a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
"William E. Emba"|
Mathematics is invoked several times to formalize `what goes
round, comes around' as if it were a law of nature. 100% hokey.
The only thing worse than the bad math is the bad science.
Of separate interest is the story's (pre-1948) reference to `bit
of information'. Leinster of course only meant `bit' as in
"small amount", but it reads entirely modernly.
Published in Astounding magazine in June 1945.
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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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