Believe it or not, but someone called Kathryn Cramer has written a fan-fic based on this classic commutative algebra text. It's a short story called "Forbidden Knowledge", which appears in Rudy Rucker's anthology Mathenauts
and describes a weird, hallucinatory society centered around the mysterious drug Ext:
Phelony assumed he must be a mathematician because he had one hand shoved down his pants and in the other he held the archaic text, the historical and neo-religious basis for the name of Ext, Irving Kaplansky's Fields and Rings, second edition.
Here's the punchline:
He had come to watch. In an effort to console her, he held out his copy, opened to page 187, where it was written: 13. The Vanishing of Ext. We shall have no need to assign meaning to Ext itself; we shall speak only of its vanishing.
If you want to know more about Ext (trust me: you probably don't), you can look here