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Questions tagged [parallel-universe]

A parallel universe or alternative reality is a hypothetical self-contained separate reality coexisting with one's own. A specific group of parallel universes is called a "multiverse", although this term can also be used to describe the possible parallel universes that constitute reality.

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Which 52 universes from the DC Multiverse survived Crisis on Infinite Earths?

In the comic Crisis on Infinite Earths, the DC multiverse is destroyed. But, in Infinite Crisis and subsequent comics, it was revealed that the multiverse had been restored/recreated/preserved into ...
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Why would Quinn wait to Slide to a new reality?

In Sliders, the first trip they make they slide away from earth before their timer counts down. This means they can't get back to Earth-1 directly. Later in the series they're faced with many, many ...
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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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Why isn't Zion broadcasting a movie like “The Matrix” inside the Matrix? [closed]

Is there a reason why inhabitants of Zion choose not to broadcast a documentary of their reality all over the Matrix either via hacked broadcasting channels or movie/internet outlets? A potential ...
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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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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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Short story about addictive games and virtual realities

This was a short story I read in the 80's but I think it was written earlier than this. It was about a man who was hit by a bus and thrown through a shop window. When he became aware he was in the ...
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Title of a world hopping book, with worlds ranging magic to science

I can't remember anything about the characters except they were all the same person of a different universe, with variations of the same name, who were the only ones who could hop between universes. ...
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Children's novel about a boy who buys a device from an old man and travels to a parallel universe

I'm trying to remember a book I read in the late 1970s. It was about a boy who goes to this wild old man's shop and buys a device (I remember it being kind of like a transistor radio). When he uses ...
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Do alternate versions of Guinan's race exist, and how do they consider the state of their universe?

Guinan's race can see the 'correct' state of the universe. Succinctly, do others of Guinan's race race exist in alternate universes (such as the ones we see in Parallels), and do they hold that their ...
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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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Story about parallel dimension travelling with an artificial intelligence

I am trying to find a book I read recently (in the past year) about the main character being hired by an AI to take its robot along with him and travel the parallel dimensions to find the limit of the ...
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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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Story about a multiverse theory of immortality

Please help me identify a short story I read about a guy who believed that the multiverse was true, but the one that we experienced was the one in which we lived the longest. He was also contemplating ...
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What happened to the parallel universe in Fringe season 5?

It seems nobody cares about the parallel universe anymore, is it still there? What would happen if the observers took control over there, too? Or could humans in that world defeat the observers and ...
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What exactly are the 'voids' in the Fringe parallel universe?

From what I can tell the primary reason that the other parallel universe is seeking to destroy our universe is because they presume that the voids that appear there are being caused by this universe. ...
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Is there any evidence that using alternate universe/timeline in a franchise hurts/helps it?

Background: There is a widespread approach in sci-fi/fantasy franchises to use alternate timelines/parallel universes as a technique/device to continue/extend/expand the franchise. Notable examples I ...
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Do Events in one parallel universe affect other parallel universe [closed]

Do Events happening in one parallel universe might have some effects in other parallel universe? In parallel universe, there is a possibility of energy flowing from one parallel universe to another. ...
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What is the title of a story about a elevator through time and the smallest possible change [duplicate]

Many years ago I read a story about a guy working for an organisation that would influence time-lines by traveling through time using a sort of elevator. The objective of the operators was to ...
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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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Where is the room that bridges the two universes located?

In the third season finale of Fringe, Peter uses the machine to create a bridge between the universes. I thought this room was located in the base of the Statue of Liberty, as that's where the ...
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The Towers of February: What's the word?

In the book The Towers of February (by Tonke Dragt) the main character is able to go between alternate universes by speaking a word. The word is never "written down" in the author's "diary" (the book) ...