ABBOTT, Edwin A(Abbott)
(1839-1926) UK clergyman, academic and writer whose most noted work, published originally as by A Square, is FLATLAND: A ROMANCE OF MANY DIMENSIONS (1884). Narrated and illustrated by Mr Square, the novel falls into two parts. The first is a highly entertaining description of the two-dimensional world of Flatland, in which inhabitants' shapes establish their (planar) hierarchical status. In the second part, Mr Square travels in a dream to the one-dimensional universe of Lineland, whose inhabitants are unable to conceive of a two-dimensional universe; he is in turn visited from Spaceland by a three-dimensional visitor - named Sphere because he is spherical - whom Mr Square cleverly persuades to believe in four-dimensional worlds as well. Flatland is a study in MATHEMATICS and PERCEPTION, and has stayed popular since its first publication.
   See also: DIMENSIONS; HISTORY OF SF.

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