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Gomez (1954) [Short Story]
by Cyril M. Kornbluth Rating: Weighted - 8.6 / Average - 9.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary :

Srinivasa Ramanujan was a famous mathematician who, with a single obsolete math textbook, formulated theories about physics and mathematics that rocked the scientific world. Eventually he was hired by her majesty's government, was made a knight, and worked in the genteel field of mathematics for the rest of his short life. Perhaps it is better that he died young. Who knew what secrets, horrible and wonderful, he would have unlocked for science?

Julio Gomez is 17 when he sends a letter to an eminent physicist requesting a better solution to a problem concerning breeder reactors. The equations he includes in the letter turn out to be a national secret, and a government agency wants to know how he got hold of them. No mere 17 year old could have worked them out himself despite his claims. But the truth can be more amazing than any fable, and what they find out through Gomez could change the entire world.

Original title: Gomez
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionHard ScienceMathematics
FictionScience FictionTechnology

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF, the (1994) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Edgar Allan Poe , Ursula K. Le Guin , David Brin , Rudyard Kipling , Alfred Bester , Isaac Asimov , Philip K. Dick , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Robert A. Heinlein , Anne McCaffrey , Jules Verne , H. G. Wells , William Gibson , Frederik Pohl , Cordwainer Smith , Greg Bear , Bruce Sterling , Gregory Benford , Poul Anderson , James Blish , Larry Niven , Vernor Vinge , James Tiptree, Jr. , Rudy Rucker , Michael F. Flynn , Clifford D. Simak , James P. Hogan , Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Cyril M. Kornbluth , Bob Shaw , Theodore Sturgeon , J. G. Ballard , Gene Wolfe , Gordon R. Dickson , Robert L. Forward , Ed Bryant , Dean Ing , Ian Watson , John M. Ford , Kate Wilhelm , Hal Clement , Randall Garrett , Raymond F. Jones , Philip Latham , Miles J. Breuer , Tom Godwin , John Sladek , Raymond Z. Gallun , Hilbert Schenck , Richard Grant , Theodore L. Thomas , Donald M. Kingsbury , George Turner , Katherine MacLean , Don A. Stuart

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