a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|A blind math prodigy uses her ability to "see" what is going on in the Internet (watch out for the pun: Websight) to discover the emergence of a virtual life form. This is a solid and very readable hard SF novel, more about AI and technology than about math, but there is more than enough math to justify its inclusion on this website. In addition to the protagonist's discussions of how much she loves math class, we encounter a lot of discussion of cellular automata (including mention of Stephen Wolfram and Mathematica) as well as some information theory (especially Zipf's law).
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Exciting News: The total number of works of mathematical fiction listed in this database recently reached a milestone. The 1,500th entry is The Man of Forty Crowns by Voltaire. Thanks to Vijay Fafat for writing the summary of that work (and so many others). I am also grateful to everyone who has contributed to this website. Heck, I'm grateful to everyone who visited the site. Thank you!
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College of Charleston)