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Dr. Henry Mudge undergoes a striking personality change when he discovers a mathematical formula—"Equation C"—that defines a mysterious negative dimension. He is instantly transported to any location in the solar system by merely thinking of it—even when he doesn't want to.
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Published March 15th 2010 by Galaxy Press, LLC
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While a cute concept, the story just does not work all that well

Originally published in the magazine Astounding Science Fiction in 1938.
Re-published in e-book format by Galaxy Press in 2010.

On the internet you can find rumors that this was L. Ron Hubbard's first science fiction story. Purportedly, the editor was looking for something that was breezy, funny and easy-to-read. I have no idea if this really true, but this short story is certainly all of those things.

Sadly, it's just not a very good
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Ah, the power of thought. It is a strong entity on its own, but what if, with the right conditions, you could transport from right here to anywhere in the known universe… with just a single thought? When Dr. Henry Mudge stumbles upon the infamous Equation C, he enables the ability to do just that. Trouble is, just how on earth do you stop it?

From the moment you meet him, Henry Mudge is a bit muddled or, rather, addled. Late for a lect
Bess  Ritenour Acey
I did finish the book however did not care for it.The book is short it would not take long for you to read. It was about a a man nammed Henry Mudge he would think of a place and be there he came up with a new equation. Equation c that was the reason he was able to imagine a place and be there. He reversed the equations and that is what made it possible for him to let his mind take him to another place. Equation D is what made him not be able to go where his thoughts would take him.
Did it happen
short read.
Haha. Good book!! A great sci-fi adventure with a definite sense of humor. :P I liked how the one place he most didn't want to think about and that would mean certain death if he transported there, ended up being the sun. lol. Very true though; he would have been dead from the heat before he could have ever thought himself elsewhere.
A fantastic little short story by L. Ron Hubbard about a man who must deal with the horror of being able to teleport anywhere. It is quick, witty and a nice ready for a 20 minutes.
Ahhh, the power of the mind... This was one hysterical romp through space and time. A very quick read, full of laughs and ideas that might keep you up at night. What if, indeed.
One of his many short stories. What an imagination he has. This story is about being able to move through space by using your mind. Be careful where you wish for.
A very fun and amusing short story about a man who instantly teleports to any place he thinks of. I really enjoyed it, wished it had been longer!
This story was way too short! It was extremely fantastical and kept my interest throughout, I could not put it down!
My first L. Ron Hubbard book and very impressed with the writing. It won't be my last book by this author.
I can't forgive him scientology - but I do find his ideas fun and easily digested.
Intiguing. Imaginative. Ah, the golden age of pulp fiction.
Muy entretenida historia corta. Ingeniosa y divertida.
Nicole G.
A fun little pulp story about the power of the mind.
Yep! L. Ron Hubbard.
A fun short story.
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L. Ron Hubbard was a popular pulp writer of science fiction, fantasy, adventure, mysteries and westerns during the 1930s and later founder of Dianetics and Scientology.

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Rene LaFayete/Rene La Fayette/René Lafayette
Frankie Rohne
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