In Arthur C. Clarke and Frederik Pohl’s The Last Theorem, a math prodigy solves a centuries-old problem and comes to the attention of a shadowy U.N. agency — even as an alien fleet heads to Earth.
Equal parts Good Will Hunting, Men in Black, and War of the Worlds.
Uneven pacing and tone mar an intriguing cautionary tale. This collaboration, completed before Clarke’s death last March, would’ve made a better solo project for either author. B