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14th Dec '16 11:51:07 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* Some modern believers in a flat Earth (yes, there're people who believe it) say the world is encircled by a ''huge'' (150'-tall) wall of ice located in Antarctica[[note]]See [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/File:Flat_earth.png this map]] to understand what it means[[/note]], with thousands of {{Super Soldier}}s taking care nobody sees that barrier. Quoting from [[http://wiki.tfes.org/index.php?title=The_Ice_Wall their wiki]] in what refers to what exists beyond said wall:

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* Some modern believers in a flat Earth (yes, there're people who believe it) say the world is encircled by a ''huge'' (150'-tall) wall of ice located in Antarctica[[note]]See [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/File:Flat_earth.png for example this map]] to understand what it means[[/note]], with thousands of {{Super Soldier}}s taking care nobody sees that barrier. Quoting from [[http://wiki.tfes.org/index.php?title=The_Ice_Wall Quoting]] [[TheWikiRule from their wiki]] in what refers to what exists beyond said wall:
12th Dec '16 4:44:44 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* Some modern believers in a flat Earth (yes, there're people who believe it) say the world is encircled by a ''huge'' (150'-tall) wall of ice located in Antarctica[[note]]See [[http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/File:Flat_earth.png this map]] to understand what it means[[/note]], with thousands of {{Super Soldier}}s taking care nobody sees that barrier. Quoting from [[http://wiki.tfes.org/index.php?title=The_Ice_Wall their wiki]] in what refers to what exists beyond said wall:
-->Beyond the 150 foot Ice Wall is anyone's guess. How far the ice extends; how it terminates; and what exists beyond it, are questions to which no present human experience can reply. All we at present know is, that snow and hail, howling winds, and indescribable storms and hurricanes prevail; and that in every direction "human ingress is barred by unsealed escarpments of perpetual ice," extending farther than eye or telescope can penetrate, and becoming lost in gloom and darkness. Some hold that the tundra of ice and snow stretches forever eternally.
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10th Dec '16 1:55:03 AM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:350:When neighbors from another ''continent'' get too noisy.]]

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10th Dec '16 1:54:38 AM eroock
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30th Aug '16 3:04:30 PM margdean56
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* The TropeNamer is a short story by Theodore R. Cogswell in which it separated a magic-dominated half of the world with a science-dominated one.

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* The TropeNamer is a short story by Theodore R. Cogswell in which it separated a magic-dominated half of the world with from a science-dominated one.



* There's a short story by Arthur C. Clarke called "The Wall of Darkness" about a planet with a wall that divides it in half. The protagonist spends many years (and most of his wealth) building a staircase to climb the wall to see what's on the other side. [[spoiler:Turns out there is no other side, and the planet is essentially a 3D Möbius strip. The wall has been created in the distant past to prevent people from trying to go to the other side, which tends to drive people mad.]]

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* There's a short story by Arthur C. Clarke called "The Wall of Darkness" about a planet with a wall that divides it in half. The protagonist spends many years (and most of his wealth) building a staircase to climb the wall to see what's on the other side. [[spoiler:Turns out there is no other side, and the planet is essentially a 3D Möbius strip. The wall has been was created in the distant past to prevent people from trying to go to the other side, which tends to drive people mad.]]



* In ''Literature/TheDosadiExperiment'' the whole planet is encased inside "God Wall" [[DeflectorShields barrier]] as a part of said experiment. Not that it's ''completely'' impassable, but for [[TheMasquerade most people]] inside it is.

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* In ''Literature/TheDosadiExperiment'' the whole planet is encased inside the "God Wall" [[DeflectorShields barrier]] as a part of said experiment. Not that it's ''completely'' impassable, but for [[TheMasquerade most people]] inside it is.



* Marlen Haushofer's "The Wall" is about a woman one day waking up in a mountain valley with the whole valley suddenly surrounded by an invisible, impenetrable wall. With all life outside the wall apparently dead, the book deals with her trying to survive inside the valley. Wondering if she is the last human alive, she speculates about the origin of the wall, [[spoiler: which in the end is never revealed. She often thinks about trying to leave the valley, but never can't bring herself to risk it. What happens with her in the end is left open to the reader.]]

