a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|This novella by a trained astrophysicist who has worked for the European Space Agency features an alien designed "death trap" that challenges people with difficult mathematical puzzles. In an interview, the author stated that he was inspired to write the story by the experiences of mountain climbers, who seem willing to risk life and limb for the sake of a challenge.
A visitor to this site named Dustin brought this story to my attention and says: "Subject matter it references are prime numbers, two dimensional shadows of four dimensional objects, and triangular numbers. Several topology questions are referenced as well."
|More information about this work can be found at www.fantasticfiction.co.uk.|
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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)