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I recall a book I've read some time ago. It is probably from mid-80s, but not sure on that.

The plot of the story about some sphere or field and time slows down outside, when you goes deeper into that thing.

And humans decided to build an institute inside that thing to increase the technological progress.

  • "Time slows down" when you go into the thing? Does that mean that you see somebody go into the thing, and he comes out a week later, and he says it only felt like a minute? – user14111 Nov 1 '17 at 8:58
  • @user14111 I mean that time slows down outside, when you are inside. – m0nhawk Nov 1 '17 at 9:13
  • OK. It was a novel, and it was in English? And do you remember any more of the plot? Were there non-human intelligences involved? Was the "time machine" an invention or a natural phenomenon? Was there some particular project that the humans were working on in that institute? Were they in a war with aliens? – user14111 Nov 1 '17 at 9:18
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    This kind of reminds me of Charles Sheffield's book Between the Strokes of Night. The doubt I have is that time is slowed for those that enter the deeper layers of sleep that is the premise of the novel, rather than sped up as the OP states – Alith Nov 1 '17 at 11:20
  • Does time slow down or does it go backwards? There's Philip K. Dick novel where part of the world is under the "Hobart phase" and everything goes backwards inside of it. The main character works in a government office that has a lot of silly bureaucracy (typical Dick). IIRC, an underground group works to undermine the Hobart phase and restore the whole world to forward time. – Todd Wilcox Nov 1 '17 at 11:46

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