Mobius Dick

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the Futurama episode, see Möbius Dick (Futurama).
Mobius Dick
Author Andrew Crumey
Cover artist Sara Fanelli
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Picador
Publication date
2004
Media type Paperback
Pages 320
ISBN 0-330-41992-7
OCLC 60549582

Mobius Dick (2004) is a novel by Andrew Crumey. It features a parallel world in which Nazi Germany invaded Britain and Erwin Schrödinger failed to find the wave equation that bears his name. This world becomes connected to our world due to experiments with quantum computers.

The science-fiction plot centres on a mysterious mountain hospital in the Scottish highlands. Interweaving tales re-write the historical stories of Robert Schumann's stay in similar clinic in Endenich and Schrödinger's visit to the Alpine sanatorium of Arosa, both of which echo the situation in Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain. Connections are drawn from the tales of E. T. A. Hoffmann, particularly The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr.