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Subway Named Moebius, a (1950) [Short Story]
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The principles of connectivity state that as a system makes more connections to other parts of itself, the connectivity of that system increases in an exponential fashion to staggering levels. The subway under Boston had been growing in complexity for years. It was so complex, in fact, that the best mathematicians could not calculate its connectivity.

Then the first train disappeared. The system was closed, so it couldn't have gone anywhere, but when all the trains were pulled, they still couldn't find it. The searchers would see a red light, wait curiously, and hear a train passing in the distance, sometimes so close that it appeared to be just around the next bend. Where was the train? What happened to the passengers? Professor Tudor has a theory.

Published in The Omnibus of Science Fiction and Fantasia Mathematica.

Original title: A Subway Named Mobius
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience FictionMystery and Detectives

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Omnibus of Science Fiction, the (1952) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , H. P. Lovecraft , Isaac Asimov , Ray Bradbury , Jack London , James Blish , L. Sprague de Camp , A.E. van Vogt , Jack Vance , Fletcher Pratt , Damon Knight , Murray Leinster , Richard Matheson , Eric Frank Russell , Theodore Sturgeon , John D. MacDonald , Lewis Padgett , Wyman Guin , Lester del Rey , Raymond F. Jones , Alan E. Nourse , Fredric Brown , A.J. Deutsch , Anthony Boucher , William Tenn , Paul Ernst , David H. Keller , Katherine MacLean , John Leimert , B.F. Ruby , Will H. Gray , David Grinnell , Mark Clifton , Ross Rocklynne , Ann Griffith , R.R. Winterbotham , Ralph Williams , Chester S. Geier , W. Hilton-Young , André Maurois , Ralph Robin , H.B. Fyfe , Robert Abernathy , Peter Phillips
     Fantasia Mathematica (1958) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Lewis Carroll , Aldous Huxley , Robert A. Heinlein , H. G. Wells , Cyril M. Kornbluth , A.E. Housman , Karel Capek , Vachel Lindsay , Arthur Koestler , Richard Llewellyn , James Branch Cabell , Plato , Arthur Porges , Russell Maloney , Martin Gardner , H. Nearing, Jr. , Fredric Brown , Miles J. Breuer , William Hazlett Upson , Nigel Balchin , Edward Page Mitchell , Bruce Elliott , A.J. Deutsch , Kurd Lasswitz , Willy Ley , Harry Stephen Keeler , Arthur Quiller-Couch , Carl Sandburg , Christopher Morley , Edna St. Vincent Millay , Arthur Eddington , Ralph Barton , Thomas Dekker , John Atherton , Emma Rounds , Herbert Dingle , G.H. Hardy , C. Stanley Ogilvy , George Gamow , Andrew Marvell

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