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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Fictional universe
Many universes written in one or both of these genres feature physical and metaphysical laws different from our own that allow for magical, psychic and various other types of paranormal phenomena, or the hypothesis may be based in a parallel universe which have some scientific theoretical speculation like multiverse.
A fictional universe is usually differentiated from the setting of, and the cosmology established by, ancient or modern legends, myths and religions, although there are countless fictional universes that draw upon such sources for inspiration.
However, in the case of universes or universes that are rewritten or revised by different writers, editors or producers, this continuity may be violated, by accident or by design.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Fictional_universe   (3561 words)

  Fictional universe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A fictional universe is usually differentiated from the setting of, and the cosmology established by, ancient or modern legends, myths and religions, although there are countless fictional universes that draw upon such sources for inspiration.
Fictional universes are sometimes shared by multiple authors, with each author's works in that universe being granted approximately equal canonical status.
However, in the case of universes or universes that are rewritten or revised by different writers, editors or producers, this continuity may be violated, by accident or by design.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fictional_universe   (827 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Jem'Hadar battlecruiser
The USS Horizon, a Daedalus class starship In the Star Trek fictional universe, the Daedalus class starship was one of the first classes of starship to be deployed by the United Federation of Planets.
The USS Defiant In the fictional universe of Star Trek, the Defiant class of starship is a variety of space-faring vessel used by Starfleet.
The Dderidex class warbird In the Star Trek fictional universe, the Dderidex class Warbird, also known to Starfleet as a B-type Warbird, is a heavily-armed class of starship used by the Romulan Star Empire in the mid- to late 24th century.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Jem%27Hadar-battlecruiser   (1886 words)

 Halfbakery: Fictional Universe Studies
A field of study in which properties of fictional universes are explored.
Or maybe there actually is a TV show called The X-Files in Mulder's universe, which subsequently was referenced in the movie ID4, of which it's poster Mulder is pissing on.
I thought this was going to be a serious textbook on the nature of various universes in fiction, which a professor would use to teach a class.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Fictional_20Universe_20Studies   (734 words)

 Marvel Universe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Though the concept of a shared universe was not new or unique to comics in 1961, writer/editor Stan Lee, together with several artists including Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, created a series of titles where events in one book would have repercussions in another title and serialized stories would show characters grow and change.
The New Universe was intended to be a more realistic, self-contained superhero universe, but due to a combination of a lack of editorial support and a general disinterest on the part of the readers, the line was cancelled after three years.
This concept is fairly rare; another example of a fictional universe that seeks to use all types of fantastic elements is the DC Universe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Marvel_Universe   (4489 words)

 Universe - Uncyclopedia
Everything in the universe is fictional, with the exception of Penguins, which were based on Mr Flibble's own species.
The Universe is a bubble in a larger multiverse, or that is one explanation of the creation of the Universe.
They further claim that the universe is just entering a transdimensianal area they call the Great Lost and Found and that, in the end, the god that lost it will finally reclaim it.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Universe   (576 words)

 World Building
If we define Fantastic Literature as fiction placed in a setting that is divergent from the reality the writer inhabits, then SF is that class of Fantastic Literature where this divergence is the result of a rational extrapolation of a change in the writer's reality.
The core assumption of SF is that your fictional universe has rules, and the reader will expect you to not only know those rules, but to follow them.
You, as the universe's creator, need to know enough of this past to give the reader a sense that this world existed before the story began, and will continue to exist (barring catastrophe) long afterwards.
www.sff.net /people/SASwann/text/wb.htm   (2005 words)

 Terminology:Universe - VsWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The explanation of 'universe' here is inevitably tautological, as it leads to say that 'universe' is something simulated by a game called, in this case, Vega Strike.
Though one may figure that the 'universe' simulated by Vega Strike is fictional from the point of view of reality, the 'universe' in question does actually exist because Vega Strike does exist.
It is assumend that the Vega Strike universe has a structure.
vegastrike.sourceforge.net /wiki/Terminology:Universe   (187 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Most fictons are, naturally, similar to our own world; a fictional universe is a ficton possessing its own separate but broadly consistent history, geography, or physics.
Brian Stableford: The Dictionary of Science Fiction Places, New York : Wonderland Press, c1999.
George Ochoa and Jeffery Osier: Writer's Guide to Creating A Science Fiction Universe, Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, c1993.
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 Metaphilm - Star Wars
We science fiction fans are not so different, though, when we struggle to rationalize away the contradictions in our favorite fictional universes.
The fictional universes depicted in movies like the Star Wars or Star Trek series tend to get very complex (for beginners: the former features Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, the latter Captain Kirk, the Enterprise, and a loyal crew made up of people like engineer Scotty; if you get them mixed up, you are worthless).
The universes themselves are, after all, like theories: theories about how certain characters would act in certain situations, theories about how their various magical or superscientific abilities can be logically reconciled with one another, and theories about which fictional systems will best keep fans addicted.
metaphilm.com /philm.php?id=416_0_2_0_M   (1966 words)

