a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|This is one of those fantasy novels in which mathematics and magic are intertwined. As usual, it is nice to see mathematics portrayed as being simultaneously powerful and beautiful...but there isn't much more to the role of mathematics than that.
The plot follows Alivet Dee, inhabitant of a planet where humans are controlled by a demonlike enemy. The plans of her distant ancestor, the famous mathematician and alchemist John Dee, eventually join up with her own plans to free her sister from slavery.
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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)