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. Children of Dune by Frank Herbert
  5. The Planiverse: computer contact with a two-dimensional world by A.K. Dewdney
  6. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  7. The Flight of the Dragonfly (aka Rocheworld) by Robert L. Forward
  8. Factoring Humanity by Robert J. Sawyer
  9. Rama II by Arthur C. Clarke / Gentry Lee
  10. His Master's Voice by Stanislaw Lem
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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May 2016: I am experimenting with a new feature which will print a picture of the cover and a link to the Amazon.com page for a work of mathematical fiction when it is available. I hope you find this useful and convenient. In any case, please write to let me know if it is because I would be happy to either get rid of it or improve it if that would be better for you. Thanks! -Alex

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