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An interstellar teleporter is a hypothetical technology appearing in science fiction, typically in soft sci-fi, which teleports people and/or other objects over interstellar distances instantaneously.
- The Door in Lloyd Biggle Jr.'s short story The Rule of the Door.
- In Think Like a Dinosaur [The Outer Limits]
- Gate in Ken Macleod's Newton's Wake: A Space Opera. Macleod's gates are entrances to the wormhole skein, a network of Visser-Kar wormholes, referred to as Carlyle's Drift.
- Ramsbotham Jump in Robert A. Heinlein's novel Tunnel in the Sky.
- Farcaster portals in the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons.
- Runcible on Neal Asher's novel Gridlinked
- Springer technology in John Barnes' series of novels:
- Wargate in Bruce Balfour's The Forge of Mars.
- The Stargate featured in the movie Stargate and the follow-up series Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe.
- An intergalactic teleporter made a brief appearance in the John Carpenter horror movie They Live.
- The Supreme Commander Saga where space explorers travel trough Interstellar Teleporters.
- Wormholes feature in Peter F. Hamilton's Commonwealth Saga, connecting over 600 worlds.
- Land-based wormhole gates in Robert Charles Wilson's novel Spin.
- The Rowan series by Anne McCaffrey features psionic, rather than technological, means of interstellar teleportation.
- The USS Voyager in Star Trek: Voyager finds a species with subspace teleport technology able to cross thousands of lightyears.
- The star window (Sternenfenster) in cycle 32 of the Perry Rhodan series can teleport a fleet of starships across intergalactic distances.
- In Doctor Who serial The Daleks Master Plan, set in the year 4000, the First Doctor, Steven and Sara Kingdom accidentally get caught up in a transmat experiment that sends them to the Planet Mira, which is 'many light years' from Earth.
- In Mass Effect, Mass Relays are massive interestellar teleporters. The first one discovered by mankind is the Charon Relay, which humanity previously thought to be a moon of Pluto.
- In EVE Online, stargates allow players to travel from one system to another, and jump drives allow capital ships or black ops to jump to other systems where cynos exist.
- Roy Sorenson. 2003. A Brief History of the Paradox: Philosophy and the Labyrinths of the Mind. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-515903-9. pp. 144–145.
- Scheffer, Louis K. (1994). "Machine Intelligence, the Cost of Interstellar Travel and Fermi's Paradox". Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society (PDF) (Royal Astronomical Society) 35: 157–175. Bibcode:1994QJRAS..35..157S.