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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 128
Themes: science fiction, alternate universe, romance, aliens, quantum physics
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 19/Jan/2021
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Seventeen-year-old Michael goes to visit his eccentric mad-scientist uncle while he's busy working on yet another time-travel experiment.

In the cluttered lab, Michael's uncle barely notices him. And he keeps muttering things like “quantum multiverse transporter," so Michael has to entertain himself. Which is how Michael accidentally ends up in an alternate universe. Everything looks remarkably similar to his own world but with a few key differences, like lizard men dressed in gray suits and three-wheeled vehicles. And then there's Emily, a sassy, confident girl who needs Michael's help before he can find his way back to his own dimension.

Kirkus Reviews
“Nonstop action keeps the story moving along briskly, and Michael’s voice is wry and humorous...A fast-paced SF adventure for reluctant readers.”
Publishers Weekly
“A fun, breezy work accessible to a wide variety of readers looking for a quick sci-fi adventure.”
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“A fast-paced read that will keep readers engaged every second. With a male protagonist and a strong female accomplice, this title will be a great addition to school and public libraries. Highly Recommended.”
School Library Journal
“Highly readable…A fun, action-packed choice for striving middle and high school readers interested in science fiction.”

Awards

Junior Library Guild  | 2021 | Commended

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