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Mathemagics (1996)
Margaret Ball

This novel continues the adventures of characters developed in the "chicks in chainmail" series of anthologies. As the title implies, in these fantasy stories about a suburban mom who lives the life of a warrior in an alternate reality, mathematics is magic. Specifically, magical incantations take the form of mathematical equations!

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According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
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  5. Your Magic or Mine by Ann Macela
  6. Phantom by Terry Goodkind
  7. The Last Page by Anthony Huso
  8. Operation Chaos / Operation Changeling by Poul Anderson
  9. A Logical Magician by Robert Weinberg
  10. Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier
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Mathematical Content:
2.66/5 (3 votes)
Literary Quality:
3.66/5 (3 votes)

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