a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|Due to his new obsession with fractal geometry, thirteen year-old prodigy Jackson Carter has just ended an illustrious career as a classical musician and enrolled as a math major at Harvard. There he is prone to stare at fractals for hours and say things such as
|(quoted from An Angel of Obedience)
"It was faulty. I found it unpleasant to look at. The use of a fixed iteration rule based on the recurrence of the mathematical phrase was incorrectly applied. I don't care for these iterated function systems. There is something inherently off with the algorithm."
But, this is not your typical `anti-social teenage math genius goes to college' book, because in addition to the standard garbled mathematical dialogue and bizarre behavior, this book includes leg-munching demons and the suggestion that Jackson himself is the anti-Christ!
|More information about this work can be found at www.amazon.com.
|(Note: This is just one work of
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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)