|Full title||Sphereland: A Fantasy About Curved Spaces and an Expanding Universe [permalink]|
|Authors||Dionys Burger (author) and Cornelie J. Rheinboldt (translator)|
|Publisher||Thomas Y. Crowell Company|
|Categories||Mathematics and science fiction|
|Original publication year||1965|
Somewhat of a sequel to Flatland, Sphereland continues in the same vein, explaining three dimensions to two-dimensional creatures. The pace and mode of writing is pretty similar to the original, and I very much liked that. The novel things that Sphereland does is two-dimensional space exploration and explaining a curved line to a one-dimensional being (and thus setting up the explanation for why two-dimensional beings would have problems understanding a plane curved into a sphere, and by extension how three-dimensional beings would have trouble understanding how to curve a sphere around a hyper-sphere).
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