a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
"William E. Emba".|
"The story which introduces Professor S. F. X. van Dusen,
professional scientific supergenius, who lends his talents
to solving baffling mysteries. He is described as primarily
a logician, who spent years proving that 2+2=4, except in the
rare cases when it doesn't."
I just learned, from reading Clarke's Ghost from the
Grand Banks that Futrelle died at the sinking of the Titanic. All of his stories are available for free online. In particular, click here to read the Problem of Cell 13.
It was a beautifully clever story, although it featured on its own very little math.
However, I'm glad it's archived here anyway, since it was a *pleasure* to read.
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