multiversal adj.

of or pertaining to a multiverse n. 1


  • 1963 M. Moorcock Blood Red Game in Science Fiction Adventures May 6 Michael Moorcock bibliography

    The Originators, creators of the multiversal seeding ground for their successors.

  • 1975 K. Wells Time of Mind in New Writings in SF (No. 27) 57 page image Keith Wells bibliography

    The Multiversal populace lived, thought and acted as One. There was nothing singular, everything existed as everything else.

  • 1996 T. Easton Reference Library in Analog Science Fiction & Fact Dec. 147/1 Thomas A. Easton

    Seeking help, Christopher flees to Gramps, who once more takes him out upon the five multiversal seas of Is, Was, Will Be, If, and Isnโ€™t with Mother in pursuit, hell-bent on either scooping or killing her son.

  • 1999 School Library Journal Oct. 178

    A romp through โ€˜the Multiverse,โ€™ where reality, symbolized by the infinity symbol, contains numerous worlds ranging from โ€˜ayewardsโ€™ to โ€˜naywardsโ€™ and back again. The Multiversal balance between positive and negative forces is maintained by a small and unchanging number of Magids, powerful magicians able to cross the boundaries of worlds at will; still, though possessed of extraordinary talents, Magids are โ€˜only human.โ€™

  • 1999 Astronomy Sept. 42

    Our universe would then be but one component of the multiverse, which has been growing through a series of Big Bangs for much longer than our little region of the multiversal whole. And it will continue to grow eternally.

  • 2007 I. McDonald Brasyl 115 Ian McDonald

    Her thesis was that all mind is a multiversal quantum computer and therefore a fundamental element of reality, and also linked across universes by quantum entanglement.

  • 2020 N. K. Jemisin City We Became xiii. 361 N. K. Jemisin bibliography

    My father bled for them buildings, and these multiversal motherfuckers stole my goddamn house.

Research requirements

antedating 1963

Earliest cite

Michael Moorcock

Research History
Irene Grumman submitted a 1996 cite from a book review by Thomas Easton of "Panda Ray," by Michael Kandel.
Ralf Brown located cites in etexts, from chapter 20 of W.T. Quick's "Singularities" (1990), and in the Books column in Asimov's magazine, December 2002: we would like to see cites from paper copies of these.
Bill Mullins submitted a 1999 cite from a book review by Christine C. Menefee of Diana Wynne Jones' "Deep Secret".
Bill Mullins submitted a cite from an article "Give peas a chance" by Tom Yulsman, in the September 1999 issue of Astronomy.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2020 cite from N.K. Jemisin.

We would be interested to see examples of any date from other authors.

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