Flatland and the Planiverse
August 14, 2004 8:25 AM   Subscribe

2D Mathematical Fiction, imaginary two-dimensional worlds (and social satire). Once could do worse than read the illustrated original, or Edwin A. Abbott's views on women, follow Yendred's Journey (from Dimensional Geographic), or check out Yendred's homepage.
posted by plep (5 comments total)
This was hands-down my favorite book as a kid. Talk about your plot twists. Thanks for bubbling it up.
posted by tomharpel at 9:37 AM on August 14, 2004

Side note :- The 'A.' in 'Edwin A. Abbott' stood for 'Abbott', so if he his career in the Church had progressed in that particular direction, he would have become 'Abbot Edwin Abbott Abbott'... how cool is that?!
posted by plep at 6:37 AM on August 15, 2004

Mentioned at the first link: "Flatterland: Like Flatland, Only More So", by Ian Stewart. Which I have, and recommend highly. Also I have Rucker's "Spaceland", which is okay; but I preferred Stewart's book. (I bought them at the same time.)
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 7:49 AM on August 15, 2004

i read flatterland i think, very strange book... yet more difficult to put down than i thought.

bizarre stuff.
posted by knapah at 12:34 PM on August 15, 2004

I can not recommend The Planiverse highly enough. Thats where Yendreds tale comes from.
posted by vacapinta at 1:07 PM on August 15, 2004

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