This event is followed by what is thought to be a meteor landing not far from the observatory. Once the narrator travels to the spot of the meteor landing he discovers it is actually a cylinder and the cylinder contains Martians. The story chronicles the Martian attacks throughout many parts of England, even devastating London and the narrator escapes with many chilling and near death adventures. The stories in this collection can be traced back to Middle Eastern folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age The works were collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, and South Asia and North Africa.
Some tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Greek, Indian, Jewish, and Turkish folklore and literature. This last volume in the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between and contains 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field.
Published in to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced thousands of young listeners to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country. At the end of his career, Albert Einstein was pursuing a dream far more ambitious than the theory of relativity.
He was trying to find an equation that explained all physical reality - a theory of everything. Experimental physicist and award-winning educator Dr. Suitable for the intellectually curious at all levels and assuming no background beyond basic high-school math, these 24 half-hour lectures cover recent developments at the forefront of particle physics and cosmology.
Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family. As a satire, Flatland offers pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture.
However, the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions; in a foreword to one of the many publications of the novella, noted science writer Isaac Asimov described Flatland as "the best introduction one can find into the manner of perceiving dimensions.
The story is about a two-dimensional world referred to as Flatland. All existence is limited to length and breadth in Flatland, its inhabitants unable even to imagine a third dimension. The amiable narrator, A Square, provides an overview of this fantastic world - its physics and metaphysics, its history, customs, and religious beliefs. But when a strange visitor mysteriously appears and transports the incredulous Flatlander to Spaceland, a land of three dimensions, his worldview is forever shattered.
In theory, one can understand dimensions, but to actually move into another one, to truly understand and visualize existing in more than 3 dimensions, is really difficult. It is like trying to really understand color if you have always been blind. This book illustrates that difficulty in a way we can fully understand by dealing with a 2 dimensional creature, but more than that, the quest to understand beyond what is accepted, and the roadblocks both internally and in one's society, make this an interesting little drama that comments on the nature of understanding and of knowledge and our ability or inability to accept that there is much, much more than we know.
But in addition to the interesting ideas, the plot unfolds nicely, and we come to care about our main character. This is a very well done production as well. The reader does a great job. I notice another version has just been released on audible and I cannot understand why when this one exists. It is in the public domain, I believe, which may account for it But I recommend you try this one first.
I can't see how it can be improved. This quick listen was an intriguing story. It made a train ride between Albany and New York City fly by. A fantastic story of our fractal universe and the human experience. I will listen to it again. This was THE most interesting book I have ever read A comical and insightful story of many anthropomorphized shapes and figures, one in particular which explores and describes the multiple dimensions he had visited. Great, short little book! The first half of it is repetitive and can be a bit tedious but once you make it to the main topic it all becomes worthwhile.
The reader does a great job. I notice another version has just been released on audible and I cannot understand why when this one exists. It is in the public domain, I believe, which may account for it But I recommend you try this one first.
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I can't see how it can be improved. This quick listen was an intriguing story. It made a train ride between Albany and New York City fly by. A fantastic story of our fractal universe and the human experience. I will listen to it again. This was THE most interesting book I have ever read A comical and insightful story of many anthropomorphized shapes and figures, one in particular which explores and describes the multiple dimensions he had visited. Great, short little book!
The first half of it is repetitive and can be a bit tedious but once you make it to the main topic it all becomes worthwhile. On the surface it is a silly little story but there are so many levels to it that it deserves to be listened to, mulled over and lived with for a while, then revisited for a second read. Wonderful narration and production values as well. Highly recommended for "deep thinkers". A point. A line. A shape. An object.
A full dimension. It's all about perspective and association no matter which height, length, depth, width, etc you live in. Ok, the concept is fine--trying to explain a two dimensional world to a three dimensional person, but I just couldn't get into it. Written by: Edwin A. Narrated by: James Langton. Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins. People who bought this also bought Hebert Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins Unabridged Overall. Publisher's Summary As a satire, Flatland offers pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. Public Domain P Tantor.
