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"A Mathematical Play in Five Dialogs". Once again, we are treated to the
Flatland notion of twodimensional creatures
pondering a "hypothetical" three dimensional existence. Many of the usual
concerns are here ("How can we protect ourselves if a three dimensional
creature could simply reach into our homes and take things without even
disturbing the four walls?") but there is a good deal more mathematical
sophistication than in most.
This work of Mathematical Fiction was published in the quarterly Yeshiva University journal Scripta Mathematica in the 1947 Volume XIII. Thanks to Sandro Caparrini (Torino, Italy) for pointing it out to me.

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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in nonfictional math books let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.
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