By Dave Sewell
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Equilateral: gently, but deftly satirising Enlightenment ideals

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Issue 2386

This thought-provoking novel imagines a fanatical Victorian scientist commanding almost a million Egyptian workers to build a giant flaming triangle to attract the attention of hypothetical Martians.

It gently but deftly satirises the Enlightenment ideals of orderly scientific progress—and the way they were used to justify colonial arrogance and oppression.

Equilateral by Ken Kalfus published by Bloomsbury books

 

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