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Threshold (2006)
Bragi F. Schut / Brannon Braga / David S. Goyer / Dan O\'Shannon

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. Through the Gates of the Silver Key by H.P. Lovecraft / E. Hoffmann Price
  2. The Dreams in the Witch-House by H.P. Lovecraft
  3. The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross
  4. Killing Time by Frank Tallis
  5. The Hollow Man by Dan Simmons
  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)
Literary Quality:
4/5 (2 votes)

GenreScience Fiction, Horror,
MotifAnti-social Mathematicians, Aliens, Higher/Lower Dimensions,
MediumTelevision Series or Episode,

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May 2016: I am experimenting with a new feature which will print a picture of the cover and a link to the page for a work of mathematical fiction when it is available. I hope you find this useful and convenient. In any case, please write to let me know if it is because I would be happy to either get rid of it or improve it if that would be better for you. Thanks! -Alex

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