The Walls of the Universe

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, and, when the device breaks, unable to return home. John settles in a new universe to unravel the machine's 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 travellers, who are exploiting worlds for ominous purposes. Fast-paced and exciting, this is SF adventure at its best from a rising star.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 30.48mm | 181.44g
  • Tor Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0765359650
  • 9780765359650
  • 794,082

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"An adventure with both brains and heart... With imagination and sympathy, Melko makes the journey genuinely exciting and leaves plenty of room for future exploits." (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review)"show more

About Paul Melko

PAUL MELKO lives in Ohio.show more

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4 45% (356)
3 24% (186)
2 8% (60)
1 2% (15)
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