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High Threshold (1951) [Short Story]
by Alan E. Nourse Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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A team of cutting-edge physicists has made a mind bending discovery--literally. Experiments in supercooled materials have opened a door into four-dimensional space, and subjects who stare at the shining portal quickly go insane and suffer horrible deaths.

Enter Gail, a nineteen year old experimental subject with a high threshold for adaptation, supposedly able to adjust to any situation or stress no matter how unreal or otherworldly. She is the physicists' last hope to explore the dangerous and fascinating reality of higher dimensions. But will she too go insane?

First published in Astounding Science Fiction, March 1951.

Original title: High Threshold
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Omnibus of Science Fiction, the (1952) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , H. P. Lovecraft , Isaac Asimov , Ray Bradbury , Jack London , James Blish , L. Sprague de Camp , A.E. van Vogt , Jack Vance , Fletcher Pratt , Damon Knight , Murray Leinster , Richard Matheson , Eric Frank Russell , Theodore Sturgeon , John D. MacDonald , Lewis Padgett , Wyman Guin , Lester del Rey , Raymond F. Jones , Alan E. Nourse , Fredric Brown , A.J. Deutsch , Anthony Boucher , William Tenn , Paul Ernst , David H. Keller , Katherine MacLean , John Leimert , B.F. Ruby , Will H. Gray , David Grinnell , Mark Clifton , Ross Rocklynne , Ann Griffith , R.R. Winterbotham , Ralph Williams , Chester S. Geier , W. Hilton-Young , André Maurois , Ralph Robin , H.B. Fyfe , Robert Abernathy , Peter Phillips

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