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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

Reviews

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
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
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
Guardian
A dark, provocative read that's both challenging and satisfying
SFX
An imaginative tale of multiverses and doppelgangers
Choice Magazine
Clever characters, surprise twists, plenty of action, and a plot that highlights social and racial inequities in astute prose
Library Journal Starred Review
Profoundly satisfying . . . [it] remained two steps ahead of my imagination, rattling it out of complacency and flooding it with color and heat
The New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice
Johnson bursts onto the scene with this thought-provoking, high-concept sci-fi debut that impresses with exceptional worldbuilding and a distinctive protagonist
Publishers Weekly
Fascinating, complicated, compelling . . . this is a jewel of a novel, all the more impressive for being Johnson's debut
Locus
A witty, deep and savvy tale . . . Fresh and interesting
New Scientist