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Moebius Trip (2006)
Janny Wurts

Contributed by Vijay Fafat

Featuring an aging mirror-maker who is asked to create a mirror which acts like a moebius strip and shows a reflection of the past and the future. Frankly, I did not think it was done well at all and is quite unconvincing. But it hinges on "Moebius" so I guess it qualifies as Math fiction.

If nothing else, I admire the title! This story was published in the 2006 anthology Elemental: The Tsunami Relief Anthology: Stories of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Contributed by Anonymous

Enjoyable, but should be expanded to include more plot points and an explanation of the premise and properties of the 4D moebius strip

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  4. The Gift of Numbers by Alan Nourse
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  6. El Troiacord by Miquel de Palol
  7. The Spacetime Pool by Catherine Asaro
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Mathematical Content:
3/5 (1 votes)
Literary Quality:
3/5 (1 votes)

GenreScience Fiction, Fantasy,
MotifMobius Strip/Nonorientability,
MediumShort Stories,

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