MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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Heavy Weather (1994)
Bruce Sterling
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Tornado weather in Texas gets worse over the coming decades, and a team headed by a supergenius mathematician confronts the ultimate tornado. Includes explicit summaries of his mathematical prowess (surprisingly, not chaos theory) and of his complete social incompetence (not a surprise, I suppose).

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Ratings for Heavy Weather:
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Mathematical Content:
2/5 (1 votes)
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Literary Quality:
3/5 (1 votes)
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Categories:
GenreScience Fiction,
MotifGenius, Anti-social Mathematicians,
Topic
MediumNovels,

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