The Walls of the Universe
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The Walls of the Universe

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John Rayburn thought all of his problems were the mundane ones of an Ohio farm boy in his last year in high school. Then his doppelganger appeared, tempted him with a device that let him travel across worlds, and stole his life from him. John soon finds himself caroming through universes, unable to return home-the device is broken. John settles in a new universe to unravel its secrets and fix it.

Meanwhile, his doppelganger tries to exploit the commercial technology he's stolen from other Earths: the Rubik's Cube! John's attempts to lie low in his new universe backfire when he inadvertently introduces pinball. It becomes a huge success. Both actions draw the notice of other, more dangerous travelers, who are exploiting worlds for ominous purposes. Fast-paced and exciting, this is SF adventure at its best from a rising star.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 126 x 200 x 28mm | 419.99g
  • St. Martins Press-3pl
  • New York
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765337444
  • 9780765337443

Review quote

"Make[s] other writers wish they could pop into a close by universe, "steal his book", and then come back and claim it for their own."--John Scalzi"A distinctive vision of a post-singularity future.... Melko gives us an absorbing tour of a world where humanity isn't what it used to be."--Charles Stross on "Singularity's Ring""Bursts forth like a new universe exploding into being; a major book that happens to also be the debut novel of a stellar new talent."--Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of "Rollback "on "Singularity's Ring""Melko is clearly an up-and-comer, and this is a distinctive debut.""--Kirkus Reviews "on "Singularity's Ring"
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About Paul Melko

Paul Melko lives in Ohio.
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792 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 22% (171)
4 45% (357)
3 24% (188)
2 8% (60)
1 2% (16)
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