The Planiverse

Computer Contact with a Two-Dimensional World

Authors: Dewdney, A.K.

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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 vast, balloon-shaped space called the planiverse. It is tempting to imagine that those who believed, as well as those who suspended disbelief, did so because of a persuasive consistency in the cosmology and physics of this in?nitesimally thin universe, and x preface to the millennium edition in its bizarre but oddly workable organisms. This was not just your r- of-the-mill universe fashioned out of the whole cloth of wish-driven imagination. 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.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Arde

    Pages 1-8

    Dewdney, Alexander Keewatin

  • A House by the Sea

    Pages 9-21

    Dewdney, Alexander Keewatin

  • On Fiddib Har

    Pages 23-39

    Dewdney, Alexander Keewatin

  • Walking to is Felblt

    Pages 41-58

    Dewdney, Alexander Keewatin

  • City below Ground

    Pages 59-82

    Dewdney, Alexander Keewatin

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Planiverse
Book Subtitle
Computer Contact with a Two-Dimensional World
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Copernicus
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-0199-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-0199-8
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-98916-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 247
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published by Simon & Schuster, Riverside, NJ, USA
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