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The planiverse

A.K. Dewdney

The planiverse

computer contact with a two-dimensional world.

by A.K. Dewdney

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Published by Pan in London .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL14993013M
ISBN 100330283332

  The Planiverse by AK Dewdney A tour de force followup to Edwin Abbot’s Flatland, written years later. The Planiverse kicks off when a group of Caltech undergrads discover a .   The Planiverse is a book that deserves to be more well known and read more often than has been the case in the thirty-five years since its publication. Geoffrey Dietz is a Professor of Mathematics at Gannon University in Erie, PA.

Click to read more about The Planiverse: Computer Contact with a Two-dimensional World by A. K. Dewdney. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5(9). Though there is a somewhat mathematical flavor to the book, I would have prefered an even more mathematical account. For instance, the chapter in which we view the two-dimensional shallow sea would have been a marvelous opportunity to discuss KdV solitons and Kelvin-Helmholz instabilities! with the 2D character in "The Planiverse", as.

  second Sci-Fi Book Review #92 Planiverse & Faltterland Be a sponsor! A classic book about life in a two-dimensional universe, written by a well-known author. Now brought back into print in this revised and updated edition, the book is written within the great tradition of Abbott's Flatland, and Hinton's famous Sphereland. Accessible, imaginative, and clever, it /5(3).


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The planiverse by A.K. Dewdney Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Planiverse started its life as (what has consistently been called) a monograph titled Two-Dimensional Science and Technology, and much of the book's quality can be credited to Martin Gardner's picking up and advertising/5. The Planiverse: Computer Contact with a Two-Dimensional World by A.K.

Dewdney is a surprisingly interesting and moving fictional story about a college computer lab's accidental contact with a two-dimensional world.

Much of the action of the story is driven by the mystical quest of Yendred, an interesting person from this alternative by:   Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The planiverse by A.K.

Dewdney,Poseidon Press edition, in English The planiverse ( edition) | Open LibraryCited by: The Planiverse: Computer Contact with a Two-Dimensional World by A.K. Dewdney is a surprisingly interesting and moving fictional story about a college computer lab's accidental contact with a two-dimensional of the action of the story is driven by the mystical quest of Yendred, an interesting person from this alternative world/5(31).

The planiverse is a weirder place than that precisely - cause so much of it was “worked out” by a virtual team of scientists and technologists. Reality, even the pseudoreality of such a place, is - variably stranger than anything we merely dream : Copernicus. The story in The Planiverse finally ends as Yendred leaves the two dimensional world with Drebk, leaving his Earth friends for good.

This ends the novel with the speculation of perhaps the world having more than three dimensions. That perhaps a two dimensional world could exist, since no one could ever see it even if it was right in front of.

The book received a positive review in the New York Times, and a Lexis-Nexis search turns up the occasional allusion to it. Inan updated version of the book was published.

Still, its popularity seems low; a google search for "planiverse" yields less than a thousand hits. A classic book about life in a two-dimensional universe, written by a well-known author.

Now brought back into print in this revised and updated edition, the book is written within the great tradition of Abbott's Flatland, and Hinton's famous : A.K. Dewdney. When The Planiverse?rst appeared 16 years ago, it caught more than a few readers off guard. The line between willing suspension of dis- lief and innocent acceptance, if it exists at all, is a thin one.

There were those who wanted to believe, despite the tongue-in-cheek subtext, that we had made contact with a two-dimensional world called Arde, a di- shaped planet embedded in the skin of a 4/5(5).

A.K. Dewdney has 21 books on Goodreads with ratings. A.K. Dewdney’s most popular book is Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions. The book is like a travelogue, containing details of the world of their 2-D contact, who calls himself YNDRD, and is in turn called by the students Yendred.

He takes them on a pilgrimage and they all learn about the strange 2-D world Yendred inhabits. This book /5(4). This article is within the scope of WikiProject Novels, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to novels, novellas, novelettes and short stories on Wikipedia.

If you would like to participate, you can edit one of the articles mentioned below, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and contribute to the general Project discussion to talk over new ideas and. The planiverse is a weirder place than that precisely - cause so much of it was “worked out” by a virtual team of scientists and technologists.

Reality, even the pseudoreality of such a place, is - variably stranger than anything we merely dream up. THE PLANIVERSE: Computer Contact with a Two-Dimensional World by A. Dewdney ‧ RELEASE DATE: Ma A conscious tribute to, and modern reinterpretation of, Edwin Abbott's famous 19th-century fantasy Flatland: science fiction, cast as non-fiction, exploring a theoretically possible but again hard-to-visualize two-dimensional universe.

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The Planiverse is a classic book about life in a two-dimensional universe. A.K. Dewdney is a well-known author, and this is a well-known book, which is now brought back into print in a revised and updated edition.

The book is written within the great tradition of Abbott's Flatland, and Hinton's famous Sphereland. Accessible, imaginative, clever, the book will appeal to a wide array of readers 4/5(3).

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The Planiverse (The Planiverse: Computer Contact with a Two-dimensional World. Poseidon Books/Simon & Schuster, New York, ). A classic book about life in a two-dimensional universe, written by a well-known author.

Now brought back into print in this revised and updated edition, the book is written within the great tradition of Abbott's Flatland, and Hinton's famous Sphereland. The Planiverse is a classic book about life in a two-dimensional universe. A.K. Dewdney is a well-known author, and this is a well-known book, which is now brought back into print in a revised and updated edition.

The book is written within the great tradition of Abbott's Flatland, and .Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a (c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital projects include the Wayback Machine, and   The Planiverse takes a joyfully geeky angle on the scenario, examining the implications of life in two dimensions in exhaustive detail.

The premise of the book is that Dewdney and his students create a computer simulation of a two-dimensional world, and to their surprise they discover that the world is populated by a complex society of vaguely.