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The story itself is quite disturbing IMO but has the usual zaniness of his other writings. Features quarks as "hypertoroidal vortex rings/loops of superstring", a "cumberquark", "hypertorii with fuzzy fractal surface" and what I think is an eversion of a torus using a fourth spatial dimension.
Originally published in Synergy: New Science Fiction, Vol. 1 ed. George Zebrowski (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 0-15-687700-7, Nov '87)
Again I have found myself exploring your Mathematical Fiction webpage, and I would like to point out that-
the short story "Inside Out" by Rudy Rucker can also be found in:
Masterpieces of fantasy and wonder / compiled by David G. Hartwell, editor
Publication info: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1989.
I think the above book would be easier to find than the volume you cite.
Thank you, Mr. Miller!
Note Added October 2012: Good news for those looking for this story. It is now available for free at the author's Website.
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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.
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