a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
"William E. Emba"|
This thriller is set in 1958, with backdrop the first successful launching
of a US satellite. Several of the characters are mathematicians turned
rocket scientists. They frequently muse rather explicitly over elementary
number theory. The main character, who has lost his memory, begins to
figure out his past when he finds a number theory textbook in a library.
The fact they did major in math at Harvard was only a backround for Follett was writing a story about scientists. Math is not really a part of the story but is brought up several times just to show that they can be in this line of work and was just made more realistic.
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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
(Maintained by Alex Kasman,
College of Charleston)