Mathematician Ian Stewart joins the Science Friday Book Club meeting to discuss Edwin Abbott’s classic Flatland. The book, published in 1884 under the pseudonym “A. Square,” tells the story of a two-dimensional world where women are straight lines and men are polygons.
Flora Lichtman is host of the podcast Every Little Thing. She’s a former Science Friday multimedia producer.
Annette Heist is a former senior producer for Science Friday.
Ian Stewart is author of Professor Stewart’s Incredible Numbers (Basic Books, 2015) and Professor Stewart’s Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries (Basic Books, 2014) and emeritus professor of mathematics at University of Warwick in Warwick, England.