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Inherit the Stars (1977)
James P. Hogan

Contributed by "William E. Emba"

50,000 old human remains are found on the moon, along with lots of documentation. The entry point to deciphering the totally unknown language is mathematical tables and formulae."

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  5. The Planiverse: computer contact with a two-dimensional world by A.K. Dewdney
  6. Timescape by Gregory Benford
  7. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  8. Factoring Humanity by Robert J. Sawyer
  9. Children of Dune by Frank Herbert
  10. Doctor Who: The Turing Test by Paul Leonard
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Mathematical Content:
2/5 (2 votes)
Literary Quality:
3.5/5 (2 votes)

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Exciting News: The total number of works of mathematical fiction listed in this database recently reached a milestone. The 1,500th entry is The Man of Forty Crowns by Voltaire. Thanks to Vijay Fafat for writing the summary of that work (and so many others). I am also grateful to everyone who has contributed to this website. Heck, I'm grateful to everyone who visited the site. Thank you!

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