A young mathematician learns that his mentor has been secretly tinkering with the populace of New York City, and must now protect the city from impending disaster.
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In 1978, Dr. Spencer Brownfield saved New York City from itself, bringing the city back from the verge of collapse and ruin. And for thirty years, his small, unnoticed adjustments to the city’s systems have kept the city afloat. Or so he claims to Heller Wilson, a young graduate student that he has chosen as his successor. Is there truth behind Dr. Brownfield’s claims about The Butterfly Effect and how his “complexity math” applies to the city’s patterns? Or are they simply the ravings of a man broken by loss and desperate to make sense of the world around him? From New York Times bestselling writer Charles Soule (Daredevil) and artist Greg Scott (The X-Files Season 10) with the short story “Antithesis” illustraed by Soo Lee, Strange Attractors is a science-fiction-infused story of control, determination, and the enduring strength of the world’s greatest city.