Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Mathematicians in love

Mathematicians in love / Rudy Rucker, 364 pgs.

Bela and Paul are finishing their Phd work in mathematics.  They are good friends but then become rivals for the affection of Alma, a lovely girl who is looking for an upwardly mobile mate.  Their rivalry becomes more interesting when their graduate work turns up a theory to predict the future.  Soon aliens are in contact and the three visit an alternative universe where they are allowed to pick a version of the Earth to return to.  Crazy times are ahead as Bela and Paul weigh in on a fixed election, become professors and rock stars as well as famous video bloggers.  I certainly didn't understand much of the math theory but the rest was entertaining.

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