 Pikeman's Rants: George Lucas Rant
The extended Star Wars universe does not provide a purely alternate version of the original movies, but instead it expands and greatly develops ideas and characters that were either featured in the movies, barely touched on in the movies, or weren't in the movies at all.
I think the most amazing thing about the Star Wars universe is the fact that most everyone who participates in it makes a conscious and careful effort to maintain the highest degree of consistency possible.
Since the extended Star Wars universe is so huge (bigger than the Lord of the Rings and Star Trek universes combined), there are infinite possibilities for creating stories within it.
www.evula.com /rants/pikeman/george_lucas.php   (1280 words)

 Fictional Universe Project
fictional characters themselves and within the context of their individual stories.
Fictional auras also mutate and shift from time to time, which is how you end
We said it’s a single universe where all fiction is true.
www.themysterywalk.com   (1483 words)

 Gothmog debate rebuttal 2/5
And while you may be able to arrive at some simulacra of a science for a particular fictional universe, it is not necessarily complete or particularly accurate (particularly since it cannot be tested and validated by experimentation, one of the key requirements of the scientific method).
Nor is it necessarily predictive, given the plastic nature of fictional realities (the plot in episode 2 may require something that is, in effect, impossible by the standards of the model derived from all the other episodes).
The whole idea of a "realistic" encounter between two fictional universes is utterly meaningless without suspension of disbelief, but you want it both ways: you want to be taken seriously by the "suspension of disbelief" crowd while using the logic of the "here's what I think the writers would do" crowd.
www.stardestroyer.net /Empire/HateMail/Gothmog/Round-2b.html   (11172 words)

 The Philosophy of the Wold Newton Universe and the Crossover Chronology
Yet another way to facilitate the inclusion of superheroes in a fictional universe which emulates the real world is to take the position on that the least powerful version of the hero is the correct one.
Let us also remember that Wold Newton Universe versions of some of these heroes operated for a lesser amount of time than as portrayed by comic book publishers, that they were much less powerful than as portrayed in the comics, and that their adventures were considerably less flamboyant.
Since all superheroes and their associated universe fit into the WNU "surprisingly well" (no support is given for this statement), those who prefer to place limits and rules are prejudiced and biased against superheroes and comic books in general.
www.pjfarmer.com /woldnewton/Chron0.htm   (7633 words)

 seattlepi.com Buzzworthy: Continuity cops
It is only the grandeur and majesty of a fictional universe the size and complexity of one like the Star Wars universe, the Star Trek universe, the DC Comics universe, or the Marvel Comics universe (and perhaps soap operas) that is truly difficult to maintain.
That is why such universes desperately need the obsessive, crank-like fan, the fan willing to concoct rationalizations that make sense of the apparent continuity errors.
The fate of entire fictional worlds, the very cohesion of the space-time continuum, hinges on the selfless efforts of fans like myself to keep track of what the hell is going on and explain the slip-ups by the so-called “professionals”!
blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com /buzz/archives/004946.html   (277 words)

 SF Citations for OED
All authors in the genre realize that science fiction has one particular, unshared problem: the need to set out the `rules of the game,' the precise and novel nature of each story's individual universe before or as well as getting on with telling the story itself.
Books set in that universe are not set-and-location limited in the same way that the TV shows are, nor are they closely bound to specific special-effects technologies—but that does not mean that they enjoy the same narrative freedom as books set in other science-fictional universes.
Set in the same universe as The Ship Who Sang and PartnerShip, The Ship Who Searched tells the story of a shellperson and her search for the EsKays, a star-faring race whose artifacts are scattered throughout the galaxy, but whose fate is a mystery.
www.jessesword.com /sf/view/1208   (794 words)

 valdaniel - (not) Daniel Richard Goddard - Pictures
Valimar is a completely fictional concept set in a completely fictional universe; any and all actions, ideas, and opinions are associated only with this fictional universe, and at no time is anything said or portrayed herein intended to be construed as reality.
The thoughts contained in these journals are not those of the celebrities named/pictured, nor are they meant to represent the actual thoughts, actions, lifestyle, or image of these celebrities.
They are fictional interpretations, not intended to be an accurate depiction in any way; they are absolutely false, and do not reflect the represented celebrities' private lives or the actual practices and activities of any companies named therein.
www.greatestjournal.com /userinfo.bml?user=valdaniel   (588 words)

