For a cautionary tale of what could happen if you make your subway system too complex, you might want to read the classic science fiction. A SUBWAY NAMED MOBIUS. BY A. I. DEUTSCH. At Park Street you get off the surface car underground and walk downivard to get on the. A.J. Deutsch – A Subway Named Mobius – Download as Word Doc .doc /.docx), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online.

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A Subway Named Moebius

Would like to read it again and see how I relate to it these many years later. Susana rated it it was amazing Sep 27, He served as associate editor for the Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics prior to I have re-read it perhaps 10 or 12 times since the initial reading. Jaya rated it it was amazing Apr 27, Although the story stays vague on how a subway network, even if grown extremely complex, could trigger multidimensional behaviours, the atmosphere you breath while reading the novel is very intriguing and fascinating.

That is why I only gave it a “3” on your scale. Dima rated it liked it Nov 02, I got up to ten sides and saw some patterns begin to appear with each partial turn, but I haven’t carried it any further. After a wooden subway got cinematically lost inside the subway system of Buenos Aires, it is now up to No. Wadim Kozharskyy rated it really liked it Nov 25, As in Moebius it involved someone trapped on the subway – by economics lack of a nickelnot by mathematics!

The special Graffiti commission, special forces, and computer experts begin to chase. I would surmise that the problem has been investigated by minds more skilled in these matters than mine!


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He is noted for the concept of Doppler tomography, which he presented at a symposium at Mount Wilson Observatory in Contributed by Fred W Read this as a kid and loved it at the time. David rated it it was amazing Apr 11, I’d like to re-read it from an adult point of view, if I could find it again. Armand rated it really liked it Ssubway 09, Contributed by walter leight “I read this story when it first came out — more than a half century ago — and recalled it in a conversation today, leading me to this web site and namd opportunity to vote.

Liam Proven rated it did not like it Aug 11, Where was the train? Francesca Massaioli rated it really liked it Sep 06, Since the date of this fantasy wasthe thought has mobijs to me that Deutsch might have been inspired by the “MTA Song”, mbius for the Boston mayoral campaign of Walter O’Brien, who ran as a Progressive Party candidate.

Interesting story of a train system so interconnected, one the trains disappears to become the “phantom train” and how the transit authority got it back. Since I am arithmetically challenged I have no right to judge its accuracy, but it certainly was memorable–for more than fifty years.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Contributed by John Mitchell Very much my favourite sci-fi short story ever. Lists with This Book.

A Subway Named Moebius by A.J. Deutsch

I am not well-versed enough in mathematics to pass serious judgement on that aspect of the tale, but it DID introduce me to topology and I’ve found what little study I’ve made of it fascinating, so I’ve always been thankful to the author for that! Return to Book Page. Leah najed it it was amazing May 26, Apr 22, Daniele rated it it was amazing.


And it can be found in various anthologies. Reprinted in Fantasia Mathematica. A Subway Named Moebius. Matthew rated it really liked it Jul 11, As for that lofty smart aleck who finds the s-f field mediocre, he should really get to know it better–Asimov, Clarke, le Guin, Ellison, Sturgeon, Russ, Delaney, Subwayy, Heinlein, etc etc etc? Nov 10, Bob Rust rated it it was amazing. Be the first to ask a question about W Subway Named Moebius.

Ayers I read this story once accidentally I don’t recall how I found it and was intrigued by it greatly. To ask other readers questions about A Subway Named Moebiusplease sign subwaj. Tatyana Skripnikova rated it it was amazing Feb 09, Dec 14, Julio Gilgorri rated it liked it.

Opens a child’s mind to many possibilities. Escher print, I am reminded of this story. Contributed by Fritz I did a science fair project on Mobius strips back in The Public Transport are looking for the disappeared train as well.

Hugo Gomez rated it really liked it Jul 02, Contributed by Jim “Suldog” Sullivan My Father owned some collections of science fiction, published in the ‘s, and I devoured them when I was a child in the ‘s. I can’t recall any particular details of the story, jamed the main plot. Contributed by J Judson I probably still have the original magazine in the attic.

Then the first train disappeared.

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