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The last theorem / Arthur C. Clarke and Frederik Pohl.

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  • ISBN: 9780345509680 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • ISBN: 0345509684 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • ISBN: 9780345509680 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
  • ISBN: 0345509684 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
  • Physical Description: 317 pages
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books/DelRey, [2008]

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Summary, etc.: When Ranjit Subramanian, a Sri Lankan with a special gift for mathematics, writes a three-page proof of Pierre de Fermat's last theorem, his achievement is hailed as a work of genius, bringing him fame and fortune, but it also brings him to the attention of the National Security Agency and a shadowy United Nations outfit called Pax per Fidem, or Peace Through Transparency, whose secretive workings belie its name. Suddenly Ranjit--together with his wife, Myra de Soyza, an expert in artificial intelligence, and their burgeoning family--finds himself swept up in world-shaking events, his genius for abstract mathematical thought put to uses that are both concrete and potentially deadly. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to anyone on Earth, an alien fleet is approaching the planet at a significant percentage of the speed of light. Their mission: to exterminate the dangerous species of primates known as homo sapiens.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Random House Publishing Group, 2008. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1548 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 370 KB).
Subject: Mathematicians > Fiction.
Physicists > Fiction.
Fermat's last theorem > Fiction.
Space vehicles > Propulsion systems > Fiction.
Sri Lanka > Fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.
Electronic books.

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