Madeleine L'Engle

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    One author I enjoy--Madeleine L'Engle--children's books and more.


    'Good books like good friends should be few and well chosen'
    -Louisa May Alcott

    Go to:Madeleine L'Engle.com

    http://www.madeleinelengle.com/

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    http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/madeleine_lengle.html

    Your thoughts? I think she is outstanding/classic--now deceased. She made some good points--changed or upgraded some thinking. Someone I would invite to my 'dinner party' of the best of the best.
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    What is a tesseract, anyway?

    A. All I can say about a Tesseract is that it's explained about as well as anyone could explain it on pages 75-78 of A Wrinkle in Time. It's a hard concept to understand, but you can sort of get the gist if you read it through a couple of times. Basically it's a way of thinking about time and space in five dimensions instead of three or four. If you have an extra dimension to use, you can take a shortcut through space and time. It's sort of like what warp speed does in Star Trek, or hyperspace in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The newest paperback edition of A Wrinkle in Time (2005) has a new introduction with more info on the science behind the book. There's also an article on the subject in Wikipedia, which is frankly beyond my comprehension as a non-mathematician and non-scientist.
     

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