In the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Alice experiences time running backwards, mirror imagery and the intricacies of strategy through chess.
After stepping through a magical mirror, she finds that even logic is reversed. Meeting the Red Queen, she finds that her ability to move at super fast speed is as a result of being able to move 8 squares in one move, with the entire countryside being a great big chess board.
Many adventures and puzzles to solve follow, with the final question of "Life, what is it but a dream?" posed as an answer to the idea that Alice herself might only be part of the Red King's dream.