Ruth Golding writes in to say:
“I thought I would just drop you a line to let you know that we have today catalogued Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin Abbott at Librivox.org.”
Yes, we do find this of interest Ruth! There is another version available through Florida’s educational service (Lit2Go), but it’s nice to see a 100% FREE public domain version of this math fiction classic. This version is at least 3 years in the making, glad you stuck with it. Now, if this non-euclidean geometry headache will ever go away, I’ll give it a listen.
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
By Edwin A. Abbott; Read by Ruth Golding
9 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – [UNABRIDGED]
Published: October 12th 2008
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 science fiction novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott. As a satire, Flatland offered pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. However, the novella’s more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions; in a foreword to one of the many publications of the novella, noted science writer Isaac Asimov described Flatland as “The best introduction one can find into the manner of perceiving dimensions.” As such, the novella is still popular amongst mathematics, physics and computer science students.
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