Listing books published by Copernicus
|Full title||The Planiverse: Computer Contact With a Two-Dimensional World [permalink]|
|Author||A. K. Dewdney (author)|
|Categories||Novel and science fiction|
|Original publication year||1984|
|ISBN||0-387-98916-1 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
A group of computer programmers working under a professor discovers that the 2D simulation program they've developed, 2Dworld, is somehow connected with an actual two-dimensional world inhabited by intelligent creatures. They establish contact with Yendred, and through him, they learn a lot about his world.
This book is a sort of unofficial sequel to Abbott's famous Flatland, and it's one hell of a riveting read. I'm having a hard time making up my mind as to which of the unofficial sequels (Ian Stewart's Flatterland and Dionys Burger's Sphereland) are the superior; they're all simply really, really good.