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The Third Party (2004)
David Moles
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Contributed by "William E. Emba"

Two conflicting groups of humans make contact with a forgotten human world. One of the natives turns out to be a brilliant mathematician, independently discovering Cantor's diagonalization argument, and is confused that a colleague considers it obvious.

This short story appeared in the September 2004 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.

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Categories:
GenreScience Fiction,
Motif
TopicInfinity, Logic/Set Theory,
MediumShort Stories,

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