A book containing 10 short stories by the Sci-Fi author Greg Egan. The title story is a futuristic look at number theory and the corporate implications of it's destruction and destabilisation. The stories are:

Lu"mi*nous (?), a. [L. luminosus, fr. lumen light: cf. F. lumineux. See Luminary, Illuminate.]

1.

Shining; emitting or reflecting light; brilliant; bright; as, the is a luminous body; a luminous color.

Fire burneth wood, making it . . . luminous. Bacon.

The mountains lift . . . their lofty and luminous heads. Longfellow.

2.

Illuminated; full of light; bright; as, many candles made the room luminous.

Up the staircase moved a luminous space in the darkness. Longfellow.

3.

Enlightened; intelligent; also, clear; intelligible; as, a luminous mind.

" Luminous eloquence." Macaulay. " A luminous statement."

Brougham.

Luminous paint, a paint made up with some phosphorescent substance, as sulphide of calcium, which after exposure to a strong light is luminous in the dark for a time.

Syn. -- Lucid; clear; shining; perspicuous.

-- Lu"mi*nous*ly, adv. -- Lu"mi*nous*ness, n.

 

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