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 Parallel universe (fiction) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fredric Brown's "What Mad Universe" recounts the adventures of a science-fiction editor of the late 1940s who is thrown into a parallel universe that reflects the fantasies of his most annoying letter-to-the-editor writer (an adolescent male, naturally).
The most common use of parallel universes in science fiction, when the concept is central to the story, is as a backdrop and/or consequence of time travel.
Murray Leinster's story "Sidewise in Time" (1933), showing different parts of the Earth somehow occupied by different parallel universes, was influential in science fiction.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Many_worlds_and_possible_worlds_in_literature_and_art   (5747 words)

  
 Parallel universe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Parallel universe (fiction), alternate universes, worlds, realities and dimensions in fiction
Parallel universe, alternate reality, etc. may refer to:
Multiverse, the hypothetical set of multiple possible universes
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parallel_universe   (108 words)

  
 BBC - Science & Nature - Horizon - Parallel Universes
Parallel universes really do exist and they are much stranger than even the science fiction writers dared to imagine.
Scientists now believe there may really be a parallel universe - in fact, there may be an infinite number of parallel universes, and we just happen to live in one of them.
For years parallel universes were a staple of the Twilight Zone.
www.bbc.co.uk /science/horizon/2001/paralleluni.shtml   (457 words)

  
 Science & Technology at Scientific American.com: Parallel Universes -- [ COSMOLOGY ] -- Not just a staple of science fiction, other universes are a direct implication of cosmological observations
Science and Technology at Scientific American.com: Parallel Universes -- [ COSMOLOGY ] -- Not just a staple of science fiction, other universes are a direct implication of cosmological observations
Not just a staple of science fiction, other universes are a direct implication of cosmological observations
Is there a copy of you reading this article?
www.sciam.com /article.cfm?colID=1&articleID=000F1EDD-B48A-1E90-8EA5809EC5880000   (320 words)

  
 Instapundit.com -
UPDATE: Tom Carr observes: "The Kerry 'Parallel Universe' wouldn't be so parallel if you replaced all the instances of Kerry w/Lieberman...including on the ballots.
If Kerry had an Iraq policy that made sense, perhaps he could be making hay out of this.
EAST HAMPTON, NY (IP) -- Democratic Presidential nomineee John Kerry laughs when told that most voters don't realize that he served in Vietnam, winning three purple hearts, a bronze star, and a silver star.
instapundit.com /archives/017314.php   (662 words)

  
 Science fiction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology upon society and persons as individuals.
A science fiction writer is generally not trying to write a history of the future that they believe will happen, any more than a writer of westerns is trying to create a historically accurate depiction of the old West.
The broader category of speculative fiction includes science fiction, fantasy, alternative histories (which often have no particular scientific or futuristic component), and even literary stories where the only fantastic element is the strangeness of their style.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Science_fiction   (1960 words)

  
 Why Do DMT Users See Insects From A Parallel Universe?
For my science fiction novel, The Lobotomy Club, which features praying-mantis entities from a parallel universe -- induced by brain surgery -- click here.
The molecule DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine) is a psychoactive chemical that causes intense visions and can induce its users to quickly enter a completely different "environment" that some have likened to an alien or parallel universe.
"People Using DMT often see insectlike beings from another universe."
sprott.physics.wisc.edu /pickover/pc/dmtinsect.html   (355 words)

  
 Dance In The Dark Of Night: HP/SS Fan Fiotion by Kaatje
Snape is a bit OOC but this is intentional and part of the plot, as are other differences to canon (James the most notable), canon exists within a parallel universe accessable through a secret portal.
Set in an alternative universe where the Dursleys have been physically abusive to Harry and Severus is Psychic Healing Master in addition to Potions.
It is the end of the seventh year; both Harry and Severus Snape have secret plans for the summer which are abruptly thwarted by Dumbledore.
www.goodnightsweetheart.co.uk /dance1.html   (5107 words)

  
 Mathematical Science Fiction
For example, I was always a little galled when comic books and now film make the chronic mistake of using the word "dimension" when what they mean is "parallel universe." It is only a small rearrangement of the universe as we know it to say there is another universe parallel to ours.
This is a mix of science fiction, poetry, and essays on a mathematical theme.and is the classic anthology of mathematical science fiction.
I have loved mathematics since I was an early teen, and science fiction since I was about six, but I have no special knowledge about the convergence of the two.
www.geocities.com /markleeper/math_sf.htm   (668 words)

  
 Fannish Definitions
This is a specific kind of crossover Parallel Universe fiction where you take characters from one show, and insert them into the roles of characters from another show.
In fannish circles, in relation to fiction, it refers to a character in a story who is the recognisable embodiment of a character from some fannish universe.
fan fiction is usually based on the universe depicted by some TV show.
www.katspace.org /fandom/fandef.html   (2539 words)

