MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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Inherit the Stars (1977)
James P. Hogan
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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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Works Similar to Inherit the Stars
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. Contact by Carl Sagan
  2. Ratner's Star by Don DeLillo
  3. Timescape by Gregory Benford
  4. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  5. The Planiverse: computer contact with a two-dimensional world by A.K. Dewdney
  6. The Flight of the Dragonfly (aka Rocheworld) by Robert L. Forward
  7. Children of Dune by Frank Herbert
  8. Factoring Humanity by Robert J. Sawyer
  9. His Master's Voice by Stanislaw Lem
  10. Rama II by Arthur C. Clarke / Gentry Lee
Ratings for Inherit the Stars:
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Mathematical Content:
2/5 (2 votes)
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Literary Quality:
3.5/5 (2 votes)
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Categories:
GenreScience Fiction,
MotifAliens,
TopicComputers/Cryptography,
MediumNovels,

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