The Space Between Worlds

The Space Between Worlds

An outsider who can travel between worlds discovers a secret that threatens her new home and her fragile place in it, in a stunning sci-fi debut that’s both a cross-dimensional adventure and a powerful examination of identity, privilege, and belonging.

Multiverse travel is finally possible, but there’s just one catch: No one can visit a world where their counterpart is still alive. Enter Cara, whose parallel selves happen to be exceptionally good at dying—from disease, turf wars, or vendettas they couldn’t outrun. Cara’s life has been cut short on 372 worlds in total.

On this Earth, however, Cara has survived. Identified as an outlier and therefore a perfect candidate for multiverse travel, Cara is plucked from the dirt of the wastelands. Now she has a nice apartment on the lower levels of the wealthy and walled-off Wiley City. She works—and shamelessly flirts—with her enticing yet aloof handler, Dell, as the two women collect off-world data for the Eldridge Institute. She even occasionally leaves the city to visit her family in the wastes, though she struggles to feel at home in either place. So long as she can keep her head down and avoid trouble, Cara is on a sure path to citizenship and security.

But trouble finds Cara when one of her eight remaining doppelgängers dies under mysterious circumstances, plunging her into a new world with an old secret. What she discovers will connect her past and her future in ways she could have never imagined—and reveal her own role in a plot that endangers not just her world, but the entire multiverse.

Title:The Space Between Worlds
Edition Language:English
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    The Space Between Worlds Reviews

  • chai ?

    “Have you encountered any others who have truly met themselves?” This line from Camren Maria Machado’s short-story collection Her Body and Other Parties stuck in my mind like a dart the first ti...

  • Joel Rochester

    T/W: This story contains mentions of domestic and emotional abuse through past traumas experienced by our main character.The Space Between Worlds follows Cara, who out of the 380 worlds that Earth Zer...

  • may ?

    one side of me recognizes that a large part of this book was about making commentary on classism, ethics, and power, and the other side of me just wants more gay CaraDell contentrtc!...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    It just wasn’t for me 🤨Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾...

  • Jenna

    A fun and fast-paced romp through multiple universesI love the idea of the multiverse. It is thrilling to think there are gazillions of universes instead of just our own. Some physicists estimate the...

  • Blaine

    The Goodreads description of the plot is a really good one, so there’s no reason to re-summarize. Instead, I’ll focus on the two main reasons why I found this book to be a really great read.First,...

  • Dave

    Johnson's "The Space Between Worlds" is a beautifully-crafted science fiction novel that breaks all the rules. The golden rule of time travel has always been avoiding meeting yourself at all costs. Su...

  • ?Misericordia? ?????? ????

    Q: … I have seen two worlds now and the space between. We are a wonder... (c) Q: I’ve never been afraid to die, which has probably been my problem on more than one Earth. (c) Just one of the probl...

  • Juliana (Midnight Book Blog)

    Is there going to be a sequel? Please tell me there’s going to be a sequel. 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...

  • Holly

    4.5 starsEasily 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...