a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|In a fantasy world where math is magic, a young boy's life is endangered as it becomes clear that he is the long awaited Aleph Null.
I really do like the way the characters utilize equations and mentally manipulate numbers in order to achieve their magic. Having to invent new equations that relate others that you already know sounds and feels more like real math than the mathematical spells in books like Threshold or the reified numbers in Napier's Bones.
However, I find that I cannot strongly recommend this book, and it is not only because the "chosen one" theme has already been done to death. There were far too many scenes that I found unbearably disgusting. Not merely blood and guts, but also feces and men raping boys and monsters erotically circumcising boys with their mouths and... If that is your cup of tea, then this book is for you. Otherwise, I would suggest you read something else instead.
|More information about this work can be found at www.amazon.com.
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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in non-fictional math books
let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.
(Maintained by Alex Kasman,
College of Charleston)