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Phase IV (1974)
Mayo Simon (writer) / Saul Bass (director)

A mathematician who `applied game theory to the language of killer whales' is brought in to help fight an attack by intelligent ants.

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Works Similar to Phase IV
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. The Bees of Knowledge by Barrington J. Bayley
  2. In the River by Justin Stanchfield
  3. The Day the Earth Stood Still by Robert Wise (director) / Harry Bates (story) / Edmund H. North
  4. The Giant Claw by Fred F. Sears (director)
  5. Solid Geometry by Ian McEwan
  6. Schwarzschild Radius by Connie Willis
  7. Locker 49, or the Volunteers by David Rogers
  8. A Presence Beyond the Shadows by David Lee Summers
  9. Threshold by Bragi F. Schut / Brannon Braga / David S. Goyer / Dan O'Shannon
  10. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Ratings for Phase IV:
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Mathematical Content:
1/5 (1 votes)
Literary Quality:
1/5 (1 votes)

GenreScience Fiction, Horror,
MotifAliens, War,

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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in non-fictional math books let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.

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