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Void Star (2017)
Zachary Mason
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This is a beautifully written and deep work of near-future science fiction about the development of an amazingly powerful sort of artificial intelligence. Two of the characters are mathematical both in name and perspective: Thales is a mathematically inclined Brazilian billionaire who encounters a mysterious AI which calls itself "the mathematician".

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Mathematical Content:
1/5 (1 votes)
Literary Quality:
5/5 (1 votes)

GenreScience Fiction, Adventure/Espionage,

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