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Saint Joan of New York

A Novel About God and String Theory


Part of the Science and Fiction book series (SCIFICT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Mark Alpert
    Pages 17-229
  3. Mark Alpert
    Pages 231-232

About this book


SAINT JOAN OF NEW YORK is a novel about a math prodigy who becomes obsessed with discovering the Theory of Everything. Joan Cooper, a 17-year-old genius traumatized by the death of her older sister, tries to rebuild her shattered world by studying string theory and the efforts to unify the laws of physics. But as she tackles the complex equations, she falls prey to disturbing visions of a divine being who wants to help her unveil the universe’s mathematical design. Joan must enter the battle between science and religion, fighting for her sanity and a new understanding of the cosmos.


String theory Theory of Everything Calabi-Yau manifold Extra dimensions Fine-structure constant Math prodigy Saint Joan Joan of Arc Belief vs. evidence Religious revelation Proof of God?

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.New YorkUSA

About the authors

Mark Alpert is a former editor at Scientific American and an internationally bestselling author of science-fiction thrillers. His first novel, Final Theory (Simon & Schuster, 2008), was published in 24 languages, condensed in Reader’s Digest, and optioned for film. He specializes in writing thrillers that explain scientific advances such as gene editing, brain-computer interfaces, self-replicating machines, and cyborg insects. He lives in New York with his wife and two kids.

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