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The Infinite Worlds of Maybe

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  3 reviews
For every situation there are two realms of possibility: Columbus did/did not discover America; the North/South won the Civil War. That is the intriguing premise of this highly unusual adventure y one of the most distinguished authors of science fiction.

When Bill Franklin's father disappears suddenly, Bill faces the challenge of seeking out this fascinating world of dualit
Library Binding, 191 pages
Published August 1968 by Holt, Rinehart & Winston (first published February 1968)
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This is a 3.5, gets bumped up to a 4 for its importance in my reading life.

I first read this in elementary school (I don't remember the grade, I just remember the library.) It was the first time I'd ever heard of parallel universes.
This is the first alternate universe novel that I ever read. It's different and neat, but I was twelve years old at the time, and could be easy to impress.

Unfortunately, it's hopelessly out of print, like almost all of Del Rey's work. Also, I think that it's sad that there is not a lot of good children's science fiction around. This one wasn't that bad, and it is not as dated as his other work.
William T.
when I was about ten years old this was the first science fiction novel I encountered. It started a life long love with the genre. I recently acquired the book and re-read it.

It is a simple, well-written alternative universe story. The character development is modest at best. It was probably well-targeted at 10 to 12 year old children of that time.
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Lester del Rey was an American science fiction author and editor. Del Rey is especially famous for his juvenile novels such as those which are part of the Winston Science Fiction series, and for Del Rey Books, the fantasy and science fiction branch of Ballantine Books edited by Lester del Rey and his fourth wife Judy-Lynn del Rey.

aka Philip St. John
aka Eric van Lihn
aka Erik van Lhin
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