a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
"William E. Emba"|
Uses the fourth dimension as geewhiz terminology to explain
a matter duplicator/unduplicator. Includes a tesseract.
But if you ignore the story's explanation involving time as
the fourth dimension for the rank pointlessness that it is,
and substitute a genuinely geometric fourth dimension for the
effects that happen (as in, reality has a bit of 4D thickness,
and the contraption grabs slices) then it's not actually all
At least temporarily, this story is available for free on-line from webscription.net. I didn't put it there so I have no idea how much longer it is likely to stay before a copyright holder forces them to take it down.
Robert W. Franson|
This story first appeared in Astounding, December 1935.
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