Flatland

Edwin Abbott's 1884 satirical classic Flatland is one of those books I know I absolutely must read, but for some reason it never quite happens. Every few years a beautiful new edition comes out and I almost, very nearly almost get around to it. This new edition from Epilogue Press – designed with a visual appendix of new diagrams, and enclosed in a foil stamped hardcover slipcase – is particularly beautiful and has gone straight to the top of my wishlist. Knowing that there are chapter headings like "Concerning a Stranger from Spaceland" and "How the Sphere, having in vain tried words, resorted to deeds", I simply must get it now. Check out Eye magazine's review for more insight from somebody who's actually read the blasted thing.