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For use in connection with the life and works of Martin Gardner (1914-2010), an American journalist, science popularizer, author, and skeptic. For twenty-five years, he wrote the "Mathematical Games" column in Scientific American, and the columns frequently used science fiction and fantasy framing stories to discuss interesting mathematical topics. He also wrote short fiction, including a number of science fiction and fantasy tales.

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Was Martin Gardner's Purple Hat Club a real nightclub (or based on a real club)?

Martin Gardner's finest piece of fiction was almost certainly "The No-Sided Professor." He named his 1987 collection of "complete" short fiction after it (although he notes, for reasons partially ...