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Bloom (1998)
Wil McCarthy

In between blooms of a deadly manmade fungus, the humans discuss cellular automata (especially Conway's Game of Life) and complexity theory.

Thanks to Rob Milson for suggesting this book.

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Mathematical Content:
2/5 (1 votes)
Literary Quality:
3/5 (1 votes)

GenreScience Fiction,
TopicAnalysis/Calculus/Differential, Real Mathematics, Chaos/Fractals,

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