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* ThinDimensionalBarrier: The reason people are able to cross to and from the Universe Between by simply moving in the correct direction. This direction is invisible to almost everyone, but those who have crossed over with their eyes open will always see it everywhere from that point on. It is also the reason why their universe started coming apart at the seams when the transmatter machine couldn't be shut down.

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* ThinDimensionalBarrier: The reason people are able to cross to and from the Universe Between by simply moving in the correct direction. This direction is invisible to almost everyone, but those who have crossed over with their eyes open will always see it everywhere from that point on. It is also the reason why their universe started coming apart at the seams when the transmatter machine couldn't be shut down.down.
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[[caption-width-right:250: An infinity of universes lie just beyond the Threshold...]]

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[[caption-width-right:250: An infinity of Infinite universes lie just beyond the Threshold...]]


* {{Telepathy}}: It's unclear if their abilities natural, technological, or some kind of artifact caused by dimensional distortion, but people from the Other Side are capable of directly exchanging thoughts, emotions and even sensory information with people from Robert's universe. After years of trying to decipher the fleeting bits of thought and feeling that managed to pass through the nigh-unbreakable communication barrier separating their universes, a flaw in the threshold routing system forces the Thresholders to make full contact with Robert's mind. Telepathy of any kind is ''not'' natural for his version of humanity, and even when using Sharnan's mind as a buffer the process is still extremely dangerous, painful and exhausting for him. It gets easier with repeated attempts, but that first connection carries with it a very real threat of madness or even death.

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* {{Telepathy}}: It's unclear if their abilities are natural, technological, or some kind of artifact caused by dimensional distortion, but people from the Other Side are capable of directly exchanging thoughts, emotions and even sensory information with people from Robert's universe. After years of trying to decipher the fleeting bits of thought and feeling that managed to pass through the nigh-unbreakable communication barrier separating their universes, a flaw in the threshold routing system forces the Thresholders to make full contact with Robert's mind. Telepathy of any kind is ''not'' natural for his version of humanity, and even when using Sharnan's mind as a buffer the process is still extremely dangerous, painful and exhausting for him. It gets easier with repeated attempts, but that first connection carries with it a very real threat of madness or even death.


Enter Robert Benedict, a young man trained from birth to safely cross the "Threshold" and navigate the mysterious "Other Side", a neighboring universe with such bizarre geometry that several of the people who discovered it died from shock just from being momentarily exposed to it. As it turns out, the Other Side is being mangled and torn apart by the energy of the transmatter, and it falls to Robert to find a way initiate real contact with a people he cannot see, hear, or even properly speak to, before their desperation to stop the transmatter forces them to destroy the entire Earth.

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Enter Robert Benedict, a young man trained from birth to safely cross the "Threshold" "threshold" and navigate the mysterious "Other Side", a neighboring universe with such bizarre geometry that several of the people who discovered it died from shock just from being momentarily exposed to it. after accidentally crossing over. As it turns out, the Other Side is being mangled and torn apart by the energy of objects and air molecules being forced through it by the malfunctioning transmatter, and it falls to Robert to find a way initiate real contact with a people he cannot see, hear, or even properly speak to, before their desperation to find and stop the transmatter forces them to destroy the entire Earth.


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* AwakeningTheSleepingGiant: The people of the Other Side knew about Robert's universe long before his knew about theirs, but they never made contact or interfered until the transmatter incident, whereupon they took advantage of their position as the Universe Between to open massive holes into his universe, sucking in colossal tracts of land and even whole chunks of major cities in a desperate attempt to find the transmatter before it ripped their space to shreds. By the time Robert finally made contact, they were on the brink of initiating massive, indiscriminate, planet-destroying land grabs in order to save themselves.


In a world hurtling headlong toward social and economic ruin, scientist Hank Merry finally manages to create a working matter teleportation machine, the transmatter, to be used for the transportation of raw materials from other planets to Earth. Except that the machine isn't actually finished, and nobody knows ''how'' it is working. What at first seemed to be mankind's salvation turns out to be its worst nightmare as huge chunks of the Earth and its major cities begin to disappear into nothing without a single trace left behind. Whatever the transmatter machine is doing it is making ''someone'', ''somewhere'', '''''very''''' angry.

