MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)

Home All New Browse Search About

...
Solenoid (2015)
Mircea Cartarescu
...

In this surrealistic existentialist novel, a school teacher in Romania (who has much in common with the author) seeks to escape from his boring life. A solenoid built into the foundation of his new house provides him with the ability to see or travel to "higher dimensions". In addition to his own explorations into higher dimensional geometry, the fictional protagonist of this novel learns about real 19th century mathematicians George Boole, his wife Mary Everest, and their son-in-law Charles Howard Hinton. (Hinton is especially well known for his work on and advocacy of higher dimensional mathematics, and in fact is the author of a work of mathematical fiction in this database.)

As I write this review in summer 2022, the first English translation is going to be published later this year. I hope to be able to update this entry once I have had a chance to read it.

Buy this work of mathematical fiction and read reviews at amazon.com. Amazon.com logo
(Note: This is just one work of mathematical fiction from the list. To see the entire list or to see more works of mathematical fiction, return to the Homepage.)

Works Similar to Solenoid
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. The Invention of Ana [Forestillinger om Ana Ivan] by Mikkel Rosengaard
  2. Symmetry and the Expatriate by Tefcros Michaelides
  3. Dirac by Dietmar Dath
  4. Leeches by David Albahari
  5. The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  6. Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan
  7. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  8. Dichronauts by Greg Egan
  9. The Eternal Flame [Orthogonal Book Two] by Greg Egan
  10. The Humans: A Novel by Matt Haig
Ratings for Solenoid:
RatingsHave you seen/read this work of mathematical fiction? Then click here to enter your own votes on its mathematical content and literary quality or send me comments to post on this Webpage.
(unrated)

PLEASE HELP US OUT BY ENTERING YOUR OWN RATINGS FOR THIS WORK.

Categories:
GenreScience Fiction,
MotifAliens, Higher/Lower Dimensions, Real Mathematicians,
Topic
MediumNovels,

Home All New Browse Search About

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!

(Maintained by Alex Kasman, College of Charleston)