a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|This is one of those fantasy novels in which mathematics and magic are intertwined. As usual, it is nice to see mathematics portrayed as being simultaneously powerful and beautiful...but there isn't much more to the role of mathematics than that.
The plot follows Alivet Dee, inhabitant of a planet where humans are controlled by a demonlike enemy. The plans of her distant ancestor, the famous mathematician and alchemist John Dee, eventually join up with her own plans to free her sister from slavery.
|Buy this work of mathematical fiction and read reviews at amazon.com. |
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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)