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. 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. Read a review of Improbable by Adam Fawer at Mostly Fiction.

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The delusions seem real. She sells top secret information to other governments but on faweg last deal, she improbabpe gives a bad disk to the Korean mafia and is unable to give back the cash from her offshore account.

I like the scenes showing the protagonist as a math professor. But he also has all the signs that he is about to have a world-class seizure. The stakes go higher and higher as Caine convinces himself that his opponent is only bluffing and he ups the ante.

Adam Fawer (Author of Improbable)

Tversky is conducting some experiments on his student intern, Julia. He is a compulsive gambler, and heavily in debt to the local mafia. Retrieved from ” https: In fact, the expected value may not be a possible outcome at all. Read an excerpt from Improbable at the author’s website.

He just needs to hang in there long enough to win the pot. 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.

Laplace’s famous claim that the future can be predicted precisely by anyone with sufficient ability to calculate and sufficient information. A running subplot is the mathematical aspects of determinism i. It fits in well with what he was trying to say However, I’m not sure it makes sense if you think about it. It seems that Caine, unwittingly, is the Beta subject. Views Read Edit View history.


After the procedure, he discovers that he is able to make predictions using his enhanced calculative skills, and change the future based on his discoveries. Adam Fawer is the person who challenged Stephanie Williams to write a novel before she died of breast cancer, thus we have Stephanie to thank for finally helping Fawer to realize his first novel of which I truly hope there are more to come and to Fawer for inspiring Williams to write her one and only novel.


I would hope that even a hardcore sci-fi fan would find this book rewarding, though, that is hard for me to judge. And luck is with him as he gets his ace. But, this plan, too, goes aeam when the Alpha subject suddenly dies — but not before revealing future events to first Dr.

Contributed by kenn Improbable by Adam Fawer is a great read. I’ve already complained about Fawer’s physics.

Adam Fawer

Impobable odds are too improbable that his opponent has the higher hand. It is an engrossing thriller with some clever ideas and quite a bit of nice mathematics thrown in as well. Well now, Joshua is home again and seemingly all right, if you discount that he tends to rhyme the last word of sentences, an odd tick apparently expressed by schizophrenics. This is not “hard” science fiction like Gregory Benford writes.


Tversky and then to Nava — which lead both to pursuing David Caine. He’s in real trouble. By using this site, you dawer to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Fawer lives in New York with his partner, Meredith, and far too many pet fish. Night Watch Alan Nayes: The Da Vinci Code. Improbable is a science fiction thriller novel by Adam Fawerabout a gambler who gains the power to predict the future. Eventually you will find your way back to reality. Improbablehis first novel, has already been translated into five languages.

This is more on par with The DaVinci Code or any other thrillers that are destined for the big screen. Morgan, and most recently, About. Both are talented authors and we the reader or lucky for their friendship.

All he needs is one more ace and he has the second highest winning poker hand. Moreover, Fawer ends up with some rather strange blend of the determinism of Laplace and the popular notion of “free will”. If you happen to click on one of links and make a fawdr, we earn a commission and we always appreciate your support.

The Discrete Charm of Charlie Monk. Whatever these experiments are, the Koreans want the Alpha subject. I mean, the whole faaer of Laplace is that if things are deterministic then adaj that you need is enough information and processing power to predict the future.