Questions tagged [parallel-universe]

For questions about a parallel universe or alternative reality, 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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ID: kids' novel, alternate universes, suits designed by disappeared father

I'm trying to identify a English-language kids' SF novel, I would have read this as a library hardcover some time before 1980. To the best of my recollection: Protagonists were subadult brother and ...
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Late '80s / early '90s urban sci-fi book where the protagonists discover other universes

I'm trying to remember the name of a sci/fi book from the late 80's/early 90's where the protagonists lived in a modern setting. They discover a way to travel to different universes but are left in a ...
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TV Alternate World Story - No WW2

In the 1960s or possibly 1970s I saw a British tv programme in which a man gets transferred into an alternate world. I only remember a few snatches. He gets a coin in change with Edward VIII's head ...
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Book with children from three different worlds

I remember quite a lot about this one, it'll probably be instantly recognisable to anyone who happens to have read the book and remember what it was called. There were three children summoned to go on ...
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Is Iron Man: Armored Adventures a purely stand alone series, or does this version of Tony exist in some other universe outside of 616?

In 2009, Marvel created a CGI series. *Iron Man: Armored Adventures. While this was likely done to capitalize on the MCU film Iron Man that came out around the same time, it took an entirely ...
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What is the fate of the USS Franklin in the Prime timeline?

During the events of Star Trek Beyond (2016), an Abramsverse/Kelvin Timeline film, the crashed USS Franklin is found and salvaged. Looking at the actual timeline of events, the USS Franklin is ...
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Series where the planet’s air is really polluted and there is a portal to take you to a world where the air is clean

The movie was released in the last 15 years, probably between 2008-2018. "Pre-movie" (like what happens before the main part of the movie begins): The movie was in the future. The people ...
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Short story identification - man in contact with his parallel world counterparts

Science fiction short story, I think it appeared in the 1990s/2000s. It is about a person who manages to contact hundreds and hundreds of his counterparts in parallel worlds, and in the story is ...
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Comic/graphic novel series about 4 kids traveling to a parallel world

I’ve been trying to remember the name of a fantasy comic book/graphic novel series that I used to read when I was a kid, around 8 or 9 years old, I was really captivated by it when I first read it, ...
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Spinoff / Alternate Universe of DC Comics involving mother earth rising up?

I'm looking for a spinoff/alternate universe version of DC comics. I don't remember all the details but I do remember that the big Justice League members (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman) are all dead. ...
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Isekai manga about a boy and other people being teleported to a wired world

Its about a boy in his teens that lives up on a mountain in Japan. His dad is a scientist and can't go anywhere near the city unless it's necessary. He has a strange ability where if he goes near ...
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How many comic book continuities are there in the Power Rangers universe, or is it one “Shared” continuity for all?

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers have had a few comic adaptations, those most notably from Boom Studios. The story essentially takes the original premise nd even characters from the 1993 show, and ...
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Cyberpunk alternative worlds through television

What i remember of the book shows a cover with a young man wearing a visor and a metal mohawk. The story describes the main character as someone who watches TV for the government and he's able to ...
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Short story where a man enters a cave and emerges into a parallel world

Read this short story maybe twenty-plus years ago, the story itself may be older. A man wanders into a cave, maybe in Mexico, and when he emerges he's in a parallel world. He's not staying at the ...
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Movie about two kids who find an astronaut in the desert

The setting is an Earth-like desert. A brother and sister find an astronaut they believe to be an alien, although he's entirely human in appearance (as are they). I don't remember much about the plot, ...
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Alternate universe story with intelligent animals and a dog that was computer upgraded to sentience

Many years ago I read a story - it may have been a novel, or a short story in a compilation - that included travel of the principal characters to an alternate universe, where many species of animals ...
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Old movie where a portal suddenly opens in a street in front of a girl and she trades places with her parallel self

The movie has a girl who is walking down the street, suddenly some portal/door to parallel earth is opened. She chases her hat (or some paper) which goes into the door. She finds her parallel self ...
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Alternative history story from late 70's-early 80s relating to British victory in the American Revolution

Does anyone know the title and author of an alternative history from the late 70s-80s with a plot based on a scenario of British victory in the Revolutionary War? I recall a scene which took place in ...
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Novel about girl growing up in a mirror universe, searching for surface world

I read this book on my Amazon Kindle. There was a girl whose father disappeared and she went on to later volunteer/work for some sort of research company. She had a dream where she saw a man shoot ...
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Do Borg have different collectives depending on which reality they exist in, or are all Borg across all realities part of the same collective?

Similar, but not what I'm after. In TNG Parallels, one of the alternate Enterprises consists of a Riker who claims that: The Borg are everywhere! So there's Borg in at least two universes, probably ...
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Story: Ship repeatedly blasted into parallel universes

I read this short story about 10 years ago. A young female starship officer wakes up after an attack by the dreaded mysterious alien enemies. She finds only part of her ship still in existence, and ...
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A collection of short stories involving dimension travel

I read a collection of short stories in high school for a class in 2012 where humans had discovered how to travel to different dimensions by visiting airports and meditating. I have only a memory of ...
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Short story about friends talking about parallel universes and probability

Trying to find a short story where two people talk about how the "many worlds" theories (or possibly the idea that if the universe is infinite everything will eventually happen) with the example of a ...
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Sci fi TV series about a parallel universe where belts let them stay there and give them power [duplicate]

I'm looking for a TV show that I watched when I was a kid (2000s). It's not Sliders, Parallax, Spellbinder, or Stormworld. It's about a boy who travels in a group with a girl and an old man (maybe a ...
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A universe not quite like ours

Okay this is a story someone else was telling me about. I wanted to read it but he didn't remember the title. This was in the mid-eighties; the story itself must be at least that old. The protagonist ...
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Looking for YA short story about boy who finds family living in cave from alternate world

I’m looking for the name of a YA short story that I read in middle school back in the late 70’s. I believe it was part of a Science Fiction short story collection. My recollection is that it had “Key” ...
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Is there such a being as 'Dark Multiverse' Darkseid?

