A fictional location. Sometimes known as a parallel universe.

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A gateway to a new world/future where things can be improved with use

This book is about an explorer (with robot companion) who walks through a "gateway" into the future/parallel world. In this world, things that are created do not fall into disrepair, instead things ...
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What movie is set at Hitler’s 80th birthday party in Berlin?

A long time ago I watched a movie in which Nazi Germany didn't lose WW2, but made some peace agreement with western allies. The movie was set in Berlin on Hitler's 80th (?) birthday. Does anyone have ...
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Identifying fantasy story about a knight in another world (spoilers ahead)

A knight wakes on a hill surrounded by the detritus of battle. He walks to a nearby city, where he finds employment selling 'hands of glory' in the market. A horribly scarred and mad princess meets ...
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Protagonist in mist/fog in a featureless place

Looking for title / author. A thin book I read in the early '60s. Maybe 100-125 pages. Protagonist alone in fog/mist in a featureless place. As the book progresses more people show up and are as ...
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TV show - prisoners get lethal injection but end up elsewhere afterwards

All I remember is in the show prisoners were given a lethal injection then find themselves in a strange world, hell or alien planet. Possibly part of an experiment?
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Trying to find out the name/episode of b&w tv episode--1950's or 1960's science fiction/horror genre maybe

3 obese, woman are used for breeding while served, catered to by several little people, midgets while young, pretty, feminist, career woman looks on in horror soon to share same fate. Maybe called ...
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SF book where a boy loses an arm, moves from New York to Ireland

This book was written in the past 5 years I think. A kid who lost an arm went selectively mute for the longest time. He lived in New York. He moved to Ireland and somewhere along the way someone ...
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Title of a fantasy trilogy where a group of children is transported to different worlds?

In my early teens (in the late 90's) I borrowed a series of fantasy books from the public library. I remember getting annoyed when the next book in the series wasn't in, so this series has at least 3 ...
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What novel has advanced alternate Earth humans trying to escape through portals from horrific inter-dimensional creatures?

I read this book while on vacation in Canada around 1985. The book seemed to be a recent release and consist of about 50/50 narrative and character action and was short, about 250 pages or so. The ...
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Female protagonist that is sick in one reality and well in another

I read a few books in a series of novels with a female protagonist. She was either severely injured or very ill in 'our world', but she was able to travel to another dimension. They referred to the ...
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Book about a teenager who steps though a painting on to a ship.

I don't have too much information but I'm looking to identify a series of books that I read back in the late 80's early 90s. The main character is a teenager who steps through a painting onto a ship, ...
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Is there a difference between a parallel universe and an alternate universe?

This was prompted by a previous question I had here, but I decided it was a good stand alone question. This is a general science fiction question and not specific to any particular world. Is there a ...
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Looking for title of TV series about boy and an alternative world

In the middle of 2000 - 2010 I saw a TV series about a boy, who after school went to work for an old man at a shop. I don't remember clearly but shop sells old artifacts, books, suchlike. This boy ...
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Short story about alternate world seen through a crack in a wall

Here is a vague description of a story I'm trying to identify: In the story, there is some sort of a support group for people who have glimpsed, through doors or cracks in walls, other worlds and/or ...
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A question about two children and an apprentice wizard?

I remember back when I was a child (late nineties), I listened to some audiotapes. One of them was story about two children, and a wizard who accidentally teleports into them when he is trying to pass ...
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What is the meaning to the ending of Another Earth?

At the very end of the movie Another Earth (2011), Rhoda What is the meaning of this? Did John I don't understand the meaning of the end at all.
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Short story where a character moves through dimensions via mental exercises

It's been about 25 years since I read a story in an anthology. The only details I remember from it are that a guy is told that if, while walking down a road (or something similar), he mentally forces ...
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A web comic where a woman in a hoodie asks what universe she is in?

Some years back I read a beautifully illustrated fantasy web comic, rather surreal. All I remember is a woman in a hoodie stumbling into some alternate world. She zipped up her hoodie to obscure her ...
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A (G-rated) graphic novel with a picture of purple tentacles coming out of a door on the cover

I'm trying to find a graphic novel about two kids, a boy and a girl, who moved to an old family house because they couldn't afford where they were living anymore. In the house, they discovered a ...