MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)

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The Poison Master (2003)
Liz Williams
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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.

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Works Similar to The Poison Master
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. Threshold by Sara Douglass
  2. Voyage of the Shadowmoon by Sean McMullen
  3. The Dark Lord by Patricia Simpson
  4. Coyote Moon by John A. Miller
  5. Little People by Tom Holt
  6. Your Magic or Mine by Ann Macela
  7. The Last Page by Anthony Huso
  8. Phantom by Terry Goodkind
  9. Mathemagics by Margaret Ball
  10. Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier
Ratings for The Poison Master:
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Mathematical Content:
2/5 (1 votes)
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Literary Quality:
3/5 (1 votes)
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