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Questions tagged [teleportation]

The transfer of matter from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them, usually instantaneously. In most instances, it involves 'disassembling' the physical object into small particles at the sending node and 'reassembling' them at the receiving node.

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70s/80s Sci-Fi book with teleport gates on sub-light spacecraft and an army space suit

I must have read this 35 years ago. The book was a not particularly thick paperback, which as I recall had a picture of a spacesuit helmet on the cover - white helmet with a green visor which looked ...
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Searching for a short story scifi/horror of kid teleported to space to die

I'm looking for a short story. I believe I read it in a horror anthology, but it definitely had SF elements. What I can remember: It took place in what I recall as a vaguely dystopian society. This ...
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Youths can teleport, they are chased by the government

There was a film from the 80s on where young people can teleport anywhere they think. These guys are recruited to make studies with them, maybe from the government or a secret company which wants ...
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What is the effective maximum range of a ring transporter?

In the original Stargate movie, Ra and his followers have ring transporters that can be used to teleport between Ra's ship in orbit and the surface of Abydos. In Stargate SG1, Earth Humans (Taur'i) ...
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A movie with jumping into another world

A movie where a group of people people teleports to a deserted place through a machine thats like the shape of a ring. They enter from one side of the machine and it takes them like they're going ...
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Book about government-funded research yielding functional teleportation that causes personality changes

I read about 15 years ago a book about teleportation devices and alternate histories, and I have the greatest difficulties to recall its name or its author. The story goes more or less like this: ...
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A book using advanced science to act as magic [duplicate]

I'm trying to identify a book I read a long time ago. The premise was that far in the future humans had technology that could accomplish just about anything (teleportation, body manipulation creating ...
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70s or 80s book about a group that abduct people to the moon via teleporter

I'm looking for a book that features a group of people that are using a sort of teleportation device to abduct people to the Moon for some purpose (labor? smarts?). Eventually they overpower the ...
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Trying to find a short story about condemned criminals used for teleportation

It was in an anthology, and I believe it was a kind of sci-fi detective story. The premise was that teleportation (or something like it) was possible, but there had to be an equivalent mass in ...
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Looking for science fiction short story author wrote a series about 'gates' - teleportation devices

When I was a kid (late eighties) I read a few books of short stories by the same science fiction writer in my local library. He had a sequence of stories about the invention of 'gates', teleportation ...
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Why Not use transporters as generators?

So from what i know transporters can convert matter into energy(or a stream of sub-atomic particles) before re-assembling the matter elsewhere using the same energy. why not simply take that ...
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Sci-Fi Novel about time travel, an invisible house, and aliens trying to take over a distant human colonized planet

I am trying to remember the name of a sci-fi book pertaining to a man whose planet was going to be attacked by aliens in a couple of years. To prevent his planet from being destroyed he was sent back ...
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Short story about space engineers building portals, with paranoid furry alien species

I'm looking for a short story that I read online several years ago. It was about a company that built interstellar portals. It was told from the point of view of a human engineer who worked with very ...
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Short story from early 2000s magazine, father teleporting son away from alien takeover

The story was either in Analog or Asimov's probably. There's a slight chance it could have been Magazine of Science Fiction & Fantasy but I don't think so. Father invents a teleportation device ...
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Teleportation short story 1950s-1960s effects on society

Sometime in the 1960s I read a short story about the effects of teleportation on society. Looking for title and author. Every home had a teleportation booth which could send someone to another booth ...
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Science Fiction Short Story where matter transmission can't transmit the skeleton

This one is teasing at the edge of my brain. At the beginning of the story, a form of matter transmission is demonstrated to an elderly CEO, I think using a rabbit. The current flaw in the ...
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Looking for old space fantasy series [closed]

All I can remember from this series is a latino being elected president at the start and a rat who can teleport. its a book series with multiple books i read it as a child checked out from an old ...
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What is the first instance of teleportation using a machine (aka transporter) in Sci-Fi movies or TV?

I know of only a few uses of teleportation prior to Star Trek's (TOS) transporter that appeared in movies or TV shows. What is the earliest example of teleportation by a machine, shown in a movie or ...
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Old story about a boy who travels across the universe

This is a story/novel I read a long time ago. I read it around 10-15 years ago, but I believe it was released much earlier than when I read it. The book was quite thick, as thick as or thicker than ...
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Book about a man that can teleport himself to places he has previously seen

I read this book about 20 years ago. A man discovers he has the ability to teleport himself to any place he has previously seen (been to). I think the story started with an election or selection of ...
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Teleporation and shrinkage

In what short story did teleportation have the side effect of making you smaller each time? I am interested in the potential side effects of this mode of travel.
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Echo Death, obscure novel from 1972?

Can anyone help to find the exact title and author of a novel I read in 1972? It was checked out of a library, and I believe it was a new release at the time, though I may be wrong about that. I ...
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Movie about prehistoric planet and cure from [all] horrible diseases on it

Few years ago I saw movie about a special forces team, that was send to wild planet through teleport for searching the missing team. In the end it turned out that their goal - to find a wonder drug ...
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Looking for title/author of an alien contact novel!

