MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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Author includes the word(s): Arthur Porges

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By a Fluke (1955)
Arthur Porges
A liver fluke describes its life (from hatching from an egg to its final moments) to an alien who is recording it. As it turns out, these trematatode parasites are not as dumb as we think. In fact, they... (more)
The Devil and Simon Flagg (1954)
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Arthur Porges
Mathematicians know the feeling of trying to prove something you really believe to be true, but has never been proven. There is pleasure in doing this, like solving a puzzle, but also frustration and... (more)
Problem Child (1964)
Arthur Porges
By working ceaselessly on proving a new theorem, a successful math professor tries to avoid thinking about the fact that he has lost his wife who died in childbirth and about Paul, their "vegetable" of... (more)
The Unwilling Professor (1954)
Arthur Porges
Two college students who are failing their math class kidnap an alien they encounter and force it to do homework for everyone in their fraternity. There are some cute mathematical passages. For example,... (more)

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