Flatland A Romance of Many Dimensions Author:Edwin A. Abbott This is the 7th edition of a perennial science fiction classic about life in a two-dimensional world. Written by a noted Shakespearean scholar whose hobby was the study of higher mathematics, it is still a first-rate fictional introduction to the concepts of relativity and multiple dimensions of space. — Besides being fascinating reading, Flatla... more »nd will help you understand certain aspects of modern science better than most texts. A very clear description of how three-dimensional objects must be perceptible to two-dimensional beings will offer you a very helpful technique for imagining and visualizing multi-dimensional forms such as tesseracts and hyperspheres.« less
It was an interesting way to view dimensions and various shapes ... although I had a tough time getting my mind around some of the concepts. It covers 1-dimension of a point, who is full of himself. Then the 2-dimension square is introduced to a 3-dimension cube. At first, this was difficult for him to comprehend. But once he does then his mind is open to the possibility of 4-dimension and beyond. But when he tries to convince his fellow 2-dimension shapes, they are closed minded and throw him in prison. I don't understand the point to using inferior and dangerous women in this science fiction world.