Enter Robert Benedict, a young man trained from birth to safely cross the "Threshold" and navigate the mysterious "Other Side", a neighboring universe with such bizarre geometry that several of the people who discovered it died from shock just from being momentarily exposed to it. As it turns out, the Other Side is being mangled and torn apart by the energy of the transmatter machine, and it falls to Robert to find a way initiate real contact with a people he cannot see, hear, or even properly speak to, before their desperation to stop the transmatter machine forces them to destroy the entire Earth.

Written by science-fiction author Alan E. Nourse and originally released in 1951 as two short stories "High Threshold" and "The Universe Between"



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In a world hurtling headlong toward social and economic ruin, scientist Hank Merry finally manages to create a working matter teleportation machine, the transmatter, to be used for the transportation of raw materials from other planets to Earth. Except that the machine isn't actually finished, and nobody knows ''how'' it is actually working. What at first seemed to be mankind's salvation turns out to be its worst nightmare as huge chunks of the Earth and its major cities begin to disappear into nothing without a single trace left behind. Whatever the transmatter machine is doing it is making ''someone'', ''somewhere'', '''''very''''' angry.

Enter Robert Benedict, a young man trained from birth to safely cross the "Threshold" and navigate the mysterious "Other Side", a neighboring universe with such bizarre geometry that several of the people who discovered it died from shock just from being momentarily exposed to it. As it turns out, the Other Side is being mangled and torn apart by the energy of the transmatter machine, transmatter, and it falls to Robert to find a way initiate real contact with a people he cannot see, hear, or even properly speak to, before their desperation to stop the transmatter machine forces them to destroy the entire Earth.

Written by science-fiction author Alan E. Nourse and originally released in 1951 as two short stories "High Threshold" and "The Universe Between"


Between", the story explores themes of communication between people of radically different cultures and backgrounds, the unknown complexities of the universe, resource depletion and conservation, overpopulation, and how humanity can never truly know all there is about the nature of reality.


In a world hurtling headlong toward social and economic ruin, scientist Hank Merry finally manages to create a working matter teleportation machine, to be used for the transportation of raw materials from other planets to Earth. Except that the machine isn't actually finished, and nobody knows ''how'' it is working. What at first seemed to be mankind's salvation turns out to be its worst nightmare as huge chunks of the Earth and its major cities begin to disappear into nothing without a single trace left behind. Whatever the transmatter is doing it is making ''someone'', ''somewhere'', ''''very'''' angry.

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In a world hurtling headlong toward social and economic ruin, scientist Hank Merry finally manages to create a working matter teleportation machine, the transmatter, to be used for the transportation of raw materials from other planets to Earth. Except that the machine isn't actually finished, and nobody knows ''how'' it is working. What at first seemed to be mankind's salvation turns out to be its worst nightmare as huge chunks of the Earth and its major cities begin to disappear into nothing without a single trace left behind. Whatever the transmatter machine is doing it is making ''someone'', ''somewhere'', ''''very'''' angry.
'''''very''''' angry.

Enter Robert Benedict, a young man trained from birth to safely cross the "Threshold" and navigate the mysterious "Other Side", a neighboring universe with such bizarre geometry that several of the people who discovered it died from shock just from being momentarily exposed to it. As it turns out, the Other Side is being mangled and torn apart by the energy of the transmatter machine, and it falls to Robert to find a way initiate real contact with a people he cannot see, hear, or even properly speak to, before their desperation to stop the transmatter machine forces them to destroy the entire Earth.

Written by science-fiction author Alan E. Nourse and originally released in 1951 as two short stories "High Threshold" and "The Universe Between"




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[[caption-width-right:350: An infinity of universes lie just beyond the Threshold...]]

->''"A terrifying twist in time and space threatens parallel words with destruction!"''

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->''"A terrifying twist in time and space threatens parallel words with destruction!"''
total destruction!"''

In a world hurtling headlong toward social and economic ruin, scientist Hank Merry finally manages to create a working matter teleportation machine, to be used for the transportation of raw materials from other planets to Earth. Except that the machine isn't actually finished, and nobody knows ''how'' it is working. What at first seemed to be mankind's salvation turns out to be its worst nightmare as huge chunks of the Earth and its major cities begin to disappear into nothing without a single trace left behind. Whatever the transmatter is doing it is making ''someone'', ''somewhere'', ''''very'''' angry.


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[[caption-width-right:350: An infinity of universes lie just beyond the Threshold...]]

->''"A terrifying twist in time and space threatens parallel words with destruction!"''



