- Interstellar teleporter
An interstellar teleporter is a hypothetical
technologyappearing in science fiction, typically in hard sci-fi, which teleports people and/or other objects over interstellar distances instantaneously. In some cases the matter of the physical person or object is scanned or disassembled at the point of departure and information is transmitted so that the person or object may be reassembled at the point of arrival. In other cases (such as "Springers" in John Barnes' Thousand Culture universe), the technology involves a "spatial coordinate remapping" whereby a distant location is remapped to a location adjacent to the point of departure on the device. This assumes existence of two coordinate systems in space: one "real" and one "relative". Another version makes use of wormholetheory, creating a fold in space to shorten travel time. All such forms of teleportation are purely hypothetical.
* The Door in
Lloyd Biggle Jr.'s short story " The Rule of the Door".
Gatein Ken Macleod's "". Macleod's gates are entrances to the wormhole skein, a network of Visser-Kar wormholes, referred to as Carlyle's Drift.
* Ramsbotham Jump in
Robert A. Heinlein's novel " Tunnel in the Sky".
Farcasterportals in the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons".
Runcibleon Neal Asher's novel " Gridlinked"
* Springer technology in John Barnes' series of novels:
A Million Open Doors"
Earth Made of Glass"
The Merchants of Souls"
The Armies of Memory"
Wargatein Bruce Balfour's " The Forge of Mars".
* The Stargate featured in the movie Stargate and the follow up series'
Stargate SG-1and Stargate Atlantis.
* An intergalactic teleporter made a brief appearance in the
John Carpenterhorror movie They Live.
* Wormholes feature in
Peter F Hamilton's Commonwealth Saga, connecting over 600 worlds.
* Land-based wormhole gates in
Robert Charles Wilson's novel Spin.
The Rowanseries by Anne McCaffreyfeatures psionic, rather than technological, means of interstellar teleportation.
* The USS Voyager in finds a species with subspace teleport technology able to cross thousands of lightyears.
* The Mass Relays in the "
Mass Effect" games.
Roy Sorenson. 2003. "". Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-515903-9. Pp. 144-145.
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