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"...if you want to know what your future looks like, don't waste your time on Analog; read Time magazine. We are already saturated in the future. "
- Peter Watts

Dimension Shifting Apparatus  
  Achieves faster than light space travel by moving into a different, parallel dimension.  

Scientist and explorer Ran Argal moved away from Earth at normal speeds, until ready to explore the cosmos! All to find a new planet for humanity, whose Earth was covered in a new ice age.

The time had come to start my real journey. A little hesitatingly, I closed the switches of my newly invented dimension shifting apparatus. It began to hum loudly, and everything in the craft glowed with pale light.

The mechanism was shifting every atom of matter in the ship into a different and parallel dimension. This made it possible for the ship to attain colossal velocities of many millions of light-speeds relative to our own ordinary three dimensions.

Anxiously I peered forth. Despite the fact that I was now dimensionally different, the sun and its planets and the thronging stars of our galaxy looked the same, for I had constructed the windows and instruments of the craft so that bodies beyond the solar system would be so.

I closed the control of the power impulses. The ship shot forward with a speed that no matter had ever attained before. At many millions of times the velocity of light, my craft cometed out through the universe.

From Cosmic Quest, by Edmond Hamilton.
Published by Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1936
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Compare to the space warp from The Cometeers (1936) by Jack Williamson, the Overdrive from First Contact (1945) by Murray Leinster, the spacewarp drive from What Mad Universe (1949) by Frederic Brown and the Stardrive from Childhood's End (1953) by Arthur C. Clarke.

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