Math Fiction

Math Fiction – All Ages

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The Dot and the Line, A Romance in Lower Mathematics z, Juster, Norton (VERY enjoyable and beautifully illustrated short story for young adults, author of Phantom Tollbooth)

Uncle Petros & Goldbach's Conjecture x

The Parrot's Theorem - accessible to HS x  See comments at LMF posting about this book

Flatland by Edward Abbott

Conned Again, Watson z Bruce, Colin  2001   Sherlock Holmes style logic and math stories, up to date

The Planiverse z Dewdney, A.K.   1984  Computer contact with a 2D world (modern version of Flatland)  computer sci/fi theme, for upper middle school on up sci fi theme

The Mathematical Magpie, Clifton Fadiman

Fantasia Mathematica z  Fadiman, Clifton, reprint of 1950's classic mathematical anthology

Sylvie and Bruno Concluded by Lewis Carroll

The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures, z Tahan, Malba, Chapter book, loosely based on the story of Khayyam, many algebraic ideas in the puzzles

The Mathematical Tourist,  Peterson, Ivan   1998   Math in nature, life

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Flatland, by A. Square Fiction, a classic about a 2 dimensional world, written by clergyman in late 1800's

A Beautiful Mind

Sand-Reckoner by Gillian Bradshaw – Fictionalized account of the life of Archimedes.

Lewis Carroll

A Certain Ambiguity: A Mathematical Novel

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Sylvie and Bruno Concluded by Lewis Carroll

The Chair of Philanthromathematics (1908) O. Henry (William Sydney Porter)

The Hunting of the Snark : An Agony in Eight Fits, Lewis Carroll