  
 A Comment on Parallel Worlds
Parallel worlds will require a suspension of disbelief, like all fiction, but it needs to have some background in order to make it real.
The believable premise in Star Trek wasn't the transporter accident that sent Kirk to the parallel world--that was the catalyst--it was that the Enterprise was in uncharted territory, making new discoveries, with each of those discoveries altering the way the human race understands the universe.
That parallel universe was yet another discovery, equally as fantastic as the ones the Enterprise made before and after.
fmwriters.com /Visionback/Issue14/wbparallel.htm   (2539 words)

  
 Multiverse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In an article entitled “Parallel Universes” in the May 2003 issue of Scientific American, Tegmark presents a clear and comprehensive picture of the parallel-universe idea.
Synchronous unitemporal parallel universes belong to a part-whole relationship.
Multiverses have been hypothesized in physics and philosophy; they are also used in fiction, particularly in science fiction.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parallel_universe   (2539 words)

  
 Fannish Definitions
This is a specific kind of crossover Parallel Universe fiction where you take characters from one show, and insert them into the roles of characters from another show.
Canon is that which defines the universe, and is usually taken to be the episodes of that show as aired, not unaired pilots, or original scripts, or information from interviews, or novelizations or novel spinoffs, and definitely not fan fiction.
fan fiction is usually based on the universe depicted by some TV show.
www.katspace.org /fandom/fandef.html   (2539 words)

  
 Fannish Definitions
This is a specific kind of crossover Parallel Universe fiction where you take characters from one show, and insert them into the roles of characters from another show.
fan fiction is usually based on the universe depicted by some TV show.
The history in the case of fanfic is the original universe of canon.
www.katspace.org /fandom/fandef.html   (2539 words)

  
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People who read or watch science fiction, such as Star Trek will be familiar with the concept of parallel universes.
These imaginary universes cover situations where groups of people exist completely ignoring the existence of almost identical groups doing similar things in a parallel universe.
The counter universe came into existence in the 1930s when Herman Sleumer took on the task of describing the second flood of species, this time from the Malaysian region.
www.lib.virginia.edu /science/sciscan/rhododendrons/ran9802/books.htm   (2868 words)

  
 BookThink - Collecting Science Fiction - Living in Parallel - Alternate Universes in Science Fiction
BookThink - Collecting Science Fiction - Living in Parallel - Alternate Universes in Science Fiction
Lyra learns that reality is made up of an infinite number of parallel universes, and while on a quest to rescue her kidnapped friend Roger, she helps to recover the key that opens the way between these parallel worlds.
Another approach is to assume that closely related universes re-merge and that some level of difference is required to form a distinct parallel universe.
www.bookthink.com /0017/17par.htm   (2868 words)

  
 BookThink - Collecting Science Fiction - Living in Parallel - Alternate Universes in Science Fiction
BookThink - Collecting Science Fiction - Living in Parallel - Alternate Universes in Science Fiction
Lyra learns that reality is made up of an infinite number of parallel universes, and while on a quest to rescue her kidnapped friend Roger, she helps to recover the key that opens the way between these parallel worlds.
Another approach is to assume that closely related universes re-merge and that some level of difference is required to form a distinct parallel universe.
www.bookthink.com /0017/17par.htm   (1980 words)

  
 Science & Technology at Scientific American.com: Parallel Universes -- [ COSMOLOGY ] -- Not just a staple of science fiction, other universes are a direct implication of cosmological observations
Science and Technology at Scientific American.com: Parallel Universes -- [ COSMOLOGY ] -- Not just a staple of science fiction, other universes are a direct implication of cosmological observations
Not just a staple of science fiction, other universes are a direct implication of cosmological observations
Is there a copy of you reading this article?
www.sciam.com /article.cfm?articleID=000F1EDD-B48A-1E90-8EA5809EC5880000   (317 words)

  
 [TOS] Jammer's Review: First Season Episode Guide
Investigating what is apparently a "rip in space," a landing party beams down to a planet to find Lazarus (Robert Brown), an unstable man involved in a mysteriously bizarre problem: He's in a battle with his counterpart self from a parallel universe.
First of all is the ridiculously extreme notion that the meeting of the two Lazaruses (or is that Lazari?) would mean the destruction of the "entire universe." Such overlarge devices are rarely effective.
Of course, two redshirt deaths also come across as a little pointless, but, hey, that's how clichés are born.
www.st-hypertext.com /tos/tos-1rev.html   (317 words)

  
 Crossover Universe
Whether it's Superman finding himself in the Marvel Universe to fight the Incredible Hulk, or Captain Kirk and friends suddenly transported to a parallel reality where the Federation is evil, crossovers from one universe into an alternate one happen all the time in the worlds of science fiction and fantasy.
This is the definitive page for anyone who loves these major universes of fantasy and science fiction.
Ultimate Arena Battles:Between members of the Star Trek Universe, by Eric Sandoval
www.crossoveruniverse.com   (2200 words)

  
 BBC - Science & Nature - Horizon - Parallel Universes
Parallel universes really do exist and they are much stranger than even the science fiction writers dared to imagine.
For years parallel universes were a staple of the Twilight Zone.
Scientists now believe there may really be a parallel universe - in fact, there may be an infinite number of parallel universes, and we just happen to live in one of them.
www.bbc.co.uk /science/horizon/2001/paralleluni.shtml   (2200 words)