* {{Telepathy}}: It's unclear if their abilities natural, technological, or some kind of artifact caused by dimensional distortion, but people from the Other Side are capable of directly exchanging thoughts, emotions and even sensory information with people from Robert's universe. After years of trying to decipher the fleeting bits of thought and feeling that managed to pass through the nigh-unbreakable semantic barrier separating their universes, a flaw in the threshold routing system forces the Thresholders to make full contact with Robert's mind. Telepathy of any kind is ''not'' natural for his version of humanity, and even when using Sharnan's mind as a buffer the process is still extremely dangerous, painful and exhausting for him. It gets easier with repeated attempts, but that first connection carries with it a very real threat of madness or even death.

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* {{Telepathy}}: It's unclear if their abilities natural, technological, or some kind of artifact caused by dimensional distortion, but people from the Other Side are capable of directly exchanging thoughts, emotions and even sensory information with people from Robert's universe. After years of trying to decipher the fleeting bits of thought and feeling that managed to pass through the nigh-unbreakable semantic communication barrier separating their universes, a flaw in the threshold routing system forces the Thresholders to make full contact with Robert's mind. Telepathy of any kind is ''not'' natural for his version of humanity, and even when using Sharnan's mind as a buffer the process is still extremely dangerous, painful and exhausting for him. It gets easier with repeated attempts, but that first connection carries with it a very real threat of madness or even death.


* DimensionalTraveler: Robert Benedict and Sharnan. Robert's mother Gail can tolerate the Other Side for a few minutes at a time, but only Robert and Sharnan can cross over at will and stay for extended periods due to their specialized, early training.

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* DimensionalTraveler: Robert Benedict and Sharnan. Robert's mother Gail can tolerate the Other Side for a few minutes at a time, but only Robert and Sharnan can cross over at will and stay for extended periods due to their specialized, early training. After making proper contact with the Thresholders, the humanity of Robert's universe all become dimensional travelers by virtue of using the automated Threshold Chambers to make intra-solar and interstellar journeys, albeit blindfolded and strapped into a chair.


* DimensionalTraveler: Robert Benedict and Sharnan. Robert's mother Gail can tolerate the Other Side for a few minutes at a time, but only Robert and Sharnan can cross over at will and stay for extended periods.

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* DimensionalTraveler: Robert Benedict and Sharnan. Robert's mother Gail can tolerate the Other Side for a few minutes at a time, but only Robert and Sharnan can cross over at will and stay for extended periods.periods due to their specialized, early training.


* AnotherDimension: Robert's universe and the Universe Between are only two of an infinite number of universes with radically different and often extremely hazardous natural laws, including an anti-matter universe and a universe with a ''reversed second law of thermodynamics''. Some universes have thinner "walls" than others, allowing them to poke holes into other universes, or to have other universes poke holes into theirs.

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* AnotherDimension: The entire story is about the discovery of an alternate universe, and Robert's universe struggle to cross the seemingly impregnable linguistic, semantic, cultural, and the Universe Between are only two of an infinite number of universes psychological barriers blocking contact with radically different the people there in order to solve a whole host of severe social and often economic issues, including finding out ''why they've suddenly started launching extremely hazardous natural laws, including an anti-matter universe and a universe with a ''reversed second law of thermodynamics''. Some universes have thinner "walls" than others, allowing them to poke holes into other universes, or to have other universes poke holes into theirs.destructive attacks against his universe''.


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* TheMultiverse: Robert's universe and the Universe Between are only two of an infinite number of universes with radically different and often extremely hazardous natural laws, including an anti-matter universe and a universe with a ''reversed second law of thermodynamics''. Some universes have thinner "walls" than others, allowing them to poke holes into other universes, or to have other universes poke holes into theirs.


* {{Telepathy}}: It's unclear if their abilities natural, technological, or some kind of artifact caused by dimensional distortion, but people from the Other Side are capable of directly exchanging thoughts, emotions and even sensory information with people from Robert's universe. After years of trying to decipher the fleeting bits of thought and feeling that managed to pass through the unbreakable semantic barrier separating their universes, a flaw in the threshold routing system forces the Thresholders to make full contact with Robert's mind. Telepathy of any kind is *not* natural for his version of humanity, and even when using Sharnan's mind as a buffer the process is still extremely dangerous, painful and exhausting for him. It gets easier with repeated attempts, but that first connection carries with it a very real threat of madness or even death.

