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  • Spacetime is independent of any observer, but observers can use different coordinate systems when describing it. For example, atomic clocks onboard a Space Shuttle run slower than synchronized Earth-bound clocks.
  • Space-time is what we live in.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Vlad wagered it had to do with the space-time continuum or a cruel joke played by Fate.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • Primal light exploded, splattering space-time as with gobbets of Jell-O.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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  • Now there’s a space to be filled, in the too-warm air of my room, and a time also; a space-time, between here and now and there and then, punctuated by dinner.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • I approached a young man, a stocky fellow with a mailman’s cap and beer belly, wearing a down vest, and he looked at me as if I didn’t belong in his space-time dimension but had crossed over illegally, made a rude incursion.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Gravity is just a warp in space-time.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • They rather remind me of space-time theory.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Any nineteenth century physicist could have given unassailable reasons why atom bombs were impossible if his reason were not affronted at the question; any twentieth century physicist could explain why time travel was incompatible with the real world of space-time.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • They can build buildings, parks, signs, as well as things that do not exist in Reality, such as vast hovering overhead light shows, special neighborhoods where the rules of three-dimensional spacetime are ignored, and free-combat zones where people can go to hunt and kill each other.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash

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  • ("Is this sword now present the direct successor in space-time sequential change, aside from theoretical anomalies involved in between-universe transitions, of the sword used to loll the Never-Born?"
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Bulges appeared in the fabric of space-time.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • He says space-time is curved and that in curved space-time the shortest distance between two points is not a straight line but a line following the curve.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • He says space-time is curved and that in curved space-time the shortest distance between two points is not a straight line but a line following the curve.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Space-time distortion, but I’m no mathematician.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Or does it even make sense to use the word before, since time cannot exist without space and space-time without events and events without matter-energy?
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • For instance, at the very moment that Arthur said, "I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my life-style," a freak wormhole opened up in the fabric of the space-time continuum and carried his words far far back in time across almost infinite reaches of space to a distant Galaxy where strange and warlike beings were poised on the brink of frightful interstellar battle.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Theoretically it was possible to match two points in contra-rotation, twisting the insubstantial fabric of space-time in exact step with "real’ motions; practically such a solution was not only terribly wasteful of energy but almost unworkable— the ground surface beyond the gate tended to skid away like a slidewalk and tilt at odd angles.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
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