonometry,
MediumShort Stories,

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