

Mathematical Fiction (Part 1)In one of my past reviews of websites (September, 2005), the discussion focussed on Alex Kasman's web site, which is a great compilation of resources related to mathematical fiction (and has been revised since 2005). A great aide to those who teach and/or enjoy mathematics, the site listed more than 500 sourcesnovels, plays, movies, TV showsthat involve mathematics. Now, Alex Kasman has taken the next step....he writes mathematical fiction. The first fruit of his labor is the text Reality Conditions: Short Mathematical Fiction, (MAA, 2005). The stories touch on a variety of mathematical topics, mathematicians, as well as perceptions of the world of mathematics...all written to fill what Kasman felt were "gaps in the body of mathematical fiction." Consider these Chapters:
