tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4438041449595085165.post9177084901153698109..comments2021-04-03T03:59:12.957-04:00Comments on Fantasy Book Critic: "Napier's Bones" by Derryl Murphy (Reviewed by Liviu Suciu)Roberthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15006565422867420980noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4438041449595085165.post-7168813838614980252011-04-07T08:35:36.913-04:002011-04-07T08:35:36.913-04:00I have a PhD in math too - though I have left acad...I have a PhD in math too - though I have left academia once I got it 14 years ago, but I still read the occasional paper - and the book is definitely not jarring for anyone with advanced math knowledge like say one recent critically acclaimed sf novel where the author was talking about differential equations without really having a clue what they are and that annoyed the heck out of me.<br /><br />On the other hand Napier Bones is very accessible to anyone, but I agree that enjoying numerological coincidences and math generally gives an extra kick.<br /><br />As for Prince of Thorns - my co-editor Robert has a review copy and I am really curious how it's going to be - I plan to check it out whenever I will have a chance and having "mathmagicians" gives an added impulse for sure.Liviuhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04615405766065227026noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4438041449595085165.post-77210628918671780702011-04-07T06:52:11.055-04:002011-04-07T06:52:11.055-04:00well I've got a Ph.D in mathematics & have...well I've got a Ph.D in mathematics & have mathmagicians in my own book, so it looks like I should read this one!Mark Lawrencehttp://www.princeofthorns.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4438041449595085165.post-29567001020967658932011-04-06T11:28:54.656-04:002011-04-06T11:28:54.656-04:00My fiance loves math. He'd really enjoy this b...My fiance loves math. He'd really enjoy this book. I'll have to buy it for him.Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02058600483996003142noreply@blogger.com