Edwin A. Abbott
Cambridge University Press, New York, 2010; originally published 1884, English
ISBN: 9780521759946

Edwin Abbott Abbott’s satirical story of a two-dimensional universe, as told by one of its inhabitants who is introduced to the mysteries of three-dimensional space, has enjoyed an enduring popularity from the time of its publication in 1884.

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Shashi Caan

Written with simplicity and imagination, this satirical parable is entertaining and educational. It challenges us to expand our capacity to rethink the possibility of other-dimensional life within our vast universe, and inspires the cultivation of greater conceptual prospects. Implicit in the story is the human acceptance of limitations and the status quo. These ideas are required to be rethought and possibly challenged by the designer.

Nancye Green

A classic social commentary and then some.

Daniel Libeskind

Einstein wrote the introduction to this mind-distorting fantasy on the fourth dimension. Should suffice as cosmology for mere mortals.

Michael Maharam
The inspiration of Huxley, Orwell, and Welles.
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