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* {{Telepathy}}: It's unclear if their abilities natural, technological, or some kind of artifact caused by dimensional distortion, but people from the Other Side are capable of directly exchanging thoughts, emotions and even sensory information with people from Robert's universe. After years of trying to decipher the fleeting bits of thought and feeling that managed to pass through the unbreakable nigh-unbreakable semantic barrier separating their universes, a flaw in the threshold routing system forces the Thresholders to make full contact with Robert's mind. Telepathy of any kind is *not* ''not'' natural for his version of humanity, and even when using Sharnan's mind as a buffer the process is still extremely dangerous, painful and exhausting for him. It gets easier with repeated attempts, but that first connection carries with it a very real threat of madness or even death.



* ThinDimensionalBarrier: The reason people are able to cross to and from the Universe Between by simply moving in the correct direction. This direction is invisible to almost everyone, but those who have crossed over with their eyes open will always see it everywhere from that point on.

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* ThinDimensionalBarrier: The reason people are able to cross to and from the Universe Between by simply moving in the correct direction. This direction is invisible to almost everyone, but those who have crossed over with their eyes open will always see it everywhere from that point on. It is also the reason why their universe started coming apart at the seams when the transmatter machine couldn't be shut down.


* Telepathy: It's unclear if their abilities natural, technological, or some kind of artifact caused by dimensional distortion, but people from the Other Side are capable of directly exchanging thoughts, emotions and even sensory information with people from Robert's universe. After years of trying to decipher the fleeting bits of thought and feeling that managed to pass through the unbreakable semantic barrier separating their universes, a flaw in the threshold routing system forces the Thresholders to make full contact with Robert's mind. Telepathy of any kind is *not* natural for his version of humanity, and even when using Sharnan's mind as a buffer the process is still extremely dangerous, painful and exhausting for him. It gets easier with repeated attempts, but that first connection carries with it a very real threat of madness or even death.

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* Telepathy: {{Telepathy}}: It's unclear if their abilities natural, technological, or some kind of artifact caused by dimensional distortion, but people from the Other Side are capable of directly exchanging thoughts, emotions and even sensory information with people from Robert's universe. After years of trying to decipher the fleeting bits of thought and feeling that managed to pass through the unbreakable semantic barrier separating their universes, a flaw in the threshold routing system forces the Thresholders to make full contact with Robert's mind. Telepathy of any kind is *not* natural for his version of humanity, and even when using Sharnan's mind as a buffer the process is still extremely dangerous, painful and exhausting for him. It gets easier with repeated attempts, but that first connection carries with it a very real threat of madness or even death.


* Telepathy: It's unclear if their abilities natural, technological, or some kind of artifact caused by dimensional distortion, but people from the Other Side are capable of directly exchanging thoughts, emotions and even sensory information with people from Robert's universe. After years of trying to decipher the fleeting bits of thought and feeling that managed to pass through the unbreakable semantic barrier separating their universes, a flaw in the threshold routing system forces the Thresholders to make full contact with Robert's mind. Telepathy of any kind is *not* natural for his version of humanity, and even when using Sharnan's mind as a buffer the process is still extremely dangerous, painful and exhausting for him. It gets easier with repeated attempts, but that first connection carries with it a very real threat of madness or even death.

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* Telepathy: *Telepathy: It's unclear if their abilities natural, technological, or some kind of artifact caused by dimensional distortion, but people from the Other Side are capable of directly exchanging thoughts, emotions and even sensory information with people from Robert's universe. After years of trying to decipher the fleeting bits of thought and feeling that managed to pass through the unbreakable semantic barrier separating their universes, a flaw in the threshold routing system forces the Thresholders to make full contact with Robert's mind. Telepathy of any kind is *not* natural for his version of humanity, and even when using Sharnan's mind as a buffer the process is still extremely dangerous, painful and exhausting for him. It gets easier with repeated attempts, but that first connection carries with it a very real threat of madness or even death.

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* Telepathy: It's unclear if their abilities natural, technological, or some kind of artifact caused by dimensional distortion, but people from the Other Side are capable of directly exchanging thoughts, emotions and even sensory information with people from Robert's universe. After years of trying to decipher the fleeting bits of thought and feeling that managed to pass through the unbreakable semantic barrier separating their universes, a flaw in the threshold routing system forces the Thresholders to make full contact with Robert's mind. Telepathy of any kind is *not* natural for his version of humanity, and even when using Sharnan's mind as a buffer the process is still extremely dangerous, painful and exhausting for him. It gets easier with repeated attempts, but that first connection carries with it a very real threat of madness or even death.

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