IMPROBABLES: a satire about very large numbers

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Pub Date 04 Jul 2018 | Archive Date 16 Sep 2018

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Description

The Final War is coming.
When weapons technology advances faster than empathy there is only one destination, an extinction event. 

Elaine McGee is a junior high school science teacher. She’s been going through tough times recently. So she’s making some changes. She broke up with her lying, cheating, good-for-nothing boyfriend this morning. A couple of hours ago she smoked her last ever cigarette. She’s in a tent away from town, a quiet place to think it all through and add to her list. She’s good at making lists, not so good at completing them. 

Then the spaceship arrived. Elaine is about to get some unexpected help from the largest mathematical concept, infinity. 


Chiro is First Minister of the Goodness Empire, an alliance of empires that rule eighty percent of the universe. He’s ruthless, crafty and sadistic. As the leader of the largest of five factions, former enemies come together after centuries of warfare, Chiro navigates the bumpy landscape of cooperation. The factions all share one trait. They are authoritarian regimes, societies where the only disagreement allowed is over who agrees the most. Chiro believes he finally has the means to crush the rebel areas of the outer spiral arms. 

Professor Lawrence Chu is a math professor at the University of Bilcor-Anders in the outer spiral arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. Professor Chu may have solved an unsolvable problem. If true, the rebels will have a formidable new weapon. And it all started with an argument about a kiss.

Before the History Department at the University of Centrum Kath there was the Math Department and the Numeracy Committee. Find out how it started with this prequel. No experience necessary. 


Get IMPROBABLES now before your planet self-destructs (currently a 63.82% probability).

Words your mother won't like? Definitely.
Imaginary Sex? Of course.
Satirical Viewpoints? Overwhelmingly.



This book description conforms to the exception made for FACTION (Facts Told as Fiction) in accordance with Section 183.17 of the Charter of the History Department at the University of Centrum Kath, the largest repository of knowledge and learning in the universe.

The Final War is coming.
When weapons technology advances faster than empathy there is only one destination, an extinction event. 

Elaine McGee is a junior high school science teacher. She’s been going...


Advance Praise

This is a marvelous book full of irreverent sci-fi! It has amazingly fun characters, good guys and very bad guys, lots of supposedly smart people and an all out war! No matter what you could possibly imagine, this story goes far beyond. 

This is a marvelous book full of irreverent sci-fi! It has amazingly fun characters, good guys and very bad guys, lots of supposedly smart people and an all out war! No matter what you could possibly...


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Interesting Plot; Astonishing and Amusing
This is an awesome book with derisive science fiction and amusing well rounded characters. This story goes miles beyond anything we can envision or fantasize Wonderful book, a good read. Totally enjoyable. I will recommend it to my friends.

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laughed, I scratched my head, then laughed some more.

Here's a great science fiction novel from an excellent writer. He kept the suspense building throughout the book; made the settings and activities complex, but familiar; and made the central characters likable and funny. The technology and social structures were futuristic, but entirely believable.

I loved it. Get it and read it, at once!

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Warning: a bit of a spoiler ahead.

Have you ever known anyone who always has incredibly good luck? They may be an Improbable. Of course, without doing the math, you could never know for sure. But, the fact that their toast, when dropped, always falls butter side up, means that they could be a valuable tool for winning an intergalactic war.

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