The Space Between Worlds
Multiverse travel is finally possible, but there’s just one catch: No one can visit a world where their counterpart is stil ...more
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The Space Between Worlds follows Cara, who out of the 380 worlds that Earth Zero can resonate with, she is alive on only 8. Cara works for a company that specializes in gathering intel about these universes. However, when one of her counterparts is murdered under mysterious circumstances, secrets about herself and the multiverse are revealed that may change the course of her d ...more
A fun and fast-paced romp through multiple universes
I love the idea of the multiverse. It is thrilling to think there are gazillions of universes instead of just our own. Some physicists estimate there are at least 10^10^10^7 universes.... please don't ask me how many that is; I have no clue. But it looks like far more than "merely" gazillions and is a number probably most of us are unable to contemplate.
When I read the description for The Space Between Worlds, I was intrigued. A book about a w ...more
Q: I’ve never been afraid to die, which has probably been my problem on more than one Earth. (c) Just one of the problems, I bet.
Q: Another reason there are so few of me left alive: I was not a fast child. (c)
The overall rating: we start at 5 stars since I loved this one and finished it and enjoyed it a lot (even with all my grumbling!).
+1 star: Caramenta, Caralee, Nelline… all of these are the paralle ...more
Cara was a survivor, a product of the Rurals, the wasteland of Ashtown, a community outside t ...more
This is one of the best sci-fi books I've ever read. Not only the premise is executed brilliantly with mind boggling plot twist but the book is so fast paced that I was completely immersed. The world building is fantastic, fresh a ...more
Let me start by saying I really did enjoy this book, but it left me confused in a few places. Maybe it’s the fact that I read it while in a reading slump, but there were a few passages that didn’t make sense, or rules/traditions of the world that didn’t have enough explanation.
Besides that, I thought that there were a lot of things that worked well. I really did like Cara’s character, and I liked Esther even more. I wa ...more
Easily one of the best books I have read this year. If you have read and enjoyed Dark Matter, Recursion, or All Our Yesterdays, I would suggest picking this up.
For those who haven't read any of those books: I think almost everyone is aware of the idea of the multiverse - almost identical universes that only differ based on choices that were made. So for example on this Earth you decided to go to college, but on another Earth you might have decided to delay college to go on a summer Eur ...more
So the story follows Cara who is one of the few people who can travel between the multiverses. People on Earth Zero can access 380 other versions of Earth but only if their doppelganger on that world is dead. Cara's other selves are very good at dying. So much so that that ther ...more
If you love sci-fi and dystopian novels then set a reminder for 04 August because you are going to want to get this book. The story has a distinct Mad Max flavour to it, and I had to force myself to not finish it in one day.
This is a world where multiverse travel is common knowledge. A total of 382 parallel earths have been documented but traversing between worlds is a little like playing Russian roulette, every time you travel could be the one that kills you.
If you land on an earth where you a ...more
I was not excited about this one.
The Space Between Worlds had such great ratings and reviews, and this parallel worlds sci-fi genre is absolutely my go-to. But I couldn't connect with the story or the characters.
If I had to classify it, I'd say ...more
I then want to heap praise on it for keeping so much focus on the same sets of characters that our main character has always been interacting with, showing a lot of subtlety and flexibility with the greater tale. But then, there's a lot of that in multi-universal novels, too. Or any ...more
eARC provided by NetGalley , thank you to NetGalley and Hodder & Stoughton. All opinions are my own.
Addictive, page-turning science fiction, fierce, strange and filled with surprizes; I could not get to the end of it quicker.
THIS BOOK HAS LEFT ME SPACED OUT, IN A GOOD WAY
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson (spoiler free reviews!)
Publish Date: August 4th 2020
Cover Rating: 7/10
Adult –Science Fiction –Fiction – LGBT
SUMMARY IN A SENTENCE ...more
by Carla Bruce-Eddings
This pandemic and the requisite quarantine have compelled me to do a lot of soul searching, and I know I’m not the only one. And is there any better way to combat daily existential despair and perpetual grief, than by sinking your teeth into a world that is not your own? This is what The Space Between Worlds offers: a way out, and a breathtaking, heart-pounding way in.
Cara is a traverser, someone who can travel between the multiverses. The catch? One can only s ...more
Cara is one of those characters who are deeply flawed but you still like her. There’s a lot of fast paced action a ...more
The bones were amazing but the conflict was half-baked and I felt like the “villain” was severely under-developed.
The world-building was messy and was very hard to follow. The multiverse had only a few rules and they were really all thrown to the wind.
The lack of description made it really hard to understand what the world looked like? Because of this I constantly felt lost.
Cara was actually quite likeable but I wasn’t convinced that she knew what she wanted, and be ...more
“Luck, I guess,” I say, because the first thing a monster learns is when to lie.
On my blog.
Rep: Black bi mc, Japanese wlw li, Black side characters, nonbinary side characters
CWs: past abuse, gore, violence
Galley provided by publisher
Sometimes books will leave you with a lot to think about, and I mean a lot. The Space Between Worlds is that for me (it has been at least two weeks – at time of writing – of just thinking). I have many many thoughts about parallel universes and how they help ...more
The first time this book caught my eye it just seemed to call out to me. The premise sounded so intriguing.
But the magic is not just in the concept.
Micaiah Johnson's writing style is deceptively simple, soft and supple, like silk satin. She draws you in and with seemingly little effort she has created a world around you.
Cara is a traverser, travelling between parallel worlds in order to download data for the use of the El ...more
I have seen two worlds and the space between.
Two star body, four star ending.
I've been having ...more
"Maybe I'm not the only one who feels the tugs of my other lives. Maybe the hover over us, steering us, constantly."
4.5 stars. Wow! This is an amazing debut, and I was captivated from the first page. Although classified as Science Fiction on GR, it's very light on the science element, so I would probably rather label it as dystopian. If you enjoyed The Shades of Magic Series or Six of Crows - Chapters 1 and 2 then you HAVE to get The Space Between Worlds when it publishes on 4 August 2020.
I lov ...more
This novel featureds some fantastic diversity with a sapphic romance and a black main character. I really appreciated how the author incorporated discussion of race, class and privilege into the story. Yet, as a science fiction thriller, I thought this one was disappointing. I usually love science fiction involving multiverses, but this one was more about the relationships than the science. My biggest issue was that I thought the main character fell flat and I could never properly conne ...more
Cara has the ability to travel across the multiverse. There are 382 worlds in total. The caveat? You can only travel to the worlds if you no longer exist ...more
Micaiah Johnson is an exciting new voice in Sci-Fi. The Space Between Worlds had an interesting point of view and some fresh, unique elements in this genre. Set in a multiverse, Cara travels between Earths collecting data for an enigmatic ruler who, like Cara, is dead on many other Earths. It’s a dark look at a future where inter dimensional travel is possible and with it comes power, poverty and ambition. The story was intricately w ...more
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She received her Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from the University of California, Riverside and her Master of Fine Arts in fiction from Rutgers-Camden. She now studies American Literature at Vanderbilt University where she focuses on critical race theory... and automatons.