a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|A math grad student at Yale is haunted by the memory and undead spirit of her abusive stepfather. Using her knowledge of the mathematics of "higher dimensions", she locates the coordinates of the "netherworld" where he lives.
The writing in this book is really terrible---eye-rollingly bad every several pages. (I mean that both at the sentence level and at the plot level.) The mathematics is reasonable, though I'd think that any author who could use the phrase "Ricci flow" within the correct subfield of mathematics would also know that differential geometry is not housed within Applied Math at Yale.
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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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