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The Dangerous Dimension

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Dr. Henry Mudge undergoes a striking personality change when he discovers a mathematical formula"Equation C"that defines a mysterious negative dimension. He is instantly transported to any location in the solar system by merely thinking of iteven when he doesn't want to. ...more
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Published March 15th 2010 by Galaxy Press, LLC (first published July 1938)
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Jan 05, 2014 Dale rated it it was ok
While a cute concept, the story just does not work all that well

Originally published in the magazine Astounding Science Fiction in 1938.
Re-published in e-book format by Galaxy Press in 2010.

On the internet you can find rumors that this was L. Ron Hubbard's first science fiction story. Purportedly, the editor was looking for something that was breezy, funny and easy-to-read. I have no idea if this really true, but this short story is certainly all of those things.

Sadly, it's just not a very good
Oct 15, 2011 Heather rated it liked it
I can't forgive him scientology - but I do find his ideas fun and easily digested.
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Ah, the power of thought. It is a strong entity on its own, but what if, with the right conditions, you could transport from right here to anywhere in the known universe… with just a single thought? When Dr. Henry Mudge stumbles upon the infamous Equation C, he enables the ability to do just that. Trouble is, just how on earth do you stop it?

From the moment you meet him, Henry Mudge is a bit muddled or, rather, addled. Late for a lect
Steve Walker
Dec 05, 2015 Steve Walker rated it liked it
standard pulp fiction at its best! This was a fun and nostalgic read back to a time when science fiction was alive with the likes of John Campbell, Robert Heinlein, Issac Asimov, et al.

There is nothing too astounding in the story, or reflective of humanity, but just Hubbard's storytelling style and the idioms of the day made this a fun read
Bess  Ritenour Acey
May 19, 2010 Bess Ritenour Acey rated it it was ok
I did finish the book however did not care for it.The book is short it would not take long for you to read. It was about a a man nammed Henry Mudge he would think of a place and be there he came up with a new equation. Equation c that was the reason he was able to imagine a place and be there. He reversed the equations and that is what made it possible for him to let his mind take him to another place. Equation D is what made him not be able to go where his thoughts would take him.
Did it happen
Oct 24, 2015 Emily rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, short-stories
A short, fun, light-hearted vintage pulp read.
Dec 14, 2014 Shyam rated it liked it
short read.
Haha. Good book!! A great sci-fi adventure with a definite sense of humor. :P I liked how the one place he most didn't want to think about and that would mean certain death if he transported there, ended up being the sun. lol. Very true though; he would have been dead from the heat before he could have ever thought himself elsewhere.
Sep 26, 2010 Matthew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
A fantastic little short story by L. Ron Hubbard about a man who must deal with the horror of being able to teleport anywhere. It is quick, witty and a nice ready for a 20 minutes.
Mar 01, 2012 Aymee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Ahhh, the power of the mind... This was one hysterical romp through space and time. A very quick read, full of laughs and ideas that might keep you up at night. What if, indeed.
Oct 02, 2011 Betsy rated it really liked it
One of his many short stories. What an imagination he has. This story is about being able to move through space by using your mind. Be careful where you wish for.
Jul 12, 2014 Laurette rated it liked it
A very fun and amusing short story about a man who instantly teleports to any place he thinks of. I really enjoyed it, wished it had been longer!
Sep 04, 2010 Alyssa rated it really liked it
This story was way too short! It was extremely fantastical and kept my interest throughout, I could not put it down!
Sep 07, 2011 Steve rated it liked it
My first L. Ron Hubbard book and very impressed with the writing. It won't be my last book by this author.
Dec 12, 2010 Tom rated it liked it
Intiguing. Imaginative. Ah, the golden age of pulp fiction.
May 28, 2011 Francisco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muy entretenida historia corta. Ingeniosa y divertida.
Nicole G.
Jul 16, 2013 Nicole G. rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
A fun little pulp story about the power of the mind.
Jun 24, 2010 Mawdawgie rated it it was ok
Yep! L. Ron Hubbard.
May 30, 2011 Emily rated it really liked it
A fun short story.
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L. Ron Hubbard was a popular pulp writer of science fiction, fantasy, adventure, mysteries and westerns during the 1930s and later founder of Dianetics and Scientology.

Known Pseudonyms:
Frederick Engelhardt
Kurt von Rachen
Rene LaFayete/Rene La Fayette/René Lafayette
Frankie Rohne
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