
Time Travel for Love and Profit (2021) 
 Sarah Lariviere 

Nephele Weather hated her freshman year of high school since her nerdy tendencies made her an outcast, even with her former best friend Vera Knight who abandoned her for the cool kids. Since her "only... (more) Last Changed: 20210727 09:30:19 


The Raven and the Writing Desk (2019) 
 Ian T. Durham 

In this work  which is more of a Socratic dialogue utilizing characters from Lewis Carroll's fiction than it is a work of fiction itself  the author explores philosophical questions regarding the existence... (more) Last Changed: 20210726 15:03:01 


The Robot's Math Lessons (2019) 
 Yoon Ha Lee 

In this very short story, intentionally incorrect mathematical formulas result in an unusual friendship between a servitor and a human child.
The story was posted as free "flash fiction" on the author's website and was published by Simon and Schuster in 2019 in an anthology of stories that take place in the same universe as Ninefox Gambit.
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The Mandelbrot Bet (2016) 
 Dirk Strasser 

The byline of the story is: "Does mathematics truly describe the physical universe, or is the world of mathematics actually the universe itself? And what do these concepts have to do with the hopes and... (more) Last Changed: 20210725 11:37:31 


Emmy's Time (2018) 
 Anthony Bonato 

The main storyline is quite reminiscent of the pulp era, with its awshucks use of "recently discovered temporal fields" and "earth is about to be destroyed unless one brilliant mathematician can solve... (more) Last Changed: 20210724 15:11:08 


Percentage Player (1958) 
 Leslie Charteris 

A really hilarious and confusing tale which has to be read very slowly to get the full gist, as it happens in almost every single probability problem one tries to solve. How many times have you been... (more) Last Changed: 20210724 10:28:07 


The Seventh Stair (1961) 
 Frank Brandon 

Let this be a cautionary tale for all those who have not focused on polishing their mathematics skills. Someday, you may not be able to save a friend for lack of a suitable algebraic equation… As... (more) Last Changed: 20210722 10:47:55 


The Crazy Mathematician (1964) 
 Ralph Sylvester Underwood 

Prof. Rumpel, a "genius touched by madness  a world sensation in the fields of mathematics, physics, astronomy  you name it", considers matter and spacetime to be infinitely divisible. Just like there... (more) Last Changed: 20210722 10:26:59 


The Square Cube Law (1952) 
 Fletcher Pratt 

JBS Haldane once wrote a wonderful article, “On Being the Right Size”, which can be found in James Newman’s “The World of Mathematics, Vol 2”. It encapsulates beautifully the idea that biologically,... (more) Last Changed: 20210721 10:52:43 


Scandal in the Fourth Dimension (1934) 
 Amelia Reynolds Long (as "A.R. Long") 

This is yet another pulp "scifi" story about a math professor who discovers the fourth dimension, and it barely mentions any math. However, there are two things I find interesting about it.
One is... (more) Last Changed: 20210720 14:24:32 


Into the Fourth (1925) 
 Adam Hull Shirk 

Here's another one of those flimsy "Fourth Dimension" dimension stories; standard fare: a mathematician breathlessly invokes the higher spatial dimension to conjure up a window into hyperspace. This... (more) Last Changed: 20210720 13:08:42 


Let's Consider Two Spherical Chickens (2016) 
 Tommaso Bolognesi 

Although it takes the form of a murder mystery, Bolognesi's "Let's Consider Two Spherical Chickens" really is more of an essay than a work of fiction. Like the other chapters from the collection in which... (more) Last Changed: 20210716 09:16:36 


Bone Chase (2020) 
 Weston Ochse 

Ethan McCloud discovers a massive conspiracy to hide a historical truth in an thriller that combines science and the Bible.
In this unsubtle attempt to create a new entry in the genre which achieved... (more) Last Changed: 20210713 09:35:18 


Mathemagics (1990) 
 Patricia Duffy Novak 

Kyria despises math and hates the fact that she is required to learn vector calculus at Salem University where she is studying magic. So, she determines to go back in time to learn how the ancient wizards... (more) Last Changed: 20210711 16:29:41 


