Martin Gardner was an incredibly prolific journalist and essayist with eclectic interests. His work inspired many readers to discover new interests of their own. I collect his books and am trying to produce a complete list of them.

I'm very sorry to report that Mr. Gardner died on May 22, 2010. His obituary appears in the New York Times; a video profile is linked from Boing Boing.

Titles that I have are __underlined__. If anyone wants any
bibliographic data, contents, or other research in the Gardner
titles in my possession, please ask.

Please help me improve this bibliography, by sending notes,
corrections, fuller titles, other data, and especially *names
of more books by Gardner*.

I haven't tried to catalogue articles by Gardner; that would be a huge undertaking! Many of Gardner's regular columns (in Scientific American and in the Skeptical Inquirer) have been reproduced in book-length collections. There is a useful subject index to the collections of Gardner's Scientific American columns maintained by Carl W. Lee and Charles Kluepfel. (Does anyone know whether the Colossal Book of Mathematics, published in 2001, collects any columns that didn't previously appear in book form?)

I received some help from Dr. Dana Richards, Maurizio Codogno, and Aaron Swartz, but errors and omissions here are my responsibility.

For buying books, I recommend BookFinder.com.

(These are Festschriften, or collections of works by different authors meant to honor Gardner. I think most or all of these are associated with the Gathering for Gardner, as a kind of proceedings of each G4G event.)

__(Berlekamp) The Mathemagician and Pied Puzzler____(Burstein) A Bouquet for the Gardener: Martin Gardner Remembered____(Cipra) Tribute to a Mathemagician____(Demaine, Demaine, Rodgers) A Lifetime of Puzzles: A Collection of Puzzles in Honor of Martin Gardner's 90th Birthday____(Henle and Hopkins) Martin Gardner in the Twenty-First Century____(Klarner) The Mathematical Gardner (= Mathematical Recreations: A Collection in Honor of Martin Gardner)__- (Pegg) Homage to a Pied Puzzler
- (Pegg) Mathematical Wizardry for a Gardner
- (Wolfe) Puzzlers' Tribute

(or co-authored or edited by Gardner; a few, with introductions or forewords by Gardner)

