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I have been searching for a book about a mathematician who figures out some math problem that ends up putting his soul into the body of a black dragon. I have never read this book, but the person who told me about it does not know the title or the author. Can someone help me identify it?

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    You may need to offer more information for someone to work it out for you. Literally anything you know about the book can be helpful. – James Sheridan Feb 15 '14 at 5:45
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    There's a pretty solid list of books where people turn into dragons. Maybe it's one of these; tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ScaledUp – Valorum Feb 15 '14 at 7:52
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Could you be looking for The Dragon and the George by Gordon R. Dickson? The main character becomes trapped in the body of a black dragon after going through an astral projection machine.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/114936.The_Dragon_and_the_George

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    Elements of "The Dragon and the George" were also used in the animated film "Flight of Dragons", wherein a college student who excelled at math was accidentally put into the body of a dragon. He then had to defeat the evil sorcerer villain using logic & science vs. the sorceror's magic. – Omegacron Feb 17 '14 at 14:39
  • There's 10 books in Dickson's Dragon Knight series, of which The Dragon and the George is the first: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Knight Protaganist is a mathematician: books.google.com/books/about/… – Wayfaring Stranger Feb 24 '14 at 18:24
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That could perhaps be Tea With the Black Dragon by R A MacAvoy, although it's hard to be sure without more details.

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    Aside from the Dragon in the title, I see no match to the OP's description. It's more like the Dragon has become a man than vice-versa. – mpez0 Feb 16 '14 at 2:03

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