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"I'm strictly an ivory-tower person. I can explain things but I can't do things."
- Isaac Asimov

Space-Split  
  Access to other dimensions provided by splitting space itself.  

Quobba acted as pilot and the wizened little Mizarian as flight-engineer, and they seemed perfectly to understand the bewildering banks of controls and instruments.

Ill throw in the space-split now and well really get going, the Vegan said. He reached for a communicator and spoke through it to the generator-rooms deeper in the ship.

Full power, Wilson. Im putting on the drive.

The propulsion jets were throbbing steadily. But as Quobba slowly opened a big lever, the needles on the space-speed dials jumped to dizzy heights. Kirk Hammond began to understand a little. The jets were what drove the ship, but the space-split was what made super-velocities possible.

If were actually splitting three-dimensional space ahead of us, how can we see space through our windows? he asked.

We are seeing by projected rays that shortcut the ordinary dimensions, as in the instantaneous undimensional telaudio. Those windows are now really vision-screens.

Technovelgy from The Star of Life, by Edmond Hamilton.
Published by Startling Stories in 1947
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