a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
William E. Emba.|
"The protagonist is a frustrated mathematician, whose genius
(which Leinster makes some attempt to convey) is not recognized
by his teachers and peers. So when reality goes blooey, and
the mathematician is the only person to realize what is going
on, he leaps at the opportunity to become a somebody in an
alternative reality. At one point, when questioned why he
is such a megalomaniac, he says rather matter of factly that
it beats being a Jerkwater U math professor."
Robert W. Franson|
This classic story first appeared in Astounding, June 1934.
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