MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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The Steradian Trail (2013)
M.N. Krish
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This mathematical thriller takes place in India where American computer science professor Joshua Ezekiel is attempting to figure out the twisted criminal plot that his recently murdered student had become involved in.

Steradians themselves have surprisingly little to do with it, but with the help of his friend Lakshman and his brilliant student Divya, they eventually connect it to a bizarre combination of: the Traveling Salesman Problem, the Hindu religion, the collapse of the rupee, a forgotten piece of mathematical wisdom from the past that can speed up algorithms, white collar crime, and Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Thanks to Allan Goldberg for bringing this book to my attention.

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Works Similar to The Steradian Trail
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. Travelling Salesman by Andy Lanzone (writer) / Timothy Lanzone (director and writer)
  2. Hickory Dickory Shock! The Tale of Techies by Sundip Gorai
  3. The Cipher by John C. Ford
  4. The Mystic Cipher by Dennis Mangrum
  5. Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal
  6. The Boy Who Escaped Paradise by J.M. Lee (author) / Chi-Young Kim (translator)
  7. The Visiting Professor by Robert Littell
  8. All Cry Chaos by Leonard Rosen
  9. PopCo by Scarlett Thomas
  10. The Chimera Prophesies by Elliott Ostler
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Mathematical Content:
4/5 (1 votes)
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Literary Quality:
3/5 (1 votes)
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Categories:
GenreAdventure/Espionage,
MotifAcademia, Female Mathematicians, Religion,
TopicComputers/Cryptography, Mathematical Finance,
MediumNovels,

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