Sunday, October 11, 2015

Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves

Cover image for InterWorldHere is a science fiction with an interesting premise.  In this book Joseph Harker is just your average high school kid on a field trip with his class, when he suddenly walks through a mist and ends up in a parallel world.  Soon he discovers that he is a "walker" a being that can move between parallel realities and is admitted to a school for walkers.  The interesting thing is that all the students at the school are versions of himself.  There is a cyborg version, a version with feathers instead of hair, and a wolf boy version.  There is also a female version with wings. All the versions of Joseph are working to keep a balance in the universe between one faction that has advanced technology and another which has magic. On their first training mission, something goes wrong, and Joseph has to try to save his team which has been captured by the magic faction.  This is an older book that came out in 2007 and there seems to be two more in the series, the most recent of which just came out this year.  I liked the book because it was different and unpredictable.  The thing about reading Neil Gaiman is that he is not afraid to kill off main characters, so you never know what will happen.  The other two are written by Reaves alone, so I don't know if they will be as good.  I am willing to give them a try. (239 p)

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