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To Walk the Night (1937)
William Sloane

A beautifully written horror tale in which vague references to equations are used to explain the mysterious death of a researcher who believed he proved Einstein wrong and the subsequent suicide of his colleague. The book is narrated in a quaintly old-fashioned style by the colleague's best friend and a key character is the lovely but apparently inhuman woman who was married to each victim.

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According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
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  2. The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft
  3. Solid Geometry by Ian McEwan
  4. The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross
  5. Killing Time by Frank Tallis
  6. Through the Gates of the Silver Key by H.P. Lovecraft / E. Hoffmann Price
  7. The Dreams in the Witch-House by H.P. Lovecraft
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Ratings for To Walk the Night:
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Mathematical Content:
1/5 (1 votes)
Literary Quality:
4/5 (1 votes)

GenreScience Fiction, Horror,
MotifAcademia, Romance,

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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.

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