“Hyperspace certainly challenges the imagination. The "easiness" of the lessons is mostly in the realm of the mathematical aspect, whereas actually imagining the stuff described by the math is really really really (that's three reallys) difficult.
*I could have been in this book. When I was in college, Dr. Pickover had a call to artists to make drawings for this book on the 4th dimension that he was working on, and I stumbled on the call and it intrigued me. I emailed back and forth with him a couple of times. My ideas were rather difficult to express in drawings. That project turned out to be this book, but with schoolwork distracting me I dropped the ball on producing usable drawings. I mention that because to me the artwork in the book is not excellent, to put it politely, so I really regret the failure.
Back to the book, the wrap around story starts out feeling like a half-hearted imitation of the X-files but evolves into something wryly humorous and perhaps endearingly self-parodic.
Overall it was a really interesting book. It also led me to rediscover, through an insignificant chapter heading quotation, the crazy film The Forbidden Zone, which further led me to rediscover Danny Elfman's band Oingo Boingo, which I have been enjoying lately. ”