Throughout the "omnicontinuum," indeterminacy generates an unlimited number of dissimilar universes;
some universe are cyclical whereas others expand indefinitely;
nothing can pass between them.
If the universes cannot interact, then does it make sense to say that they are parts of a single "omnicontinuum"?
Our universe began as a quantum fluctuation about twenty billion years ago;
energy concentrations called strings caused "'...the cellular distribution of galactic clusters...'" (p. 42);
this universe will expand indefinitely;
a unified field theory was formulated over a century before the action of the story;
the theory enables scientists to understand -
Four items are listed here. The list does not identify matter with energy.