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Alternate reality

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Alternate reality (or Alternative reality, UK English) often refers to parallel universes in fiction, a self-contained separate world, universe or reality coexisting with the real world, which is used as a recurring plot point or setting used in fantasy and science fiction.

Alternate reality may also refer to:


Arts and media[edit]

  • Alternate history, a genre of fiction consisting of stories that are set in worlds in which historical events unfold differently from the real world
  • Alternate universe (fan fiction), fiction by fan authors that deliberately alters facts of the canonical universe they are writing about


Games and video games[edit]

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