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Threshold (2006)
Bragi F. Schut / Brannon Braga / David S. Goyer / Dan O\'Shannon

This science fiction TV series featured a sarcastic dwarf mathematician character. According to Mathematics Goes to the Movies, mathematical highlights included a 4-dimensional alien object intersecting our world in the first episode, references to "isomorphic group therapy [sic]", "monotonic null sequences" and "quadratic reciprocity" in the second, and a strange statistical study in the 11th.

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Works Similar to Threshold
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. Solid Geometry by Ian McEwan
  2. The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross
  3. Through the Gates of the Silver Key by H.P. Lovecraft / E. Hoffmann Price
  4. The Dreams in the Witch-House by H.P. Lovecraft
  5. Locker 49, or the Volunteers by David Rogers
  6. The Hollow Man by Dan Simmons
  7. Killing Time by Frank Tallis
  8. The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft
  9. Phase IV by Mayo Simon (writer) / Saul Bass (director)
  10. The Perfect Spiral by Jason Hornsby
Ratings for Threshold:
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Mathematical Content:
1.5/5 (2 votes)
Literary Quality:
4/5 (2 votes)

GenreScience Fiction, Horror,
MotifAnti-social Mathematicians, Aliens, Higher/Lower Dimensions,
MediumTelevision Series or Episode,

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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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