MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)

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Threshold (2006)
Bragi F. Schut / Brannon Braga / David S. Goyer / Dan O'Shannon
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This science fiction TV series featured a sarcastic dwarf mathematician character. According to Mathematics Goes to the Movies, mathematical highlights included a 4-dimensional alien object intersecting our world in the first episode, references to "isomorphic group therapy [sic]", "monotonic null sequences" and "quadratic reciprocity" in the second, and a strange statistical study in the 11th.

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Works Similar to Threshold
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. The Dreams in the Witch-House by H.P. Lovecraft
  2. The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross
  3. Through the Gates of the Silver Key by H.P. Lovecraft / E. Hoffmann Price
  4. The Hollow Man by Dan Simmons
  5. Killing Time by Frank Tallis
  6. Phase IV by Mayo Simon (writer) / Saul Bass (director)
  7. The Perfect Spiral by Jason Hornsby
  8. The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft
  9. Pi by Darren Aronofsky (director)
  10. Mersenne's Mistake by Jason Earls
Ratings for Threshold:
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Mathematical Content:
1.5/5 (2 votes)
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Literary Quality:
4/5 (2 votes)
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Categories:
GenreScience Fiction, Horror,
MotifAnti-social Mathematicians, Aliens, Higher/Lower Dimensions,
Topic
MediumTelevision Series or Episode,

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