Into the Fourth

Adam Shirk | published Feb, 1925

added May 17, 2024
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First Date of Publication
Feb, 1925
Original Source
Weird Tales
Original Source Type
Magazine - Pulp
Short Story
Original Language
Kasman Review
Summary: A mathematician delving into the mysteries of higher dimensional mathematics inexplicably obtains a portal into the fourth dimension in his study, which a thief accesses to no good end.

Story Tag Line: For years have I studied the problem of the fourth dimension […] The gateway to the unknown!


  • Vijay Fafat
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    Another one of those flimsy “Fourth Dimension” dimension stories; standard fare: a mathematician breathlessly invokes the higher spatial dimension to conjure up a window into hyperspace. This time, a thief falls through it, comes back in a mirror-reversed form, manages to write a cogent note explaining some details and then goes back into the fourth dimension, followed by the mathematician.

    Nothing redeeming about the story but there it is, in pulp memory…