Victorian satire is a wonderful thing.

Anybody else familiar with Edward Abbott Abbott’s satire Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions?  It’s an awesome book, well worth reading if you can spare a couple of hours.  You can find it here, through google books,  if you’re interested in reading it.

If you need more convincing, Carl Sagan also utilized the book as an example to illustrate the concept of different dimensions in Cosmos:

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