Factoring Humanity by Robert J Sawyer

Factoring Humanity

Robert J Sawyer

A sci-fi book for non sci-fi readers. Strong characters, family saga plot, a new light on maths, and a search for life beyond the stars, all rolled into a readable tale of 20th century academic life in North America.


She tried a different image: a solution in a beaker - Ideko's mind with hers dissolved into it. She imagined herself precipitating out, white crystals - hexagonal in section, echoing the wall of minds. That did it!

  • Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Crucifix Lane by Kate Mosse

Books with similar mood

Long Gone Anybody

Susannah Waters


Jane Rusbridge

The Visiting Angel

Paul Wilson

The Good Mayor

Andrew Nicoll

Baltasar and Blimunda

Jose Saramago

Maps for Lost Lovers

Nadeem Aslam

Tricks of the Light

Alison Fell

The Age of Magic

Ben Okri

Every Single Minute

Hugo Hamilton


Jessica Andrews

Ten Things I've Learnt About Love

Sarah Butler


Anna Gavalda

Someone Else

Tonino Benacquista

A Ghost's Story

Lorna Gibb

The Visitors

Rebecca Mascull

My Grandmother's Erotic Folktales

Robert Antoni

My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time

Liz Jensen

Under the Udala Trees

Chinelo Okparanta

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

Louise Erdrich

Here at the End of the World we Learn to Dance

Lloyd Jones

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet

Becky Chambers

The Bones of Grace

Tahmima Anam

The Bastard of Istanbul

Elif Shafak

Hide and Seek

Clare Sambrook

Death and the Penguin

Andrey Kurkov

The Amber Fury

Natalie Haynes

Red Clocks

Leni Zumas

The World Without Us

Mireille Juchau

A Thousand Paper Birds

Tor Udall

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

Jan-Philippe Sendker


Joanna Scott


Uzma Aslam Khan

The Descendants

Kaui Hart Hemmings

The People in the Photo

Hélène Gestern

Anatomy of a Disappearance

Hisham Matar

A Visit from the Goon Squad

Jennifer Egan

The Floating Island

Anna Ralph

The Trials and Tribulations of Lucas Lessar

Shauna Seliy

The Thirteenth Tale

Diane Setterfield

The Harmony Silk Factory

Tash Aw

Henderson's Spear

Ronald Wright

Love in Idleness

Charlotte Mendelson

The Translator

Leila Aboulela

Prince of the Clouds

Gianni Riotta

Long Black Veil

Jennifer Finney Boylan

Night Dancer

Chika Unigwe

Tales from the Mall

Ewan Morrison

Great House

Nicole Krauss

By George

Wesley Stace