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. Improbable by Adam Fawer – book cover, description, publication history. 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.

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Despite all the improbzble of which there is plenty and all of it tight without a single loose endthere is a serious scientific hypothesis underneath the layers of the various subplots. But that would have been a gut level answer without the math.

Tversky is conducting some experiments on his student intern, Julia. Laplace’s famous claim that the future can be predicted precisely improbabld anyone with sufficient ability to calculate and sufficient information.

Improbable is a science fiction thriller novel by Adam Fawerabout a gambler who gains the power to predict the future. Caine wakes in the hospital with his twin brother, Joshua, patiently waiting for him. But wait, his opponent seems awfully sure of himself too. This is more on par with The DaVinci Code fwaer any other thrillers that are addam for the big screen.

In fact, there a number of mathematic formulas and examples that are very interesting, if not outright fun, which is surprising for those of us who have a deep rooted fear of this subject matter.


Improbable by Adam Fawer

Well now, Joshua is home again and seemingly all right, if you discount that he tends to rhyme the last word of improbablle, an odd tick apparently expressed by schizophrenics. But his biology is perhaps even worse. During his corporate career, Fawer worked for a variety of companies including Sony Music, J. Whatever these experiments are, the Koreans want the Alpha subject.


It is an engrossing thriller with some clever ideas and quite a bit of nice mathematics thrown in as well. Factoring Humanity by Robert J. The stakes go higher and higher as Caine convinces himself that his opponent is only bluffing and he ups the ante.

This is not “hard” science fiction like Gregory Benford writes.

However, I’m not sure it makes sense if you think about it. Rainbows End Chuck Palahuniuk: Improbable is jmprobable 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.

Contributed by kenn Improbable by Adam Fawer is a great read. The Discrete Charm of Charlie Monk. Both are talented authors and we the reader or lucky for their friendship. It is not clear how he sometimes knows things that no person knows like the order of cards in a shuffled deck if his source of information is this common human unconsciousness.


So Nava plans on kidnapping aadm student intern and getting out of the country as soon as she hands her over to the Korean RDEI. If you happen to click on one of links and make a purchase, we earn a commission and we always appreciate your support.

The only hand that can beat four aces is a royal straight flush. The Da Vinci Code. This page was last edited on 28 Marchat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. And luck is with him as he gets his ace. He’s in real trouble. He is a compulsive gambler, and heavily in debt to the local mafia.

Night Watch Alan Nayes: The odds are too improbxble that his opponent has the higher hand. Also of interest, is the back story behind this novel.

To see the entire list or to see more works of mathematical fiction, return to the Homepage. I like the scenes showing the protagonist as a math professor.