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A mathematician whose research involves a type of chess played with
variable rules ("fairy chess") is the only one able to solve an "equation
from the future" in which the constants are treated as variables that the
"bad guys" are going to use to win World War III. Apparently, the fact
that the equation involves lots of variables is supposed to be able to
drive most mathematicians crazy. Sounds pretty unrealistic to me, but I
must admit that I have not seen nor read this novel. If you have, please
write in with more information!

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