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* Marlen Haushofer's "The Wall" is about a woman one day waking up in a mountain valley with the whole valley suddenly surrounded by an invisible, impenetrable wall. With all life outside the wall apparently dead, the book deals with her trying to survive inside the valley. Wondering if she is the last human alive, she speculates about the origin of the wall, [[spoiler: which in the end is never revealed. She often thinks about trying to leave the valley, but never can't bring herself to risk it. What happens with to her in the end is left open to the reader.]]



* Natives of the planet Lookout in Jack McDevitt's "Omega" live on an isthmus (narrow strip between continents - like Panama), with basically-impassable terrain on both ends. They pretty much believe they're on an island amidst an infinity of ocean.
* The prologue to ''Forbidden Borders'' series by Michael Gear tells how SufficientlyAdvancedAliens [[ScaryDogmaticAliens tried to teach humans "reasonable" non-violent behaviour]] since they considered extermination unethical. They trapped a score of human colonies inside "gravitic bottle", which humans dubbed Forbidden Borders and [[ColonyDrop dropped an asteroid]] on Earth. First they tried to guide humans via a telepathic supercomputer. They managed to slow technological progress and make them forget Earth, but humans contacting the computer ended up forming a cult and keeping its knowledge to themselves. When the aliens tried to force the cult to share their knowledge, the cult just abandoned the computer. As of the series start the aliens were expecting humans to exterminate themselves in the upcoming war of attrition.
* The planet Saraksh in ''Literature/PrisonersOfPower'' by Creator/StrugatskyBrothers has an atmosphere with very high refraction, which leads its inhabitants to believe that they live not on the outer surface of the globe, but on the inner one. They can see the surface around them curving upward, [[AlienSky as far as dense low clouds allow to see]]. The idea that they live on an outer surface ("mas-saraksh", "inside-out world") is well known, damned by all religions, commonly used [[ForeignCussWord as an expletive]], but gives surprisingly accurate results for plotting trajectories of [=ICBMs=]. Only insane believe in existence of other worlds, and a crash-landed alien is considered a mutant.

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* Natives of the planet Lookout in Jack McDevitt's [=McDevitt=]'s "Omega" live on an isthmus (narrow strip between continents - -- like Panama), with basically-impassable terrain on both ends. They pretty much believe they're on an island amidst an infinity of ocean.
* The prologue to the ''Forbidden Borders'' series by Michael Gear tells how SufficientlyAdvancedAliens [[ScaryDogmaticAliens tried to teach humans "reasonable" non-violent behaviour]] since they considered extermination unethical. They trapped a score of human colonies inside "gravitic bottle", bottles", which humans dubbed Forbidden Borders Borders, and [[ColonyDrop dropped an asteroid]] on Earth. First they tried to guide humans via a telepathic supercomputer. They managed to slow technological progress and make them forget Earth, but humans contacting the computer ended up forming a cult and keeping its knowledge to themselves. When the aliens tried to force the cult to share their knowledge, the cult just abandoned the computer. As of the series start the aliens were expecting humans to exterminate themselves in the upcoming war of attrition.
* The planet Saraksh in ''Literature/PrisonersOfPower'' by the Creator/StrugatskyBrothers has an atmosphere with very high refraction, which leads its inhabitants to believe that they live not on the outer surface of the globe, but on the inner one. They can see the surface around them curving upward, [[AlienSky as far as dense low clouds allow them to see]]. The idea that they live on an outer surface ("mas-saraksh", "inside-out world") is well known, damned by all religions, commonly used [[ForeignCussWord as an expletive]], but gives surprisingly accurate results for plotting trajectories of [=ICBMs=]. Only the insane believe in existence of other worlds, and a crash-landed alien is considered a mutant.
31st Jul '16 5:28:47 PM nombretomado
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* The Source Wall is a wall around the entire {{DCU}}, which...well, who fucking knows. It makes no sense. Either 2D Space is in full effect or it lines the entire interior of the universe, in which case the universe is both finite and shaped in a way where that makes sense. Also, there are powerful cosmic beings embedded in the wall, and The Source (which may or may not be God) is on the other side.