What members say. No Reviews are Available. Sort by:. Most Helpful Most Recent. Linda B Can you really imagine the 4th or 5th dimension? Grace Intriguing This quick listen was an intriguing story. The protagonist, a Scotsman, chases down reports of a blue species of tigers sighted in village in Punjab, Pakistan. He never finds a blue tiger but ends up obtaining some magical stones on a hillside The Body Counter Detective Jude Fontaine must stop a pathological killer whose murder sprees are dictated by the Fibonacci sequence.
Fontaine is known for her ability to read people. She often can tell when people Boltzmann's Ghost A physicist encounters an apparently crazy man who tries to convince him that some beings experience time backwards. His intriguing explanation of this phenomenon depends on theoretical physics, and The Bones of Time A young 21st century mathematician named Cen short for Century Kalakaua falls in love with a 19th century Hawaiian princess when they meet through an unusual temporal phenomenon.
He becomes obsessed Bonita Avenue This widely acclaimed and popular Dutch novel concerns a mathematician who is a sort of intellectual public figure that the United States does not seem to have. After winning the Fields Medal for his The Book of Getting Even A brilliant homosexual teenager uses mathematics as an escape from the pressures of everyday life, including his father, a rabbi in 's New Orleans.
Along the way, he gets to know and love, in a variety of ways the family of a Nobel prize winning physicist and he himself becomes a cosmologist. The Book of Irrational Numbers The protagonist of this short story views everything through the filter of numerology. Book of Knut: a novel by Knut Knudson Halvor Aakhus, who has an undergraduate degree in math and an MFA in writing, wrote this unusual work of fiction that takes the form of a novel by an apparently dead author named Knut Knudson which has The Book of Sand The Book of Worlds Another story of 4-D from Miles Breuer, this time with Prof.
Cosgrave who builds a "hyper-stereoscope" that can combine 3-dimensional views "geometrical stereograms" from different angles into a 4-D Border Guards In a virtual universe shaped like a 3-torus, free from disease and death, Jamil is easily depressed but enjoys playing a game of quantum soccer with his old friends, and one new friend. The new friend Borzag and the Numerical Apocalypse I must warn you that I am a trained mathematician, but NOT a trained expert on literature. Among other consequences, this means that I sometimes have trouble telling the difference between brilliant, The Boy Who Escaped Paradise After a body is found surrounded by mathematical formulas in Queens, a young Korean man named Gil-Mo is arrested for the murder.
Because of his autistic tendencies, he does not respond at all to the usual The Boy Who Reversed Himself It includes Brain Dead A nightmarish, reality bending horror movie about a brain surgeon whose services are obtained to retrieve corporate secrets from the mind of a mathematician who has become a homicidal maniac. Brain Wave This debut novel from SF superstar Anderson explains that the human intelligence is far more powerful than we have thus far seen.
In fact, once we escape from the effects of a force field that is limiting Brave New World Brazzaville Beach Main character is a women studying chimpanzees in Africa, but her ex-husband is a set theorist who goes mad because he fails to prove a theorem. One of my favourite authors, and one of his best In this wonderful short film, a mathematician desperately trying to correct a hole in a proof falls in love with a baker.
He uncharacteristically begins taking baking lessons from her but returns to Break Your Heart The cultural diversity in this romance novel about the affair between an African-American math major and her Japanese cryptography professor is a pleasant surprise, but that is just about the only positive thing I can think to say. It does not seem to have anything interesting to say about either mathematics or academia. They are just the backdrop for a forbidden erotic encounter. Breaking the Code Highly Rated! This biography of Alan Turing is a "character study" of this fascinating mathematician.
The Brink of Infinity Highly Rated! A mathematics professor is kidnapped by a madman with a grudge against mathematicians, who threatens dire consequences unless the prof can solve a math riddle he has concocted: by asking ten questions, The Brothers Karamazov In this classic final masterwork by Dostoevsky, the existence of non-Euclidean geometry is mentioned at one point.
