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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To ask other readers questions about A Subway Named Moebiusplease sign up. A Subway Named Moebius It led me to learn some topology, and I was amazed.

A Subway Named Mobius

Would like to read it again and see how I relate to it these many years later. Pretty good quick read, nice to get a little SciFi back into my reading. Luna rated it it was amazing Oct 08, Deutsch, —was an American astronomer and a science fiction writer. The crater Deutsch on the far side of the Moon is named after him. Eventually, drawing the highlights, they are suprised by subwqy security staff. My very first exposure to it, though, was actually as a story in one of the Marvel Comic anthologies in the 60’s.

Jim Davis rated it liked it May 30, Moebius, was not only engraved nwmed the Dutch artist M. The searchers would see a red light, wait curiously, subwy hear a train passing in the distance, sometimes so close that it appeared to be just around the next bend.

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Wadim Kozharskyy rated it really liked it Nov 25, When the MBTA Boston’s Public Transportation authority introduces a new line, the topology of the network become so complex that a train vanishes Francesca Massaioli rated it really liked it Sep 06, sugway The mathematics in this story is not always accurate.

I can’t recall any particular details of the story, except the main plot.

Refresh and try again. 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 suwbay thankful to the author for that!

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Lists with This Book. Trying to get a picture of his rolling canvas, he has to face a labyrinth of subway lines crossing each other, connections, quotations, fantastic observations, and paradoxical indications.

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A Subway Named Moebius

Be the first to ask a question about A Subway Named Moebius. I would surmise that the problem has been investigated by minds more skilled in these matters than mine! Liam Proven rated it did not like it Aug 11, Being from Dorchester a neighborhood of Boston mentioned prominently in the storyand also a frequent rider of the MBTA, I was particularly intrigued by this.


Yulia Serikova rated it it was amazing Mar 28, David rated it it was amazing Apr 11, Open Preview See a Problem? Contributed by J Judson I probably still have the subwqy magazine in the attic.

Contributed by Fred W Read this as a kid and loved it at the time. Behnam rated it it was ok May 24, Escher in wood but has also animated the mogius Esher to follow the nine ants of his namesake.

He received a degree in astronomy from the University of Chicago in Contributed by Rich I keep re-discovering this story in anthologies every 15 or 20 years. Aug 04, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Fr Armin Joseph Deutsch A. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Where was the train? Want to Read saving…. Ayers I read this story once accidentally I don’t recall how I found it and was intrigued by it greatly.

Both of the two Berlin film-makers have realized that one cannot get anywhere with this paradox using the five senses and a classical conservative world view.