MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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The Amber Shadows (2016)
Lucy Ribchester
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This is another thriller set at Bletchley Park during World War II. Many of the characters are described as mathematicians and Alan Turing is mentioned occasionally, but math is definitely not the center of attention in this novel. Instead, the plot concerns the pieces of amber that one of the women working in Hut 6 has been receiving in mysterious packages from Russia and what they might mean about the fate of her biological father.

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Works Similar to The Amber Shadows
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. The Imitation Game by Morten Tyldum (director) / Graham Moore (screenplay)
  6. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  7. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
  8. The Company of Strangers by Robert Wilson
  9. En busca de Klingsor (In Search of Klingsor) by Jorge Volpi
  10. The Lost Books of the Odyssey by Zachary Mason
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Mathematical Content:
1/5 (1 votes)
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Literary Quality:
2/5 (1 votes)
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Categories:
GenreHistorical Fiction, Adventure/Espionage,
MotifWar, Female Mathematicians, Turing,
TopicComputers/Cryptography,
MediumNovels,

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