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The Space Between Worlds

The Space Between Worlds

The multiverse business is booming, but there’s just one catch: no one can visit a world where their counterpart is still alive.

Enter Cara. Of the 382 realities that have been unlocked, Cara is dead in all but eight.

On this earth, however, she survived. Identified as an outlier, and a perfect candidate for multiverse travel, Cara is plucked from the wastelands and given a job and a comfortable apartment in the wealthy and walled-off Wiley City. Cara knows what it’s like to feel hungry, and scared, so she’s more than happy to reap the benefits of her new position. As long as she keeps her head down, she’s on a sure path to citizenship and security for life.

But when one of her eight remaining doppelgängers dies under mysterious circumstances, Cara is plunged into a new world with an old secret. What she discovers will connect her past and future in ways she never could have imagined – and reveal her own role in a plot that endangers not just her world, but the entire multiverse.

(P)2020 Penguin Random House Audio
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 4th August 2020

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781529387131


Gorgeous writing, mind-bending worldbuilding, razor-sharp social commentary, and a main character that demands your attention - and your allegiance
Rob Hart, author of The Warehouse
Micaiah Johnson's debut is a punk album, presenting a world where even our possibilities are colonized. I loved every twisting minute of it
Alex White, author of A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe
A gritty, riveting, and ultimately hopeful novel about the people, choices, and relationships who make us who we are - in this world, and in those we can only imagine
Kameron Hurley, Hugo and Locus award-winning author of The Light Brigade
A strong new voice in science fiction
Sunday Times Culture
One to really watch is The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson, which has parallel worlds but also real resonance with our current societies
Stylist’s Best Summer Books for 2020
Johnson's debut is a rare bird in any reality: a novel that is twisting, suspenseful, and profound
Max Gladstone, co-author of the Hugo and Nebula-winning THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE TIME WAR
The Space Between Worlds is a story with multiverses and interdimensional travel, but it's also the story of one survivor, her people, and her lives across the multiverse. Micaiah Johnson beautifully brings these two together to give us a riveting story filled with adventures and emotions
The Nerd Daily
Johnson excels at contrasting lives of privilege and poverty, and at drip-feeding information that gradually reveals Cara's complex character
Fresh takes on sci-fi staples aren't easy to find, but this debut novel from Micaiah Johnson pulls off a demanding and mind-bending approach to the much-explored concept of multiple universe . . . A dark, provocative read that's both challenging and satisfying
An imaginative tale of multiverses and doppelgangers
Choice Magazine