a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|Big Numbers (1990)
|Alan Moore / Bill Sienkiewicz
(click on names to see more mathematical fiction
by the same author)
|This comic book (written by Moore and illustrated by Sienkiewicz) was planned as a 12 issue series with a mathematics theme. Unfortunately, due to a lack of cooperation by the artist (and also a substitute artist) the series never got past issue 2. Rumors suggest that Moore may be arranging a television mini-series of Big Numbers.
Unfortunately never completed, this story would have combined
chaos theory, the Mandelbrot set and ordinary life in Northampton, UK. The first two issues
are fascinating and tantalizing; who knows what the whole work would have been if completed.
|(Note: This is just one work of
mathematical fiction from the list. To see the entire list or to see more
works of mathematical fiction, return to the Homepage.)
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)