I've recently been reading DC Comic's Dark Multiverse and I have been wondering just how the Dark Universe interacts with the Fourth World. In Dark Knights Metal We know that version differs from ...
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Is there any evidence that Whiterose's machine was real?

In Mr. Robot, Chinese Minister Zhang, aka Whiterose, has at great expense and effort over the course of decades constructed some sort of machine in New Jersey. The interior looks science-fiction-y the ...
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A sci-fi movie from 80's or eary 90's about a drug named “blue”

I don't remember much, mostly the ending, but the movie has to do with an alternate place or reality from earth. There is a drug of some sort called "blue" that is used recreational and also when ...
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Did Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie take place in an alternate timeline?

The 1995 film Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie plays out like an extended special episode, giving the Rangers new "Ninjetti" powers and Zords based not around the Dinosaurs, but modern day ...
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Book involving children traveling between alternate worlds via switches

I know I read this after 2012, I think as an ebook. The cover depicted a knife switch by itself, I think closed with the handle up. At the beginning of the story, the protagonist, a boy, is told by ...
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Parallel universe where an engineered bacterium consumes all petroleum

I kinda of remember a sci fi tv show where the group traveled between parallel earths. The one episode I remember is where they ended up on an Earth where a scientist created a bacterium that consumed ...
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Parallel universe horror story where apparently normal people are ravenous monsters

I am looking for a short story. The plot is as follows: Scientists or mathematicians find a way to peer into an alternate dimension. In the alternate dimension the inhabitants appear to be living a ...
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Movies Where Reality Changes at Night and People Wake Up to a Different World Every Day [duplicate]

I am looking to identify a movie where the world is changed every night and people wake up in a different world. The only scene I can remember is of a City (vaguely 'Gotham' in muted colors) being ...
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Was there an original and definitive use of alternate dimensions/realities in fiction?

The fictional device or premise of alternate dimensions or realities seems so common today that it requires almost no explanation when used in stories. But despite how common this is now, it must have ...
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Alt-reality film. Being hetero is taboo. People forced to be gay

This was a really bizarre film. I'm not sure if it was a movie, a mockumentary, or a "what if" alternate reality think piece. The premise was that straight people are shunned from society, while being ...
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Looking for a recent Sci-Fi anthology. (I had a copy and lost it)

Around two years ago I purchased a relatively new Sci-Fi anthology (it would have been published in 2016 or 2017,) and then lost the copy. I forgot the title, but I remember a couple of the stories ...
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YA SF novel with a remote control for parallel universe jumping

When I was a kid I read a sci-fi novel for children, the full name of which is unfortunately not coming back to me. Here's what (I think) I remember: the story features a handheld device that allows ...
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Parallel universe 80s movie

All I remember is a woman in a convertible coming through a portal to a parallel universe. Lots of sand/desert. Running into a Conan/Beastmaster mostly loincloth outfitted guy.
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Book where a group of teenagers travel to a fantasy world

15 to 20 years ago I read a book (a trilogy I think) about a group on teenagers from a world similar to ours, who traveled to a fantasy world. I don't remember much about these books, just some ...
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A man sent to a parallel Earth to save someone important

This is not a novel, but "longish" short fiction, novelette or novella. I read it around 1984, in an already used book containing half a dozen or so stories, in a cheap hotel in the US. There were ...
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SF book about people trapped in a series of worlds they imagine

I read this story a while ago, before 1990, probably quite a bit eartlier, and I suspect it is rather older than that (60s or 70s?). I think it was a short story, but I am not sure. It is set in the ...
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90's TV series where a boy goes to another dimension through portal near power lines

I am desperately trying to remember a name of a TV series probably from 90's. I remember these points: A boy goes to another dimension through a portal near a power lines. This dimension has a sort ...
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Man transported from Alternate World into ours by a Neutrino Detector

Probably read 15-20 years ago. English Paperback. Scientists running a deep underground Neutrino Detector [might have been cosmic rays]. It was a VERY Large tank of water with detectors built into ...
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Film, friends transferred to a parallel universe where being fat is forbidden, one of them meets his “alternate world” wife

The movie starts with a man in a basement with his dog, and then he transfers his dog to a parallel universe, and then the dog comes back. Then two friends come to visit him in the basement, and then ...
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Kids' book about a boy in parallel universes

Media: Children's book. Cover: It had a 2D drawing of the kid and maybe some planets on the cover. Year read: 2009-2012 (as a kid in kindergarten to second grade). Written sometime between 2000 and ...
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Late 70s/80s book about our Earth and a parallel Earth

I vaguely remember a book about parallel worlds, which only animals can see, however, as the story progresses children can see this world as well. I seem to remember people being able to cross over to ...
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Sci-Fi book revolving about a male character who traveled between dimensions and recorded his travels in logs he sent to his friends

I've been searching for this series for a while, the story revolved about a group of guardians of sort that travelled between parallel dimensions, through specifically hidden gateways in each ...
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Which dimensions from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse exist in other works?

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse features versions of Spider-Man from various parallel dimensions. Are all of these "new" dimensions, or are they intended to be existing-dimensions within the Marvel ...
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60's/70's Trio of books about being attacked by giant bats that take away your ability to think

I read the book trilogy in paperback and perhaps they only were available in “bulk” paperback. They were from the 60's or 70's. I remember one book cover - an older man dressed as a typical wizard - ...

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