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Title: The Theory of Death
Author: Faye Kellerman

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Here I want to know how important math is to the work and how much mathematics appears explicitly in the work. A work which does not really mention math explicitly except in passing and for which mathematics is not very important should receive a "1". A work for which mathematics is very important and which really discusses quite a bit of math (considering that it is fiction and not a textbook!) should receive a "5". Please do not simply vote based on how much you liked the work, but rather on how mathematical it is compared to other works of fiction.

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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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