MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)

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Altar of Eden (2009)
James Rollins
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"Fractals" is the buzz word in this adventure novel in which a veterinarian discovers seemingly mutated animals who were unwittingly brought back to the US by Black Market traders. Including vague references to nearly every application of fractal geometry (from practical ones like antenna designs for cell phones to questionable ones like analyzing Wall Street data), the book concludes that intelligence itself is a fractal, and that this is reason for grave concern!

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Works Similar to Altar of Eden
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. The Lure by Bill Napier
  2. Arcadia by Iain Pears
  3. The Last Theorem by Arthur C. Clarke / Frederik Pohl
  4. The Fringe (Episode: The Equation) by J.R. Orci (Screenplay) / David H. Goodman (Screenplay)
  5. Improbable by Adam Fawer
  6. The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming
  7. Stamping Butterflies by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
  8. The Blind Geometer by Kim Stanley Robinson
  9. Ground Zero Man (The Peace Machine) by Bob Shaw
  10. Gödel Numbers by J.W. Swanson
Ratings for Altar of Eden:
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Mathematical Content:
3/5 (1 votes)
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Literary Quality:
2/5 (1 votes)
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Categories:
GenreScience Fiction, Adventure/Espionage,
Motif
TopicChaos/Fractals,
MediumNovels,

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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

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