The Biggest Lie And so, gentlemen, concluded the man with dark glasses who insisted on calling himself Smith, we have a problem We know the formula is hidden under one of the squares of the chessboard But we don t know which The twelve experts, assembled at short notice in the underground bunker, shifted uncomfortably and tried not to look at each other Suddenly Griswold spoke up Let me see if I have understood correctly, he said The late Professor claimed to have found a safe method for voyagin [...]
Mathematical Science Fiction is an unusual genre and this is the only example I own It has probably been ten or years since I first read this book and it all seemed fairly new i.e I didn t remember much Mathenauts contains 23 short stories, 14 of which I really enjoyed The stories, of which many plots are topologically oriented, vary from vaguely mathematical Convergent Series by Larry Niven 5.5 pages of something short, simple, to the point and amusing to meandering character studies Four Bran [...]
I read this book years ago, and it has stayed with me I was lucky enough to find a copy for 50p in a bookshop close to the University of Glasgow, and it s stayed with me for about twenty years It s been part of my life.Although it has topics like Goedel s Theorem, fourth dimension, the liar paradox This sentence is false and even fun wordplays, you don t have to be a maths genius to read, understand and enjoy this book You ll read accessible and intriguing fiction stories which will ignite your [...]
A wonderful collection of mathematical based science fiction A few examples 1 to 999 by Isaac Asimov Tangents by Greg Bear G del s Doom by George Zebrowski Convergent Series by Larry Niven The Feeling of Power by Isaac AsimovEvery couple of years I check this out of the library, not only to enjoy rereading it, but to help ensure it doesn t get discarded it is no longer in print and hard to find.
Rucker proves to be as good an SF anthologist as he is an SF writer and emeritus professor of all sorts of cool stuff Looking through the table of contents after I completed this anthology, I realized that I liked 19 out of the 23 stories, and even loved a few of them I couldn t have imagined that A there would be 23 stories out there with mathematics as a central theme and B I would enjoy 19 of them I had to throw something mathematical into this review, so that fraction works out to be 83% of [...]