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The Deluge (2023)
Stephen Markley

One character in this tome-sized political eco-thriller is Ashir al-Hasan. Ash, as he is called by friends, is a a government data analyst. Although he also appears to be "on the spectrum", he is not portrayed as being completely anti-social. For example, he has a crush on his sister's husband. However, his reactions to many things are not "normal" and I believe we are supposed to think of him as being overly-analytical. So, I consider him to be an example of the "unemotional mathematician stereotype" that often annoys me in fiction. Here, at least, it serves a greater purpose in that the reader can appreciate Ash's ability to remain calm and rational about the climate crisis when others around him appear to be unable to do so.

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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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