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"A science fiction story is a story built around human beings, with a human problem and a human solution, which would not have happened at all without its scientific content."
- Theodore Sturgeon

Hyper-space  
  A realm or parallel universe in which it is possible to travel much faster than light.  

This is perhaps the first use of the term "hyperspace."

Are we not justified in supposing, by the analogy of the reversibility of reactions in chemistry, that the boundary lines of space and hyper-space may not be so rigidly drawn as we have supposed?
From The Invisible Bubble, by Kirk Meadowcroft.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1928
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Hyperspace is usually presented as an alternative to "normal space," that being the reality that we humans occupy.

John W. Campbell used it just three years later sans hyphen in Islands of Space:

Well we would be stuck if we didn't have this new method, for the acceleration would take too long. However, in the hyperspace we are going into, a new condition exists. Well you go into a hyperspace and move at any speed you please. I wonder then, how are you going to see where you are going?

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