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It is in itself a sort of Multiverse “fl box” where once a universe is sufficiently stable and coherent that is it self supporting and unique it sustains itself.
Examples of a Multiverse include our own reality or at least the fictional parallel universes which are essentially the same as our reality, the Star Trek universe, the fictional world of the DC or Marvel Comics, the Star Wars Universe, the World of Greyhawk, Forgotten Realms, Birthright, and others.
While all planes within the Forgotten Lore Multiverse operate under a single set of universal laws of nature, each plane was formed by the force of will of its particular greater god and emphasizes this nature by having become an environment that mirrors the personality and character of this greater god.
www.fred.net /knopp/mop.doc   (4921 words)

 A Checklist for Critiquing Science Fiction
So we emerge from our fictional journey emotionally engaged, or wiser than we went in?
Except where otherwise noted, content and design copyright © 1995–2007 by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. ("SFWA").
are registered trademarks of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. 19512 visitors have been here since the counter was last reset.
www.sfwa.org /writing/checklist.html   (619 words)

 Barbelith Underground > Temple > I'm gonna summon THE BATMAN!
By contrast, because 'my' universe regards the DCU characters as fictional, any Batman/Velvetvandal team-up taking place in 'my' universe would have to take place in some kind of fictional context - a dream, a hallucination, or what have you.
Now, if you were to inject yourself into a universe specifically in order to help the character fight a particular foe, that would make a certain amount of sense - except that you would be creating an adventure, and therefore presumably a threat which would jeopardise the world purely so that you could save it.
unless it is the fictional reality i created and began posting on the barbelith underground as the other charecters in the story.
www.barbelith.com /topic.php?id=13374   (3177 words)

 Tomorrowlands.org | The Tomorrowlands | Disclaimer
Certainly, there is a lot of fiction out there about dragons; some of it even proposing the idea of dragons in the real world.
I don't want people thinking that I am a work of fiction, and "blurring the line" further by inserting "real therianthropes" into a fictional universe is inherently dangerous that way.
It is IN NO WAY fiction, and should not be construed as such just by its location on the same server as my Tomorrowlands stories.
www.tomorrowlands.org /story/fiction.html   (549 words)

 Star Trek actor’s novel expands on fictional universe - THE DAILY BRUIN ONLINE
Before Isaac Asimov, the science fiction genre was similar to the horror genre, providing a chilling vision of something that might exist.
While much of the Star Trek universe is Federation-centric, Robinson delivers a world where humans are careless, good-intentioned meddlers, and Cardassians are the characters the reader must identify with.
Though Robinson's book is essentially a novelized version of a TV episode, it is not an episode of special effects or outlandish romanticism, but of genuine spirit and strong characters.
www.dailybruin.ucla.edu /news/articles.asp?id=911   (680 words)

 Sports Mogul Inc. Forums - What's your favorite year?
03-07-2005 05:27 PM I say fictional players because as far as i've seen except for the high health numbers on some guys which has already been noted because I tend to play well into the future.
I'd prefer to be able to start in 2005 with the game generating a completely fictional universe.
While I don't object to real players, my preference is to play in a fictional player universe.
www.sportsmogul.com /vbulletin2/printthread.php?t=69985   (817 words)

 Ex Astris Scientia - What is Canon?
Certainly the canonical fictional universe is not supposed to be as authoritative as the teachings of a church.
But when reading (fan) fiction it is obvious that a knowledgeable fan may accept non-canon facts but will not appreciate it as soon as it becomes anti-canon.
Regarding the Star Trek Universe, the canon has a relatively harmless impact on the lives of most fans and it certainly is not intended by TPTB to control the fans.
ex-astris-scientia.org /inconsistencies/canon.htm   (5315 words)

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