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Satoshi Tomizu Creates Pocket Universes And Worldcraft Bubbles In Glass
This isn't really a Science Fiction in the News story, in the sense in which sfnal ideas really come true, but the artist Satoshi Tomizu has created some beautiful artifacts.
In 1946, Murray Leinster wrote about pocket universes:
He'd evidently put aside the small contrivance I'd last seen him working on, and he'd made a gadget—a diamagnet or whatever it ought to be called—a thing that closed space around itself in a pocket universe when it was turned on—that was extendible.
Philip K Dick used the same idea to brilliant effect in his 1953 short story The Trouble with Bubbles, describing Worldcraft bubbles:
The Worldcraft bubble glittered, catching the light...
Lora turned on the bubble. It glowed, winking into brilliance...
She increased the magnification, bringing the microscopic central planet into focus...
Again Lora increased the magnification. The central planet grew, showing a pale green ocean lapping faintly at a low shoreline. A city came into view, towers and broad streets, fine ribbons of gold and steel. Above, twin suns beamed down, warming the city. Myriads of inhabitants swarmed about their activities...
The inhabitants of the city came into sharp view. They hurried about their business, endless thousands of them. In cars and on foot. Across spidery spans between buildings, breathtakingly beautiful.
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