Although the theme is not explicitly carried throughout the rest of the novel, it plays Buried Alive at the End of the World A completely paralyzed mathematician receives congratulations from colleagues and other hospital visitors on the culmination of his research in a large scale physics experiment that is about to be conducted.. Burn Notice Episode: Signals and Codes Presumably, each episode of this old TV series features ex-CIA agent Michael Westen catching some "bad guys" in the hope of being re-accepted by his former employer.
I say "presumably" because I've The Butterfly Effect Only available for Kindle download as far as I can tell, this sexually explicit novel follows Dr. By a Fluke A liver fluke describes its life from hatching from an egg to its final moments to an alien who is recording it.
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As it turns out, these trematatode parasites are not as dumb as we think. In fact, they A Calculated Demise A high school math teacher, Bonnie Pinkwater, solves the mystery surrounding the murder of a PE teacher, a student, and the family of the boy suspected in the killing. This sequel to The Witch of Agnesi A Calculated Life This novel is about a brilliant mathematical modeler who works for big business finding correlations such as that corporate reports tend to use nautical terminology when they are in trouble, even if they Calculated Magic In this sequel to A Logical Magician, the mathematically trained wizard's assistant returns to fight evil monsters in Vegas and save his fiance Merlin's daughter from Hell.
I do like the idea that Calculating God Though it is considerably less mathematical than Factoring Humanity, it holds together a bit better as a novel. Here, we encounter aliens who view the existence of god a creator of the universe as a This novel, which is the first in a series of prequels by the author for her Hugo Award-winning story "The Lady Astronaut of Mars", is a sort of alternate history version of Hidden Figures.
In the world Calculus Newton's Whores The credit for the invention of calculus has long been contested, being claimed by both Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz. A committee established by the Royal Society in concluded that Newton was Calculus and Pizza A pizza chef teaches calculus to his restaurant patrons. Romance and hilarity ensue. The Calculus of Love A professor who is obsessed with proving Goldbach's Conjecture challenges a class of graduate students to make any progress on it.
But, is he truly motivated by a love of pure mathematics and its search Calculus of Murder He solves his cases using calculus. The narrative is excellent, humorous, and believable. The Call of Cthulhu It concerns the investigations of Prof. Francis Wayland Thurston as he investigates The Cambist and Lord Iron The story is set in a no-name kingdom, seemingly medieval but with certain modernisms. The cambist of the title is a minor worker, whose daily routine is interrupted by Lord Iron, who has come to The Cambridge Quintet Haldane, and Alan Turing meet at the home of C.
Snow to discuss the question of whether machines can think. The Cambridge Theorem If you like that sort of thing, fine. It is true that the murdered genius is a math graduate student, and he leaves Cantor Trilogy An intriguing short work of speculative fiction about a future in which nearly all mathematics research is conducted by computers.
In fact, in the story, only one journal The Journal of Humanistic Mathematics , Cantor's War In my opinion, this story is slanderous and the author should be ashamed. The plot involves a science fiction scenario in which the human military is battling aliens in "tau space". Whenever we send Cap and Gown Richard Leamington has an impact on mathematics at Cambridge University in the 17th Century despite his multiple sclerosis. Although Leamington himself is a fictional character, many of the other characters The Capacity for Infinite Happiness A math grad student trying to start her thesis on graph theory discovers some of her family's secrets when visiting their resort in Canada.
Graph theory involves the study of vertices points or dots The Capsule A former mathematician who has tape on his glasses, a sleeping bag on his back and talks just like Dustin Hoffman in Rain Main is ordered by his doctor to be more social to get out of his "capsule" The Captured Cross-Section Another "extra dimensions" story, with the twist of our hero having to save his fiance also a mathematician from terrifying dangers.
Cardano and the Case of the Cubic This parody of early 20th century "Hard Boiled Private Detective" novels is instead a short story about 16th century mathematician Gerolamo Cardano. Its opening paragraphs clearly set the tone: It Carry On, Mr. Bowditch Highly Rated! The life of early American mathematician Nathaniel Bowditch, famous for his work on techniques of navigation, is fictionalized in this novel for young adults. Although the mathematical details are not Cascade Point The novel concerns future space travel whereby Case of Lies An old, unsolved casino murder becomes mathematical when three of the witnesses turn out to have been math students using their skills to win at gambling.