Bellwether (1996) 
 Connie Willis 

A statistician studying the causes of fads and a chaos theorist studying the behavior of animals write a joint grant proposal for a project involving sheep. That may not sound like a winning book summary,... (more) Last Changed: 20210705 15:12:14 


Perelman’s Refusal [Les Refus de Grigori Perelman]
(2017) 
 Philippe Zaouati 

I was quite concerned when I first heard that the American Mathematical Society was publishing this "novel"
that promised "to immerse [the reader] in the tormented mind" of Grigori Perelman. I became... (more) Last Changed: 20210614 17:20:20 


The Smithsonian Institution (1998) 
 Gore Vidal 

In the year 1939, a 13 year old orphan known only as "T." is recruited into a secret project to build a nuclear weapon
after he is recognized by his algebra teacher as a math genius. From that description,... (more) Last Changed: 20210531 15:01:54 


The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021) 
 Lev Grossman 

This short film is based on a short story by Lev Grossman is a repeatthesameday romcom that uses 2D projections of a tesseract as a plot point! I liked it even if it’s a little handwavy, and math... (more) Last Changed: 20210530 15:52:54 


Trueman Bradley: Aspie Detective (2012) 
 Alexei Maxim Russell 

Trueman Bradley moves from a small midwestern town to New York City to establish himself as a private detective. At first people try to discourage him as he seems highly unqualified. Not only has he... (more) Last Changed: 20210506 17:01:22 


Doctor Who: The Turing Test (2000) 
 Paul Leonard 

Mathematician Alan Turing appears as a primary character in this unusual Doctor Who novel, and narrates the first third of it. (The other two thirds are narrated by authors Graham Greene and Joseph Heller... (more) Last Changed: 20210501 09:15:10 


Calculated Risks (2021) 
 Seanan McGuire 

In this sequel, Sarah must use her mathematical skills to rescue her cousins and a big chunk of Iowa State University from the dimension to which she banished them in Imaginary Numbers.
The Price family,... (more) Last Changed: 20210428 10:47:50 


Storm: The Chronicles of Pandarve (1993) 
 Martin Lodewijk (writer) / Don Lawrence (artist) 

Storm was a longrunning Dutch science fiction comic book series that was also serialized in many English publications.
Mathematics arose in a subplot where the living planet, Pandarve, is distracted... (more) Last Changed: 20210427 09:56:04 


Freemium (2021) 
 Louis Evans 

A man whose ethically questionable internet scheme made him a billionaire gets even more rich and powerful when unknown aliens provide him with factorizations of large integers and predictions of the stock... (more) Last Changed: 20210423 08:34:43 


The Girl in the Painting (2020) 
 Tea Cooper 

Jane Piper and Elizabeth Quinn are both interested in mathematics in this historical fiction novel which bounces back and forth between the midnineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Quinn arrives... (more) Last Changed: 20210413 15:06:50 


Moby Dick (1851) 
 Herman Melville 

I honestly had no idea that there was anything mathematical about this classic novel until Allan Goldberg suggested I look at Sara Hart's article on the subject in the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics.
Of... (more) Last Changed: 20210404 15:19:09 


Magpie Lane (2020) 
 Lucy Atkins 

This wonderful novel is difficult to describe, somewhere between literary fiction and a procedural mystery with the atmosphere of a supernatural thriller. The book is narrated by Dee, a nanny who is being... (more) Last Changed: 20210403 23:37:29 



End of Days (2011) 
 Eric Walters 

Although it appears to the world as if many of the leading scientists and mathematicians coincidentally died during the same year, what actually happened to them in this YA novel is that they were kidnapped... (more) Last Changed: 20210309 13:39:13 


The Mathematicians (1953) 
 Arthur Feldman 

A father tells his daughter of an invasion of the Earth by aliens who were "the greatest mathematicians in the galaxy":
"Go on, papa. These beings overran all Earth. Go on from there."
"You must... (more) Last Changed: 20210309 13:02:41 


Golden Math [Suugaku Golden] (2019) 
 Kuramaru Tatsuhiko 

Haruichi Onoda is a high school student who aspires to represent Japan in the IMO (International Mathematical Olympiad). He meets a girl (Mami Nanase) who shares his passion. Though seemingly airheaded,... (more) Last Changed: 20210228 19:16:17 
