BEST "THINKING MACHINE" DETECTIVE STORIES ... Edited by E. F. Bleiler. Jaques Futrelle.

BEST "THINKING MACHINE" DETECTIVE STORIES ... Edited by E. F. Bleiler.

New York: Dover Publications, Inc., [1973]. Octavo, stiff pictorial wrappers. First printing of this edition. A collection of detective stories featuring one of the great scientific detectives, professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, who solves his cases with applied logic. Collects seven stories including the famous "The Problem of Cell 13," Van Dusen's first case. The stories "are properly deductions, though Van Dusen's methods verge on SF." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 456. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 319 (noting that these stories "should not be regarded as science fiction or fantasy"). Hubin (1994), pp. 309-10. A fine copy. (22566). Item #22566

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