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A Game of Consequences (1998)
David Langford
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Two reckless researchers at "The Mathematics Institute" undertake dangerous "quantum" research based on mathematical mumbo-jumbo like "translating her mathematical intuitions into appropriate quasi-shapes and pseudo-angles for Ranjit's algorithmic probes".

First published in Starlight 2 (1998) edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden.

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GenreScience Fiction,
MotifFemale Mathematicians,
TopicMathematical Physics,
MediumShort Stories,

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