MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)

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The Imitation Game (2014)
Morten Tyldum (director) / Graham Moore (screenplay)
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I do not yet know much about this film other than that Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, Keira Knightley is Joan Clark and Allen Leech (Downton Abbey) is a spy. The title, presumably, is a reference to the Turing Test.

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Works Similar to The Imitation Game
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. Sekret Enigmy by Roman Wionczek
  2. Enigma by Robert Harris / Tom Stoppard
  3. Sebastian by David Greene (director)
  4. Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal
  5. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
  6. A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines by Janna Levin
  7. The Lost Books of the Odyssey by Zachary Mason
  8. Decoded by Mai Jia
  9. Pythagoras' Revenge: A Mathematical Mystery by Arturo Sangalli
  10. En busca de Klingsor (In Search of Klingsor) by Jorge Volpi
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Categories:
GenreHistorical Fiction, Adventure/Espionage,
MotifAnti-social Mathematicians, Cool/Heroic Mathematicians, Real Mathematicians, War, Turing,
TopicComputers/Cryptography, Logic/Set Theory,
MediumFilms,

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