Mathematicians in Love
by Rudy Rucker
Tor Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765320391
Date: 08 July 2008 List Price $15.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: Reality is never more unpredictable than when two mathematicians are in love with the same girl, and can change the world to get her.
Bela and Paul, two wild young mathematicians, are friends and roommates, and both are in love with Alma, Bela's girlfriend. They fight it out by changing reality using cutting-edge math. The contemporary world they live in is not quite this one, but much like Berkeley, California, and the two graduate students are trying to finish their degrees and get jobs. It doesn't help that their unpredictable advisor Roland is a mad mathematical genius who has figured out a way to predict specific bits of the future that can cause a lot of trouble…and that he's starting to see monsters in mirrors.
When Bela and Paul mess around with reality, all heaven and hell break loose. Those monsters of Roland's were really there, but who are they?
Read Ernest Lilley's review from our December 2006 issue.
(Source: Tor Books)