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—And He Built a Crooked House (1941) [Short Story]
by Robert A. Heinlein Rating: Weighted - 7.8 / Average - 7.8 of 10 (9 votes) (Rate!)
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An architect builds a house in the shape of the shadow of a tesseract -- or hypercube -- a mathematical construct in four spatial dimensions. An earthquake causes the house to collapse into a more stable fourth dimensional object. When the architect, his client, and his client's wife enter the house, they encounter several bizarre situations. Strangely unnerving, you find yourself telling the characters to "Get Out of There!" while reading along.

Original title: —And He Built a Crooked House
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasyContemporary
FictionScience FictionHumorous, Parody and Comedy

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Pocket Book of Science Fiction, the (1943) [Anthology]
      Authors: Ambrose Bierce , Robert A. Heinlein , H. G. Wells , T.S. Stribling , Theodore Sturgeon , John Collier , Wallace West , Don A. Stuart , Stanley G. Weinbaum , Stephen Vincent Benét
     Fantasia Mathematica (1958) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Lewis Carroll , Aldous Huxley , Robert A. Heinlein , H. G. Wells , Cyril M. Kornbluth , A.E. Housman , Karel Capek , Vachel Lindsay , Arthur Koestler , Richard Llewellyn , James Branch Cabell , Plato , Arthur Porges , Russell Maloney , Martin Gardner , H. Nearing, Jr. , Fredric Brown , Miles J. Breuer , William Hazlett Upson , Nigel Balchin , Edward Page Mitchell , Bruce Elliott , A.J. Deutsch , Kurd Lasswitz , Willy Ley , Harry Stephen Keeler , Arthur Quiller-Couch , Carl Sandburg , Christopher Morley , Edna St. Vincent Millay , Arthur Eddington , Ralph Barton , Thomas Dekker , John Atherton , Emma Rounds , Herbert Dingle , G.H. Hardy , C. Stanley Ogilvy , George Gamow , Andrew Marvell
     Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag, the (1959) [Collection]
      Author: Robert A. Heinlein
     6xH : Six Stories by Robert A. Heinlein (1961) [Collection]
      Author: Robert A. Heinlein
     Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein, the (1999) [Collection]
      Author: Robert A. Heinlein


  • A 5th-dimensional cube is called a superhypercube.

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