- 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. Academic. 2011.