Martin Gardner

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(October 21, 1914 – May 22, 2010)

Martin Gardner was a wide-ranging author of more than 50 books and innumerable essays on such topics as science, pseudoscience, mathematics, puzzles, religion, philosophy, politics, and history, as well as fiction including fantasy and science fiction. From the Spring 1977 launch of Asimov's until November 1986, Gardner wrote a mathematics column there, with puzzles often in the form of short-short sf stories.

He married Charlotte Greenwald in October 1952. They had two sons.

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