multiverse n. 2

in figurative use: a sphere of very varied possibility, such as the mind or the imagination

  • 1973 S. Coleman Books in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Nov. 27/2 page image Sidney Coleman bibliography

    Emotionally, time travel has two faces: the bright multiverse of infinite possibility, and the grim infernal machine of closed causal loops.

  • 1979 M. Bishop Storming the Bijou, Mon Amour in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine June 53 page image Michael Bishop bibliography

    This beam blazed in the darkness like a sun, a great white hole emptying a multiverse of backwards images into the visions of the Pittites.

  • 1987 N. Spinrad Little Heroes (1989) 150 Norman Spinrad

    How many times had she experienced such a magic moment of reality transformation from on high as the LSD or the mescaline or the peyote began its rush through her brain, as ordinary earth-bound reality dissolved into the multiverse of the infinite possible, taking her spirit with it?

  • 1993 Science Fiction Stud. Nov. 457

    Postmodernist fiction…assumes that the world is not one, that we function in an ontologically plural multiverse of experience in which the classical subject is decentered and fragmented.

  • 2000 Atlanta Journal & Constitution (Electronic ed.) 25 Dec.

    One of the hottest insider sites is In addition to television, movies, books and more, it delivers a steady menu of what’s new in the multiverse.

  • 2005 J. G. McDaid Keyboard Practice in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan. page image John G. McDaid bibliography

    The endlessly restless consumer shunting through the Net’s multiverse.

Research requirements

antedating 1973

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