a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|In a fantasy world where math is magic, a young boy's life is endangered as it becomes clear that he is the long awaited Aleph Null.
I really do like the way the characters utilize equations and mentally manipulate numbers in order to achieve their magic. Having to invent new equations that relate others that you already know sounds and feels more like real math than the mathematical spells in books like Threshold or the reified numbers in Napier's Bones.
However, I find that I cannot strongly recommend this book, and it is not only because the "chosen one" theme has already been done to death. There were far too many scenes that I found unbearably disgusting. Not merely blood and guts, but also feces and men raping boys and monsters erotically circumcising boys with their mouths and... If that is your cup of tea, then this book is for you. Otherwise, I would suggest you read something else instead.
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May 2016: I am experimenting with a new feature which will print a picture of the cover and a link to the Amazon.com page for a work of mathematical fiction when it is available. I hope you find this useful and convenient. In any case, please write to let me know if it is because I would be happy to either get rid of it or improve it if that would be better for you. Thanks! -Alex
(Maintained by Alex Kasman,
College of Charleston)