Mathematicians in Love
by Rudy Rucker
Review by Ernest Lilley
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 076531584X
Date: 28 November, 2006 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
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Mathematicians in Love is every bit as good as the blurbs from William Gibson and Greg Benford promise. Rucker is a national treasure, able to blend esoteric math, rock culture and cutting edge culture into a terrific yarn. It may well be his best work yet. It's certainly a lot of fun, and unlike Linear Algebra, it really doesn't require a degree in math to understand. Honest. Unlike my math teachers, I wouldn't lie to you. In fact, it allows you to immerse yourself in math lingo as cool and arcane as anything jazz musicians could come up with and feel knowledgeable, even though it's all so much mumbo jumbo. Somehow, when Rucker's characters talk about the nature of the universe (or the curve of a yellow bikini) in terms of fractals, curved planes and number theory, it all seems totally, intense, relevant and hip. Which would be a pretty good description of the author.
(Source: Tor Books)