  
 Science fiction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A science fiction story may be firmly rooted in real scientific possibilities as they are understood at the time of writing, as in Arthur C. Clarke's novel A Fall of Moondust, or highly imaginative, set in an extraterrestrial civilization or a parallel universe, as in Isaac Asimov's novel The Gods Themselves.
Science fiction has often been concerned with the great hopes people place in science but also with their fears concerning the negative side of technological development; the latter is expressed in the classic theme of the hubristic scientist who is destroyed by his own creation.
The broader category of speculative fiction includes science fiction, fantasy, alternate histories (which often have no particular scientific or futuristic component), and even literary stories in which the only fantastic element is the strangeness of their style.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Science_fiction   (3215 words)

  
 Parallel universe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Murray Leinster's story "Sidewise in Time" (1933), showing different parts of the Earth somehow occupied by different parallel universes, was influential in science fiction.
One of the theories of parallel universes taken most seriously by modern physicists is the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, proposed by Hugh Everett III in 1956, or some minor modification of it.
In quantum mechanics, a parallel universe, also sometimes called an alternate universe, or an alternate dimension, is a hypothetical universe which exists separately from our own.
www.pineville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Alternate_universe   (1224 words)

  
 Parallel universe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1933), showing different parts of the Earth somehow occupied by different parallel universes, was influential in science fiction.
The television series Futurama features an episode in which the cast travel between "Universe A" and "Universe 1" via boxes containing each universe, and then travel to numerous other parallel universes for brief periods, such as Hippie Universe, Robot Universe, and Eyeless Universe.
According to their cosmology, each universe is a leaf of the Terokh Jeruth, the Tree of Possibilities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alternate_universe   (1224 words)

  
 Parallel universe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In fantasy fiction, the premise of characters arriving in a parallel world is popular.
In the DC Comics superhero universe during the Silver Age of comic books, it was established the setting is a multiverse with an infinite number of dimensions of that contain various versions of superheroes.
The idea is that every possible decision in the stream of history actually went every possible way, and that all of those possibilities still exist as part of a multiverse.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parallel_universe   (309 words)

  
 *Do Infinite Earths in Parallel Universes Really Exist?* - Bad Astronomy and Universe Today Forum
Not only are parallel universes-a staple of science fiction-probably real, but they could exist in four different ways.
I don't know about the types of alternate universes where there is a "parallel" you and stuff like that, but the description(s) of the spiritual realm, which was believed by many people of the past and some today, I believe sound like a description of a parallel universe.
The four types of parallel universes are: the infinitely large universe(see p.
www.bautforum.com /showthread.php?t=4689   (2187 words)

  
 BBC - Science & Nature - Horizon - Parallel Universes
Parallel universes really do exist and they are much stranger than even the science fiction writers dared to imagine.
Scientists now believe there may really be a parallel universe - in fact, there may be an infinite number of parallel universes, and we just happen to live in one of them.
For years parallel universes were a staple of the Twilight Zone.
www.bbc.co.uk /science/horizon/2001/paralleluni.shtml   (2187 words)

  
 Parallel Worlds: The Science of Alternative Universes and Our Future in the Cosmos (Allen Lane Science S.) Only £14.00 , Hardcover, Michio Kaku,. From Scifind, The Science Fiction Finder The Scifi Search Page
Parallel Worlds: The Science of Alternative Universes and Our Future in the Cosmos (Allen Lane Science S.) Only £14.00, Hardcover, Michio Kaku,.
Parallel Worlds: The Science of Alternative Universes and Our Future in the Cosmos (Allen Lane Science S.), Hardcover
Out of This World: Colliding Universes, Branes, Strings, and Other Wild Ideas of Modern Physics
www.scifind.co.uk /details-0713997281.html   (2187 words)

  
 Science fiction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A science fiction story may be very realistic, as in Arthur C. Clarke's novel A Fall of Moondust, or highly imaginative, set in an extraterrestrial civilization or a parallel universe, as in Isaac Asimov's novel The Gods Themselves.
Science fiction is a genre of fiction in which advances in science, or contact with more scientifically advanced civilizations, create situations different from those of the both the present day and the known past.
A science fiction writer is generally not trying to write a history of the future that they believe will happen, any more than a writer of westerns is trying to create a historically accurate depiction of the old West.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Science_fiction   (2063 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Hyperspace : A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimens ion: Books: Michio Kaku
Hyperspace : A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimens ion (Paperback)
This version, from the author of the graduate text Quantum Field Theory, is very curious as he delineates the "delicious contradictions" of the quantum revolution: that the new paradigms of subatomic matter require the existence of "hyperspace," an ultimate universe of many dimensions, to accomodate their mostly mathematical behaviors.
This is an odyssey into the history of development of the concept of hyperspace that includes fourth and higher spatial dimensions to account for the riddles and unsolved problems of unified field theory.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0385477058?v=glance   (2846 words)

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