Parallel Universes In Fiction!

An Alternate Reality Or Alternate Universe – A Reality Of The Hypothetical Or A Reality We All Perceive As Hypothetical. 

A particular group of parallel universes is called a “multiverse,” though that term can also be used to describe the possible parallel universes that make up reality. While the three terms are generally synonymous and, in most cases, can be used interchangeably, sometimes there is an additional implicit connotation with the notion “different reality or universe,” which implies that reality is not constant of human experience and co-exists with the reality-like one. – Notice alternative story. 

This terminology “universe of a parallel nature” is more generic in absence of thinking a closeness or lack of closeness with this very universe we call our own. A universe in which the laws of nature are different, for example one in which there are no laws of motion, would generally be seen as a parallel universe, but not as an alternate reality and as a concept between the fantasy world and the earth.


The actual quantum mechanical hypothesis of the parallel universes is “universes separated by a single quantum event”.

Fiction has borrowed an idea of ​​”another world” of myth, legend and religion. Heaven, Hell, Olympus and Walhalla are “alternative universes” that are different from the known material range. Plato reflected deeply on the parallel realities, leading to Platonism, in which the higher reality is perfect, while the lower earthly reality is an imperfect shadow of the sky. The lower reality is similar, but with defects.

Ancient Mythology holds very similar notions, which tell of the scenario of an endless reality of universes, gods, belief systems and even their own afterlife to each unquestionable reality.

One of the first examples of science fiction is Murray Leinster’s Sideways in Time, in which parts of alternative universes replace the corresponding geographic regions in the universe. Sidewise in Time describes it in a similar way to latitude and longitude coordinates to mark its location on Earth. 

This also applies to time: latitude cycling is similar to driving in the past, present and future. While driving through Latitude, driving is perpendicular to time and other realities, hence the name of the story. Therefore, another common term for a parallel universe is “another dimension,” which arises from the idea that if the fourth dimension is time, the fifth dimension (a direction perpendicular to the fourth direction) is alternative realities.


In modern literature, a parallel universe can roughly be divided into two categories: to admit stories in which elements would normally violate the laws of nature; and to serve as a beginning area for great storytelling: “What would happen if the event was different?” A look back at these include the author’s Chronicles of Narnia, while examples of the latter include Harry Turtledove’s Worldwar series.

A parallel universe (or more precisely, the continuous interaction between the parallel universe and ours) can serve as a central point of action or simply be mentioned and discarded, as it has served its purpose, a kingdom without realism limitations Rarely mentions our or any other world, as the books are arranged in a parallel universe instead of “our” reality to allow magic to be in the disk. 

The Chronicles of Narnia also use this to a lesser degree: the idea of ​​parallel universes is mentioned, but in the introduction and at the end it is mentioned only briefly. Their main goal is to bring the protagonist of “our” reality on the stage of books.

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