From a brilliant new talent comes a riveting novel of chance, fate, and numbers, and one man’s strange journey past the boundaries of the Cain. Adam Fawer (born in New York City) is an American Novelist. Improbable, his first novel, has been translated into more than five languages and won t. Read a review of Improbable by Adam Fawer at Mostly Fiction.

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It’s a quick, fun read. To see the entire list or to see more works of mathematical fiction, return to the Homepage. I like the immprobable showing the protagonist as a math professor. Eventually you will find your way back to reality. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Contributed by kenn Improbable by Adam Fawer is a great read. Well now, Joshua is home again and seemingly all right, if you discount that he tends to rhyme the last word of sentences, an odd tick apparently expressed by schizophrenics.

However, I’m not sure it makes sense if you think about it. His hand was not the sure bet that it should have been.

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It is an engrossing thriller with some clever ideas and quite a bit of nice mathematics thrown in as well. He’s in real trouble.


So she needs another big secret, quickly. Improbablehis first novel, has already been translated into five languages. But he also has all the signs that he is about to have a world-class seizure.

Turns out her new assignment is worth quite a bit more. Read an excerpt from Improbable at the author’s website. He is a compulsive gambler, and heavily in debt to the local mafia. fawdr

IMPROBABLE by Adam Fawer | Kirkus Reviews

But, this plan, too, goes afoul when the Alpha subject suddenly dies — but not before revealing future events to first Dr. Improbable is the story of a gifted young man named David Caine, who has been troubled by debilitating epileptic seizures to the extent that his medical condition has thrown his life completely off track.

Factoring Humanity by Robert J. If you had asked me, the fact that they both had good novels within them, I would have said that’s improbable. If you happen to click on one of links and make a purchase, we earn a commission and we always appreciate your support.

For instance, his discussion of “minimizing improbabke gives the impression that the expected value is the one which occurs most often. Fawef and then to Nava — which lead both to pursuing David Caine. This page was last edited on 28 Marchat During the course of the novel, Caine undergoes an experimental medical treatment in an attempt to set his life straight. A major aspect of the book which has received a good deal of praise is the unique cover art, which features a lenticular three-dimensional image which shifts as the book is moved in relation to the viewer.

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Both are talented authors and we the reader or lucky for their friendship. It’s all fiction, leaning to SF but a good story where probability is core to the lead characters success.


The odds are too improbable that his opponent has the higher hand. I would hope that even a hardcore sci-fi fan would find this book rewarding, though, that is hard for me to judge. In fact, the expected value may not be a possible outcome at all.

I’ve already complained about Fawer’s physics. The Discrete Charm of Charlie Monk. This is just one work of mathematical fiction from the list. Though the solution of how Nava gets around this problem might be obvious, everything else about this novel is a surprise.