a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
William E. Emba.|
"The protagonist is a frustrated mathematician, whose genius
(which Leinster makes some attempt to convey) is not recognized
by his teachers and peers. So when reality goes blooey, and
the mathematician is the only person to realize what is going
on, he leaps at the opportunity to become a somebody in an
alternative reality. At one point, when questioned why he
is such a megalomaniac, he says rather matter of factly that
it beats being a Jerkwater U math professor."
Robert W. Franson|
This classic story first appeared in Astounding, June 1934.
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Exciting News: The total number of works of mathematical fiction listed in this database recently reached a milestone. The 1,500th entry is The Man of Forty Crowns by Voltaire. Thanks to Vijay Fafat for writing the summary of that work (and so many others). I am also grateful to everyone who has contributed to this website. Heck, I'm grateful to everyone who visited the site. Thank you!
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