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Flatland – A Romance of many dimensions by A Square

Posted on | May 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

Flatland - A Romance of many dimensions by A Square

Flatland – A Romance of Many Dimensions by A Square with the subtitle: “Oh day and night, but this is wondrous strange.” This work saw the light of day in 1884 and it is kindly dedicated to the inhabitants of space by a A Square, a “Humble Native of Flatland.” The book is explaining daily life in Flatland, a 2-dimensional world. We are familiarized with the architecture, climate, social life and religious doctrines in a two dimensional society. A Square also explains how he traveled to “Spaceland” and how he tried to explain his experiences to his grandson. Download the ebook here (116 pages/4.53 Mb):

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  1. Russell
    June 13th, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

    This book is typically classified as Science Fiction, however, Abbott is a theological scholar, and was writing and publishing this book in an 1880s religiously repressed Europe. He was attempting to introduce some new ideas about spirituality and religion, but knew that he had to present these very liberal spiritual ideas in a format that would not alarm religious critics, staunch Catholics. Hence, he framed his writings in a Science Fiction venue. But, the book is way ahead of the time that he lived and wrote.

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