Eight Problems in Space: The Ensign de Ruyter Stories
Arthur Porges
Introduction by Richard Simms

Arthur Porges was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 20, 1915. One of four brothers, he was educated at The Illinois Institute of Technology where he achieved a Masters Degree in Mathematics. During the Second World War he served in the U.S. Army as an instructor, stationed for some time at the Camp White military installation in Oregon. After the war Porges moved to California and spent several years in Los Angeles as a mathematics teacher at college level. During this period he wrote and sold short stories as a sideline. In 1957, Porges retired from teaching to write full-time. He went on to publish hundreds of short stories in numerous magazines and newspapers. Many of his stories appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Amazing Stories and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. His fiction spanned several genres, with tales ranging from science fiction and fantasy to horror, mysteries, and so on. At his most prolific his work was appearing in three or four periodicals in one month alone. Among his best known stories are "The Ruum," "The Rats," "No Killer Has Wings," "The Mirror" and "The Rescuer." Two previous book collections of his short stories have been published: Three Porges Parodies and a Pastiche (1988) and The Mirror and Other Strange Reflections (2002). A keen birdwatcher and an avid reader, Porges also wrote many articles, essays and poems, most of which were published in the Monterey Herald. After spells in Laguna Beach and San Clemente, Porges moved north, eventually settling in Pacific Grove. He passed away, at the age of 90, in May 2006.

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