Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Multi-Dimensional Fiction

OK. After literary hereafters and the English Civil War (see here), there is a third common theme: multidimensional fiction. We recently considered several kinds of dimensions in Poul Anderson's works:

the three spatial dimensions;
the single temporal dimension of an immutable timeline;
the two temporal dimensions of a mutable timeline;
the one or more inter-cosmic dimensions of a multiverse.

Question included:

How many of these dimensions can be incorporated into the 4N-dimensional framework of the Time Patrol universe?

Can there be a megamultiverse?

I raise these questions again because I am currently exploring the ten or eleven dimensions of Alan Moore's Jerusalem. See also here.

2 comments:

David Birr said...

Paul:
"Can there be a megamultiverse?"

To quote Prince Rupert, or PA's version of him, anyway:
"I dare not say what limits God has laid on His creating,"...

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, DAVID!

Dang! Why didn't I think of quoting that? It's such a true, appropriate, and apt answer to Paul's question!

Poul Anderson has written so many quotable and wise things!

Sean