PAPER DOLL HYPERPLANE
A mathematician seeks to create a singular reality through the use of palindromic primes. He fails to calculate the probability of an unseen consequence predicted in Albrecht Durer's MELANCHOLIA when he sets out to kill nine women for his experiment.
From the Publisher
What happens when we make monsters? What happens when we make monsters of ourselves? Grotesque beings lurch from our darkest dreams. Vicious beasts stalk our twisted pasts. Lost souls haunt our deepest regrets. They are the blood on our hands. They are the obsessions in our heads. They are the vengeance in our hearts. They are... Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors.
Edited by Bram Stoker Award-winning editors Doug Murano and Michael Bailey. Featuring a foreword by Alma Katsu, and illustrations throughout by HagCult.
This anthology was nominated for Best Horror Anthology by the Horror Writers Association, 2020 and the Shirley Jackson Award for Edited Anthology 2020.
From Mother Horror; published on Cemetery Dance: "Paper Doll Hyperplane” by R. B. Payne. Who is R. B. Payne?* I don’t know but I assure you that after reading his story about a mathematician turned serial killer, I’ll be on the hunt for more of his work. Truly a standout. "
Kevin L. says: "Paper Doll Hyperplane by R. B. Payne - the most chilling academic paper I’ve ever read. Complete with citations!"
Curtis says "Did anyone else get Great God Pan vibes from this spooky little "sci-fi"?"
And many, many more mentions.
It's a really good story. You should read it.