Quite a bit of detailed discussion of number The Case of the Flying Hands The Case of the Murdered Mathematician Clues provide insight into possible motivations Casebook A novel written from the point of view of Miles Adler-Hart, a boy who is spying on his mother. He learns of his parents' divorce, his mother's sex life, and her lover's dark secret. Like the superheroes The Cat in Numberland This picture book uses the idea of a hotel with infintely many rooms for introducing some advanced concepts about numbers and infinity to children.
The hotel, run in the book by "Mr. The Catalyst [The Strange Attractor] Mathematics professor John Dobie gets caught up in a truly mind-boggling mystery when one of his former students, his wife's best friend, and then his own wife wind up dead, and the police consider him to be a prime suspect. This is the first, my personal favorite, of the three "Professor Dobie Mysteries" written by British author Desmond Cory. See also "The Mask of Zeus" and " more. A Catastrophe Machine A well-written, vaguely surrealistic story loosely based on the real mathematical field of catastrophe theory and set within the context of the Vietnam War.
The title is taken from an invention of mathematician Catching Genius A novel about a pair of sisters, one of whom is a "math genius".
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The title refers to the fact that she thinks "eyecue" is a disease when she first hears as a child that she has a high one and warns her Apparently, this Spanish calculus textbook begins each chapter with a "tale". I have not yet had a chance to see the book myself, and so I cannot say for certain whether these really are "fiction" or The Center of the Universe This short story was intended to serve two different purposes.
On the one hand it is a glimpse into the lives and interactions of mathematics graduate students. And, on the other, it addresses the philosophical The Central Tendency In the first portion of this short story, a teenager and the aunt who took her in when her parents died enjoy doing math together. However, when the girl begins to get advanced training from Cambridge The intertwined stories of Ravi, a Stanford student taking a course on "Infinity" in the 's, and his grandfather who was jailed for blasphemy in New Jersey in constitute a philosophical investigation The Chair of Philanthromathematics Jeff Peters and Andy Tucker, con men in the O.
Henry stories collected in this volume, are a bit uncomfortable after scoring a really big scam. So they Devoted to a society of mathematicians living in a subterranean chamber of Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter. Status in their societies is determined by the beauty of their fractal dreams. Fractal weapons, chaos theory, the Lyapunov exponent, and strange attractors are featured. Chasing Vermeer A mystery novel for 6th graders. Two children, Calder and Petra, are neighbors and classmates at a school Children of Dune This third novel in the "Dune" series which was also made into a TV miniseries contains a wonderful but rather brief and not very significant bit of fictional mathematics.
The following quotation Child's Play Young Griswold uses something he just learned in elementary school math class to solve a minor stumper. Be warned: the problem has a minor bug. Change "mix" to "nix". Published in the The Chimera Prophesies Highly Rated! The Chosen In Chaim Potok's classic novel about two Jewish teenagers growing up in New York City at the end of World War II, one of the two boys expresses an interest in symbolic logic: 'What kind of mathematics Christmas at Cardwell Ranch In keeping with my expectations of a Harlequin Romance novel, Christmas at Cardwell Ranch does have an improbable love affair, between a modern-day cowboy and a female mathematician.
However, this one Chronicles of a Comer A short story about a statistician who believes in the second coming of Christ and looks for it in the statistical correlations between the events and people's reactions to those events e. The Cinderella Theorem A very serious, mathematically inclined teenage girl is shocked to learn that her father is not dead as she had previously believed but rather is the ruler of an enchanted kingdom.
The no-nonsense, The Cipher As he turns 18, the son of the billionaire who owns the patent on public-key encryption finds himself in several complicated situations. There is a love triangle involving both his long-time girlfriend The Circle of Zero Thanks to Vijay Fafat for pointing out this story with only a little math in it.
