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book.jpgThe Lost Books of the Odyssey (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Higher mathematics and logic problems have long intrigued fiction writers. Both Lewis Carroll (the Alice books) and Vladimir Nabokov (Lolita) had a profound love of logic and chess. Zachary Mason, an Artificial Intelligence theorist, uses his knowledge of fractals and string theory to create a completely accessible book about the adventures of Ulysses.

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Michael Silverblatt

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