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Buried Alive at the End of the World (2011)
Blair Bourrassa
Note: This work of mathematical fiction is recommended by Alex for hardcore fans of science fiction and literati.

A completely paralyzed mathematician receives congratulations from colleagues and other hospital visitors on the culmination of his research in a large scale physics experiment that is about to be conducted..but is incapable of telling them about his latest grave realization regarding its consequences.

It is a bit strange for me to refer to this story as "wonderful", since the tale it tells is horrific, but that is the word I would like to use. Perhaps I can say that it is wonderfully horrible, a masterfully created nightmare.

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Mathematical Content:
4/5 (1 votes)
Literary Quality:
5/5 (1 votes)

MotifMath as Beautiful/Exciting/Useful,
TopicMathematical Physics,
MediumShort Stories,

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