A character speculates that the laws of probability predict that anything will happen in an infinite amount of time, The City of Devi Manil Suri, the author of this erotic, dystopian, Indian adventure, is a professional mathematician. And so, it is not surprising that there is some mathematics in it. However, there really is not much City of Infinite Bridges In this fictional account, Katharina is supposed to have displayed a graph of the 7 Konigsberg bridges A page novel for 2nd graders about Claudia, a girl who is weak in mathematics but who studies hard to pass a class test with flying colors, only to get accused of cheating by the substitute math teacher Cliff Walk This novel which alternates between being a melancholy character study and thriller, tells the story of a woman named Crelly, from her childhood in a family torn apart by abuse and tragedy, to the separation Egan's "Orthogonal Trilogy" explains how the Peerless and its crew of scientists, mathematicians and engineers was launched in the hope if find a way to save their homeworld from destruction.
A major An excellent book for 4th — 5th graders but one I would recommend for all teachers and students. Written as an interlaced, first-person account of two young girls — Aphrodite, who is a math prodigy Coconuts The story is a very nicely written tale of one man, Wadlin, whose only passion in life is mathematics - numbers, puzzles, Diophantine equations "indeterminates" , statistics. As the author describes Cocoon of Terror The protagonist in the latest novel by Jason Earls spends his time hunting down the evil and semi-mystical artist Zelian, and much of his spare time finding integers with interesting aesthetic and number Code to Zero This thriller is set in , with backdrop the first successful launching of a US satellite.
Several of the characters are mathematicians turned rocket scientists. They frequently muse rather explicitly Coffee, Love and Matrix Algebra This novel follows a year in the life of Jeffrey Albacete, a mathematics professor at a Rhode Island University, who is best known as the author of a textbook on matrix algebra. Although I think it Coincidence This book begins with the discovery of a three-year old girl named Azalea, alone at a seaside fairground and goes on to show us that her life is filled with surprising coincidences.
When she grows up The Coincidence Engine The Cold Equations This classic science fiction story is a favorite of English teachers because, even after all of these years, it has the ability to get the attention of and provoke discussion amongst otherwise apathetic This novel is loosely based on the life of Alexander Grothendieck and is "creatively" constructed, like the writings of the Oulipo group or Borges. The English version was translated by Megan McDowell. An aphasic Brazillian mathematics professor narrates his own decline into insanity. Hilda Hilst was a Brazillian author whose works often addressed the topic of insanity perhaps because both of her parents The Company of Strangers There is a lot of interesting stuff in this novel if you're looking at the romance Completeness This play, currently in production at New York's Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Theater, tells the story of a romance between a biology graduate student and a computer science graduate student.
Comrades in Miami Colonel Victoria Valiente is an important figure in the Communist party of Cuba. However, her husband is a famous mathematician, Manuel Pardo. Manuel's job allows him to travel widely and he becomes Conceiving Ada Bizarre, low-budget film in which a female computer programmer from the 20th century accesses the memories of Ada Lovelace, the 19th century mathematician and daughter of the poet Lord Byron.
The film Confusions of Young Torless A semi-autobiographical novel set in a military academy in a desolate corner of the Austro-Hungarian empire, is the story of the intellectual awakening of an intelligent adolescent, and contains several Conjure Wife Dark Ladies Annoyed at her secret superstitious bent, he Conned Again, Watson! To follow-up on his clever popular physics book that explains modern physics using Sherlock Holmes as a guide, Oxford based writer Colin Bruce has written a book that teaches some important mathematical Constans The Constant Factor In this film Witold, a Polish man who believes that he can explain all of life's mysteries and solve all of life's problems with mathematics, learns otherwise.
Contact Highly Rated! This is a fantastic novel; don't skip it just because you saw the movie. Mathematics plays an important role in the book, much more so than in the film. In both, Ellie Arroway detects a message from Conte d'ete With a title that can be translated as "A Summer's Tale", this is the third film in Rohmer's "seasons" series, preceeded by tales of spring and winter and followed by a tale of autumn in In this Context This is the second book in the Nulapeiron Sequence by John Meaney. The protagonist is still Tom Corcorigan, who in the first novel rose from slavery to royalty in part because of his "logosophical" read Continuity After briefly recalling the rigorous definition, it introduces Continuums Highly Rated!
