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Ultima Dea [The Last Goddess] (1994)
Gianni Riotta

Contributed by Michele Benzi

Unfortunately this book does not appear to have been translated from the original Italian. One of the central characters in the book, Alfred Diognetus (described as a "saint mathematician") is the editor of the [Journal of Formal Logic] and a professor at the U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, if my memory [serves] me. The book could be described as a thriller/mistery, but a very unusual one.

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TopicLogic/Set Theory,

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