DEWDNEY, A(lexander) K(eewatin)


DEWDNEY, A(lexander) K(eewatin)
(1941-)
   Canadian writer whose sf novel, The Planiverse: ComputerContact with a Two-Dimensional World (1984 US), intriguingly updatesEdwin A. ABBOTT's Flatland(1884); its flatland protagonist, Yndrd,attempts to penetrate from his world of Arde into anepiphanous "reality beyond reality,"making contact as he does with a roundworld COMPUTER programmed to simulate2-dimensional existence. The portrayal of 2-dimensional life provided by AKD is remarkablysustained, and is an education in the understanding of mathematics.
   JC

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.


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