In 1871, Lewis Carroll
wrote the novella,
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
, the sequel to the popular book
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
. During Alice’s travels through an alternate world made of talking flowers, twin brothers, and an anthropomorphic egg, she finds the Red Queen. The Red Queen stands the size of a full-grown adult (see Figure 44-1
). Modeled after the queen in a chess set, she moves with blazing speed in any direction she wishes. She traverses the countryside, giving Alice questionable and cryptic advice
. At one point in the story, ...