I highly recommend this book - its a gem!
Some of the stories are poignant, some are wildly funny, some are terrific satires, some are quite predictive of the future, and all but one are very worth reading.
A great book with short stories based on mathematical themes, but you don't have to have any math background to appreciate them.
This book is a delightful collection of short stories -- each based on an aspect of mathematics. A friend of my father's gave me my first copy back in the '50s. Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by Robert Dolan
I bought the Kindle edition to replace a well-read and worn-out old paperback copy. The stories are good to excellent. Read morePublished on April 21, 2011 by S. Brinich
Nope, not that many. But this one is tops, and has been since (I'm checking the copyright page)...1958. Read morePublished on October 29, 2010 by John Spritz
Fantasia Mathematica is a collection of stories and short paragraphs from many different authors. Each tale is based on some fascinating mathematical concept, developed into... Read morePublished on April 29, 2009 by A. J. Stienstra
I discovered this book in my school library years back, and I can't remember how many times I checked it out. Years later, I found it online and pounced on it immediately. Read morePublished on February 14, 2009 by Jack Ross