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* The Source Wall is a wall around the entire {{DCU}}, Franchise/{{DCU}}, which...well, who fucking knows. It makes no sense. Either 2D Space is in full effect or it lines the entire interior of the universe, in which case the universe is both finite and shaped in a way where that makes sense. Also, there are powerful cosmic beings embedded in the wall, and The Source (which may or may not be God) is on the other side.
30th Jul '16 12:25:19 PM nombretomado
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* A global glacier surrounds the only habitable continent on all of {{Darkover}}, literally called The Wall Around the World by the inhabitants.

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* A global glacier surrounds the only habitable continent on all of {{Darkover}}, Literature/{{Darkover}}, literally called The Wall Around the World by the inhabitants.
8th Jul '16 9:10:30 PM Zyffyr
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* No mention of ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002''? The Mystic Wall separates the Light and Dark hemispheres of Eternia. For a time its utterly unbreachable and, as far as inhabitants on either side are concerned, a literal wall around their portion of the world. Right up until current events are kicked off in the series, when Skeletor breaks it down.

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* No mention of ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002''? ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002'' : The Mystic Wall separates the Light and Dark hemispheres of Eternia. For a time its utterly unbreachable and, as far as inhabitants on either side are concerned, a literal wall around their portion of the world. Right up until current events are kicked off in the series, when Skeletor breaks it down.
27th Jun '16 3:02:39 PM StFan
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* Creator/{{Ted Chiang}}'s ''Tower of Babylon'' is a speculative fiction short story where it's more of a ceiling [[spoiler: or floor]]. The vault of heaven is a literal stone roof to the universe, and the Babylonians have built a tower to talk to God, who they believe resides above it. [[spoiler: One of them makes it, only to emerge from a cavern deep in the Earth, back where he started--somewhat similar to the Clarke example above, the world loops back on itself.]] In another story, ''Exhalation'', the narrator mentions how he has "journeyed all the way to the edge of the world, and seen the solid chromium wall that extends from the ground up into the infinite sky."

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* Creator/{{Ted Chiang}}'s Creator/TedChiang's ''Tower of Babylon'' is a speculative fiction short story where it's more of a ceiling [[spoiler: or floor]]. The vault of heaven is a literal stone roof to the universe, and the Babylonians have built a tower to talk to God, who they believe resides above it. [[spoiler: One of them makes it, only to emerge from a cavern deep in the Earth, back where he started--somewhat similar to the Clarke example above, the world loops back on itself.]] In another story, ''Exhalation'', the narrator mentions how he has "journeyed all the way to the edge of the world, and seen the solid chromium wall that extends from the ground up into the infinite sky."



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* The [[{{Two-DSpace}} barrier around]] [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale the galaxy]] in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before".

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The [[{{Two-DSpace}} [[TwoDSpace barrier around]] [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale the galaxy]] in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before".



* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Inferno", the Doctor pushes through a barrier in time and ends up in a MirrorUniverse.

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In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Inferno", the Doctor pushes through a barrier in time and ends up in a MirrorUniverse.



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-->''Fry:'' Wow. So there's an infinite number of parallel universes?
-->''Professor Farnsworth:'' No, just the two.

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-->''Fry:'' -->'''Fry:''' Wow. So there's an infinite number of parallel universes?
-->''Professor Farnsworth:''
universes?\\
'''Professor Farnsworth:'''
No, just the two.
8th Jun '16 12:40:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the novel ''HardBoiledWonderlandAndTheEndOfTheWorld'', the End of the World sections take place in a town which has a wall around it, and once you come to the town you can't go outside the wall.

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* In the novel ''HardBoiledWonderlandAndTheEndOfTheWorld'', ''Literature/HardBoiledWonderlandAndTheEndOfTheWorld'', the End of the World sections take place in a town which has a wall around it, and once you come to the town you can't go outside the wall.



* The Void in Creator/PeterFHamilton's ''VoidTrilogy'', arguably.

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* The Void in Creator/PeterFHamilton's ''VoidTrilogy'', ''Literature/VoidTrilogy'', arguably.
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