a universe or reality completely separate from ours which is much smaller, may have different natural laws, and may be artificially created
He'd evidently put aside the small contrivance I'd last seen him working on, and he'd made a gadget—a diamagnet or whatever it ought to be called—a thing that closed space around itself in a pocket universe when it was turned on—that was extendible.
You used that extensible contrivance, and made a pocket universe that reached from the inside of his baggage to where you were. You absorbed the space between. And you looted his luggage from the inside, took the proceeds and put them in a fund to be used for the progress of Hondagua.
How about having Leinster write a sequel concerning life on the inside of a pocket universe.
Just where was the universe-generator, the small one, with Santos in the large pocket universe, or in the laboratory?
The writer is not allowed to bring in moral judgments, what ‘everyone knows’ about the condition of the world or dogma of any sort. His characters may of course believe in these things, or they would not seem like people; but no individual who sets out to create a pocket universe is allowed the luxury of evading his responsibilities behind a bunch of mere words, no matter how skillfully spoken or how comforting their message.
Then he would have to find the gate that would give entrance to the pocket universe.
Kickaha had been transmitted into an artificial universe, a pocket universe, created by a Lord named Jadawin.
No, compadres, it is not a hole-o-graph. It is a hyperpocket, a dimensional bridge to a…ahem…pocket universe. Regardez!
No one knows where (or when) Istus makes her abode. Some savants postulate that there is a nexus linking the other planes of existence to a pocket universe which only she, and her webs of fate, can enter or exit.
Heinlein cleverly arranged for the crew to be ignorant of the ship’s original purpose, going so far as to create a ‘pocket universe’ in which the people involved did not even know they were on a ship.
Freelance writer Max P. Belin raises the scope of the investigation by several orders of magnitude with his discussion of ‘pocket universes’, the literary convention which allows an author to create worlds where any conditions may prevail, thus avoiding the ‘transportation’ problem inherent in our own universe.
It was, the Belgian said, as though the city, in its convulsion and grief, had spontaneously and necessarily generated this hidden pocket universe of the soul, its few unbroken windows painted over with black rubber aquarium paint.
Kris couldn’t mention any of that in this damn pocket universe, built solely to glorify the heroic past.
'M. Leinster' 'Pocket Universes'
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