The decisions we make and the difficulty in accepting the consequences is the main focus of this book about a Romanian mathematician who leaves her country and her daughter to be in a place that she could Convergent Series According to the liner notes, Niven received an undergraduate degree in mathematics. Mostly the degree has only apparently inspired his titles note also the book called "The Integral Trees" without noticeably Conversations on Mathematics with a Visitor from Outer Space As the title implies, this is a description of presumably fictional discussions that the author had with an alien about mathematics and, in particular, the way that Earth mathematics differs from Count to a Trillion A team of the world's top mathematicians is sent to examine an alien artifact which seems to have a tremendous amount of knowledge "written" on it.
I've put "written" in quotes because not only is the The Countable An autistic boy finds comfort in Cantor's discovery that the set of fractions is greatly outnumbered by the set of irrationals. See, for example, Cantor's Diagonal Argument. I did not much enjoy The Countess Conspiracy This is a romance novel set in Victorian England in which the heroine is a biologist studying inheritance and the hero is her friend who publishes and presents her work in his name.
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The story begins Counting on Frank Highly Rated! Lots of people seem to really like this children's picture book about a boy who likes to ask and answer questions like: "How long would it take to fill up the room with water if I left the bathtub Counting the Shapes How many shapes of pain are there? Are any topologically equivalent? And is one of them death? This is a fantasy story in which magic is achieved through mathematics, and hard work. For example, "Do Coyote Moon Well, this book is hard to describe!
It's certainly different and not easily categorizable. It is a novel that addresses the question "What if a young, nerdy, MIT mathematics professor died of cancer The Crime of the Mathematics Professor There is very little mathematical content to this story of a math professor attempting to atone for having abandoned a pet dog. He is described in the English translation as having a "cold, mathematical Crimes and Math Demeanors The short mysteries in this book remind me of "Encyclopedia Brown".
After a brief description of a sometimes contrived dilemma facing our young detective -- 14 year old Ravi -- you are given an opportunity The Crimson Cipher Crunch So father and son start exploring Cryptology You know how The New Yorker likes to publish vaguely bizarre short stories that happen to take place in New York City? You know how lots of authors who want to show a character who is afraid of "real Cryptonomicon Highly Rated! This "cult" novel of mathematics, computer science, espionage and warfare follows a mathematician through World War II and his grandson through the creation of a less than ordinary silicon valley start-up company Cube This [film] concerns the attempt of six individuals to escape from a vast network of interlocking cubes, each room, and each wall, floor and ceiling identical.
The rooms vary in colour. Some are harmless; The Cube Root of Conquest An evil dictator's plan to destroy and conquer the world is based on the work of one of his scientists, which allows travel into complex components of time. In order to do this, one is required to solve The narrator of this novel is Christopher Boone, an autistic teenager who is trying to figure out who killed his neighbor's dog.
Although Christopher is very good at math, he is not very good at understanding The Curve of the Snowflake A beautiful and brilliant woman organizes a team of scientists and a mathematician who together make fusion energy efficient and invent a flying submarine Cyberchase Highly Rated!
Three kids go inside "cyberspace" to help the maternal Mother Board fight the evil Hacker. Each episode, in addition to learning about computers, the kids have to develop their mathematical skills to The Cyberiad I was perusing your site and I happened to think of a great addition to your list.
It's about the adventures of two super "inventors" The Cypher Bureau This work of historical fiction tells the story of Marian Rejewski, a Polish mathematician who used algebraic methods to break the Nazi Enigma code before the beginning of World War II. Most of the book The Da Vinci Code The last act of a dying curator at the Louvre is an attempt to pass on, in code, a secret that he did not want to take to the grave. Among the things needed to "decode" this secret message is a recognition
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