Alien comes to Earth, builds tele-transporter device but keeps the technology secret. Humans manage to spy on it. The alien 'sells' the device to humans (like Brooklyn Bridge!). The alien doesn't own ...
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Trying to identify a story about Sentient Trees

Trying to identify the title and author of a Science Fiction story about a human boy and girl who are on an alien world. Notable is the teleportation device that only allows non-living material or ...
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Book about teleporters [duplicate]

I'm trying to find a book I remember reading a long time ago. In it the main character could teleport or "cast" objects. A few of the details I remember (here's hoping I don't have multiple books ...
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Title/author of a short story about time travel/teleportation, ethics, death, washed out bridge

Likely I read this story in OMNI Magazine or Isaac Asimov magazine in high school (1981-1985). I remember it involved people either travelling through time or teleporting but ethically they were not ...
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Help me identify a sci-fi teleporter story

Not sure if this was a book or a short-story. I read it in the late 80s. Teleportation devices had been built, but you needed both a send-unit and receiver-unit to transport something. So the two or ...
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Older science fiction, where renowned, only world news service is corrupt (Like Google doing Bad)

I read a VERY detailed book about the usual good guy with no abilities who stumbles upon 'bad dealings in high places'. In this case, it's the far future where the ONLY reliable thing in the whole ...
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Short story collection about Transporter “Doors”

I'm looking for a short story collection about different uses/inventions of transporter doors. I think it was just a single author collection, that I read in the early 2000s. In each story these ...
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Book about a guy that gets sent to a magical place because of an experiment, becomes a wizard [duplicate]

I'm trying to remember the name of a book series where a guy was broke and signed up to be the guinea pig in an experiment that sent him to a magical land where he ended up being a wizard, an "aa" ...
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Eighties post-apocalyptic book series with teleporters

This is (I believe) a 1980s series of books set in the US after a nuclear war. The central characters I think are constant across the books although I only read one of them. One character is a weapons ...
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Looking for an old short story - teleportation and airplanes

After reading this question, I'm reminded of a short story which involved portals between planets. The portals were unstable and weren't (couldn't be) anchored to the ground. To travel through one, ...
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what book is similar to john carter, but hero possessed a green alien's body on low gravity planet

please help me find the name of this book. I read a book when I was young, the human hero's consciousness gets transported to the mind of an alien being on a distant low-G planet. The alien being is ...
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Book set in Australia shortly after the invention of teleportation

The book takes place in the near future somewhere in Sydney, Australia. It takes place after the recent invention of teleportation. It explores the social, political impact/consequences of ...
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Human agent trapped by aliens and trying to escape

What is the name of the book or author in a science fiction novel in which: Prior to the events in the book: humanity discovered a means of teleporting between worlds and has established a number of ...
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Astronaut stranded on Mars and teleports back

I remember reading about this book/story on Wikipedia as if it were yesterday, but no matter how hard I try, I can't find it again. An astronaut is stranded on Mars and almost starves to death. In ...
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Why teleportation isn't the primary intra-ship transport mechanism?

As it seems to be possible to teleport people between two parts of the ship (e.g. TNG: Gambit, Part II), why the Transporter, instead of the Turbolift, isn't the primary mechanism to transport people ...
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Is Using a Portal the Same as Teleporting [closed]

This question stems from the game portal and some scifi concepts of Teleporting. The question stemmed from an office conversation following everyone seeing the internet meme of a guy licking his "...
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Book series where a man works to acquire skills on one planet to allow travel to another

Thank you and I apologize in advance for how few facts I can remember. I'm looking for the title of a book. I think it may be the first in a series of perhaps 3 or more books. I read it around 1990 ...
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Novel with teleportation and a progress-delaying bureaucrat?

A decade or more ago, I read a novel in which a bureaucrat (sorta), whose main responsibility was to prevent change from happening too rapidly, ends up trying to prevent all teleportation from failing....
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Does Starfleet have self-activated teleport technology? If so, have they ever used it?

I've seen multiple situations where non-starfleet beings teleport themselves to and from different locations by using a self-activated handheld device, i.e. they do not have to call their host ship to ...
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Book series about a group of humans rediscovered by an interstellar empire

I read it when I was young. A group of humans in one system are separated from a powerful human empire for several hundred years. The large empire accidentally finds them and slowly tries to conquer ...
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What were the consequences of Teletransportation for David Robert Jones?

Towards the end of Season 1, David Robert Jones shows up at the FBI and demands to speak with Olivia Dunham, during the conversation she says something that implies he's going to die as a side-effect ...
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Movie ID: purple teleportation

I'm trying to remember a movie I saw on TV in the mid to late 90s. It was live action and probably on the Disney Channel or Nickelodeon. It involved a strange teenage girl who was gradually revealed ...
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Story Identification: interplanetary war won by teleporting bombs past force fields

I'm trying to find a story for my father, from the 70s or earlier Earth is at war with aliens (possibly Martians) and was unable to effectively fight back as the aliens had planetary (or at least ...
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1980s series of stories in Analog: Teleportation, religious aspects

I recently emailed Analog recently concerning a series of stories published in their mag in the early to mid-1980's (IIRC). The current Analog staff was less than helpful-- "...we need a bit more ...
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Telepaths with different abilities, wind up on moon

The book/story was written before 1980 (at least). It centers on a young woman (on Earth) who can read thoughts. She has to hide this fact, because the authorities have discovered that some people ...
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H2G2 — Teleportation Also Results in Time Travel?

In The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Arthur, Ford, Zaphod, Trillian, and Marvin have just stolen Hotblack Desiato's stunt ship after leaving Milliways and traveled into the past 2 million ...
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Use of Spherical portals in fiction

In the vast majority of science fiction and fantasy that uses portals, the portals are a kind of two dimensional object or a long tunnel. Often, if a portal is a free standing door, those on the '...