Macroscope [Piers Anthony] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. One of Piers Anthony’s most loved works! A great interwoven exciting story . A “hard SF” novel by Piers Anthony, who usually writes fantasy, in which mathematics forms a basis of communication between humans and intelligent aliens. Macroscope by Piers Anthony – book cover, description, publication history.
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Piers Anthony click on names to see more mathematical fiction by the same author. Ahthony “hard SF” novel by Piers Anthony, who usually writes fantasy, in which mathematics forms a basis of communication between humans and intelligent aliens. In addition, the topological game ” sprouts ” is portrayed. Okay, I’ll admit I have not read this book.
I just heard about it from a new site visitor see below and read a review or two online. I look forward to having an opportunity to read it someday.
Thanks to Daren Scot Wilson for bringing it to my attention! Contributed by Daren Scot Wilson Alex, that is a great site you have, with more math-oriented fiction than I ever knew about.
I found it through a recent comment on Slashdot. Other things I’ve planned to do this evening I mean that in a good way, of course.
Macroscope (novel) – Wikipedia
One book I don’t see mentioned – Macroscope by Piers Anthony, pisrs the early s. I read it in high school, and it had an influence on several of us smart science-oriented kids.
Two reasons, at least, it could be considered math fiction: The honest educational video part of it introduces a pjers of galactic knowledge free to all iirc – sort of like wikipedia but one-way and better quality. It is overlaid by a “Destroyer” signal which is a major thread in the plot for the rest of the book.
Both are mathematical in nature – the universal language among intelligent beings, as is popular among speculators in science to believe. Simple shapes, equations, etc. My classmates and I played far too much of this during class. It also contains the only sensible description of astrology I’ve ever read anywhere, but that’s not math. And some wild engineering, and an interesting way to travel at high-G.
Even if not the strongest example of math fiction, it’s certainly as much as many other fine books and movies in your database, and I urge you to please add Macroscope.
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