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Locker 49, or the Volunteers (2021)
David Rogers

This short story is a tale of mysterious synchronicity revolving around: the Fibonacci sequence, spirals, horrific deaths and disappearances of school children, spacetime anomalies, and an empty school locker. In addition to the role that the Fibonacci numbers play in the plot, there is a bit about math classes and the gender stereotypes surrounding mathematical ability.

Thanks to Allan Goldberg for bringing this story to my attention. It was published in the Aphelion Webzine and is available for free at their website.

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Works Similar to Locker 49, or the Volunteers
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. A Presence Beyond the Shadows by David Lee Summers
  2. They'll Say It Was the Communists by Sarah Lazarz
  3. Solid Geometry by Ian McEwan
  4. Schwarzschild Radius by Connie Willis
  5. The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft
  6. Through the Gates of the Silver Key by H.P. Lovecraft / E. Hoffmann Price
  7. The Dreams in the Witch-House by H.P. Lovecraft
  8. Mersenne's Mistake by Jason Earls
  9. The Perfect Spiral by Jason Hornsby
  10. Threshold by Bragi F. Schut / Brannon Braga / David S. Goyer / Dan O'Shannon
Ratings for Locker 49, or the Volunteers:
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Mathematical Content:
3/5 (1 votes)
Literary Quality:
2/5 (1 votes)

GenreScience Fiction, Horror,
MediumShort Stories,

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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in non-fictional math books let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.

(Maintained by Alex Kasman, College of Charleston)