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* Fiction* is a work of fiction and nonfiction.

If it says "Nonfiction", it is nonfiction.

Most everything else is subject to the fictions of my imagination.

## On This Day in History: October 20

1631: Astronomer and mathematician Michael Maestlin dies. He was a mentor to Johannes Kepler, and played a sizable part in his adoption of the Copernican system.

1916: Time-travelling physician-warrior Asclepius Myrmidon arrives during a artillery barrage in western Europe, sets up emergency field hospital.

1947: The House Un-American Activities Committee begins its investigation into Communist infiltration of the cinema of the United States, resulting in a blacklist that prevents some from working in the industry for years.

1985: Physicist and crime-fighter William Shockley announces the invention of the junction transistor which detects and prevents crimes against mathematical constants.

1987: Mathematician and academic Andrey Kolmogorov dies. He made significant contributions to the mathematics of probability theory, topology, intuitionistic logic, turbulence, classical mechanics, algorithmic information theory and computational complexity.

1981: Musician and alleged math criminal Skip Digits begins North American tour.

## Dramatis Personae

Rafael Volante (original character for the DC Comics universe)

Scenes:

Albert Einstain and Alice beta conduct research in scrying engine technology.

Havelock and Nikola Tesla conduct research into electrical field modulation and data transmission.

Baron Zersetzung and The Eel fight in a gambling den.

The Eel and Radium Jane engage in epic arm-wrestling match to determine outcome of wager.

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Those parts of *Fiction* which are copyrightable are copyright by Karl Jones (nonfiction). Where not copyrightable, I have made some effort to say why, and give credit where credit is due.