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SF Crossing the Gulf (Episode 15) — “Flatland” by Edwin Abbott and “Shadow Postulates” by Yoon Ha Lee

In this episode of SF Crossing the Gulf, we tackle Flatland (1884) by Edwin A. Abbott and “The Shadow Postulates” from Yoon Ha Lee’s debut collection, Conservation of Shadows.

In one fell swoop we cover some of the most recent fiction yet (2008) and some of the oldest (1884). We hope you will agree that they are worth talking about together. Math fiction of many dimensions.

 
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Karen is vocationally an engineer and avocationally a sf/f reviewer and critic. She has worked on the Orion and Dream Chaser spacecraft and written for SFSignal, Strange Horizons, and Locus Magazine.

1 Comment on SF Crossing the Gulf (Episode 15) — “Flatland” by Edwin Abbott and “Shadow Postulates” by Yoon Ha Lee

  1. Paul Weimer // July 18, 2013 at 9:21 am //

    You know, I wondered when I first read Flatland why women weren’t used as assassins and covert agents for the army, given their nature. I didn’t realize at first reading that this was satirizing Victorian society and that wouldn’t be appropriate…

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