- (Abell and Singer) Science and the Paranormal: Probing the Existence of the Supernatural [SKEP]
__(Baum) American Fairy Tales [LIT]__- (Berg) Here's New Magic [MAG]
__(Carnap) (Philosophical Foundations of Physics) An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science [PHIL]__- (Carroll) Phantasmagoria [LIT]
- (Carroll) The Wasp in a Wig [LIT]
__(Dudeney) 536 Puzzles and Curious Problems [PUZZ]__- (Ecker) Dictionary of Science and Creationism [SKEP]
- (Fujimura) The Tokyo Puzzles [PUZZ]
- (Fuller) Confessions of a Psychic [SKEP]
- (Fuller) Further Confessions of a Psychic [SKEP]
- (Jacobs) Pitiless Parodies & Other Outrageous Verse [LIT]
__(Kordemsky) The Moscow Puzzles__[PUZZ]__(Thompson) Calculus Made Easy: Being a Very-Simplest Introduction to the Beautiful Methods of Reckoning which are Generally Called by the Terrifying Names of the Differential Calculus and the Integral Calculus [INTRO]__- (Wells) The Conquest of Time [LIT]
- (Wells) The Country of the Blind [LIT]
- (Whaley) The Man Who Was Erdnase [MAG]
__12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck [MAG]____After the Dessert [MAG]____Aha! Gotcha: Paradoxes to puzzle and delight [PUZZ]____Aha! Insight [PUZZ] (has also been published in one volume with Aha! Gotcha)____The Ambidextrous Universe (different editions have different subtitles!) [INTRO]____Are Universes Thicker Than Blackberries?: Discourses on Godel, Magic Hexagrams, Little Red Riding Hood, and Other Mathematical and Pseudoscience Topics [PHIL]____The Annotated Alice [LIT]____The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition [LIT]____The Annotated Casey At the Bat [LIT]____The Annotated Hunting of the Snark (= The Hunting of the Snark, The Annotated Snark) [LIT]____The Annotated Innocence of Father Brown__[LIT]- The Annotated Man Who Was Thursday (= The Annotated Thursday) [LIT]
__The Annotated Night Before Christmas__[LIT]__The Annotated Rime of the Ancient Mariner (= The Annotated Ancient Mariner) [LIT]____Archimedes: Mathematician and Inventor____The Arrow Book of Brain Teasers__[PUZZ]- Baffling Brainteasers [PUZZ]
__Best Remembered Poems [ANTH]____Classic Brainteasers__[PUZZ]__Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing [INTRO]__- The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems [REC]
__The Colossal Book of Mathematics: Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes & Problems__[REC]- Cut the Cards [this is
__reprinted in Martin Gardner Presents__] [MAG] __Did Adam and Eve Have Navels? Discourses on Reflexology, Numerology, Urine Therapy, and Other Dubious Subjects [SKEP]__- Die of Another Color [MAG]
__Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic [MAG]____Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles [PUZZ]____Entertaining Science Experiments with Everyday Objects [PUZZ]____Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science [SKEP]____Famous Poems from Bygone Days [ANTH]____The Flight of Peter Fromm [FIC]____Fractal Music, Hypercards, and More [REC]____From the Wandering Jew to William F. Buckley, Jr.: On Science, Literature, and Religion [SKEP]____A Gardner's Workout: Training the Mind & Entertaining the Spirit [PUZZ]____The Gardner-Smith Correspondence [MAG]____Gardner's Whys and Wherefores [SKEP]____Great Essays in Science (= The Sacred Beetle and Other Great Essays in Science) [ANTH]____The Healing Revelations of Mary Baker Eddy: The Rise and Fall of Christian Science [SKEP]____Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions (= The Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions; The First Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions; Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi: Martin Gardner's First Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Games) [REC]____How Not to Test a Psychic: Ten Years of Remarkable Experiments With Renowned Clairvoyant Pavel Stepanek [SKEP]__- In the Name of Science [SKEP] (can't find my copy)
__The Incredible Dr. Matrix: The World's Greatest Numerologist [MATRIX]____The Jinn from Hyperspace__[PHIL?]__The Klutz Book of Magnetic Magic [MAG]__(not Gardner)__Knotted Doughnuts and Other Mathematical Entertainments [REC]____The Last Recreations: Hydras, Eggs, and Other Mathematical Mystifications (= Flatland, Hydras, and Eggs: Mathematical Mystifications) [REC]____Logic Machines and Diagrams [INTRO]__- Magic for the Elementary Science Class [MAG]
- Magic for the Science Class [MAG]
__The Magic Numbers of Dr. Matrix [MATRIX]__- Making the Alphabet Dance: Recreational Wordplay [PUZZ]
__Martin Gardner Presents [MAG]____Martin Gardner's Favorite Poetic Parodies [ANTH]__- Martin Gardner's Science Tricks [MAG?] (=
__Smart Science Tricks__?) __Martin Gardner's Table Magic [MAG]____Match-ic: More than Seventy Impromptu Tricks with Matches [MAG]__(= Match Magic?)__Mathematical Carnival [REC]____Mathematical Circus [REC]____Mathematical Magic Show [REC]__- Mathematical Puzzles [PUZZ]
__Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd [PUZZ]__(= Best Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd? = Mathematical Puzzles?)__Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery [MAG]____Mental Magic: Surefire Tricks to Amaze Your Friends [MAG]____Mind-Boggling Word Puzzles [PUZZ]__- More Annotated Alice [LIT]
__More Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd [PUZZ]__- More Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers [PUZZ]
__My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles [PUZZ]____Never Make Fun of a Turtle, My Son__[LIT]__The New Age: Notes of a Fringe Watcher__[SKEP]__The New Ambidextrous Universe: Symmetry and Asymmetry from Mirror Reflections to Superstrings [INTRO]____New Mathematical Diversions from Scientific American (= Martin Gardner's New Mathematical Diversions from Scientific American; Sphere Packing, Lewis Carroll, and Reversi) [REC]____The Night is Large: Collected Essays, 1938-1995 [PHIL]____The No-Sided Professor and Other Tales of Fantasy, Humor, Mystery, and Philosophy__[ANTH]__The Numerology of Dr. Matrix__[MATRIX]__The Nursery "Alice"__[LIT]__Oddities and Curiosities of Words and Literature__[LIT]__On the Wild Side [SKEP]____Order and Surprise [PHIL]____Over the Coffee Cups [MAG]____Penrose Tiles to Trapdoor Ciphers and the Return of Dr. Matrix [REC]____Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers [PUZZ]__- Peter Puzzlemaker [PUZZ] (Gardner connection unclear)
__Peter Puzzlemaker Returns__[PUZZ]- Puzzles from Other Worlds [PUZZ]
__Puzzling Questions About the Solar System [PUZZ]____Relativity Simply Explained (= Relativity for the Million, The Relativity Explosion) [INTRO]____Riddles of the Sphinx [PUZZ]____Science Fiction Puzzle Tales__(= Mathematical Puzzle Tales?) [PUZZ]__Science Magic: Martin Gardner's Tricks and Puzzles [PUZZ?]____Science: Good, Bad, and Bogus [SKEP]____Science Puzzlers__[PUZZ]__The Second Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions (= vol. 2 of the Scientific American Book; Origami, Eleusis, and the Soma Cube: Martin Gardner's Mathematical Diversions) [REC]____The Sixth Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions (= Martin Gardner's 6th Book...) [REC]____The Snark Puzzle Book__[PUZZ]__Space Puzzles__[PUZZ]__Time Travel and Other Mathematical Bewilderments [REC]____Undiluted Hocus-Pocus: The Autobiography of Martin Gardner [LIT]____The Unexpected Hanging and Other Mathematical Diversions [REC]____The Universe in a Handkerchief: Lewis Carroll's Mathematical Recreations, Games, Puzzles, and Word Plays [LIT?] [PUZZ]____Urantia: The Great Cult Mystery [SKEP]____Visitors from Oz [FIC]____Weird Water and Fuzzy Logic: More Notes of a Fringe Watcher [SKEP]____Wheels, Life, and Other Mathematical Amusements [REC]____When You Were a Tadpole and I Was a Fish: and Other Speculations About This and That__[SKEP]__The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener [PHIL]____The Wizard of Oz and Who He Was [LIT]____The Wreck of the Titanic Foretold? [SKEP]__

Once again, I'm trying to make this list complete; it includes the majority of Gardner's books, but may not be entirely complete. If you know of any other published book by Martin Gardner, please tell me about it.

Categories:

LIT | Annotations, literary criticism, and history |

ANTH | Anthologies |

INTRO | Overview/introduction to a subject in math or science |

PUZZ | Puzzle books (some related to REC, some more traditional) |

MATRIX | Books about Dr. Irving Joshua Matrix (fictionalized spin-off from REC) |

REC | Scientific American books (collections of "Mathematical Recreations" columns) |

SKEP | Skepticism |

PHIL | Philosophy and essays |

MAG | Conjuring |

FIC | Fiction |

Others:

- Frames of Mind is by a different Gardner
- The Secret of Cooking for Cats is by a different Gardner
- Introductions for many titles
- Introductions/annotations for many works of L. Frank Baum, Lewis Carroll (including Sylvie and Bruno?), G. K. Chesterton, H. G. Wells

Seth Schoen, <schoen@loyalty.org>