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Ultima Dea [The Last Goddess] (1994)
Gianni Riotta
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Contributed by Michele Benzi

Unfortunately this book does not appear to have been translated from the original Italian. One of the central characters in the book, Alfred Diognetus (described as a "saint mathematician") is the editor of the [Journal of Formal Logic] and a professor at the U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, if my memory [serves] me. The book could be described as a thriller/mistery, but a very unusual one.

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Categories:
GenreMystery,
MotifAcademia,
TopicLogic/Set Theory,
MediumNovels,

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