Max and the Multiverse Shorts

Dip your toes into the award-winning book series!

Haven’t read the books? No problem! Max and the Multiverse Shorts are stand-alone tales that serve as entry points into the series. And if you’re hungry for more, each short also includes the first chapter of book one as a springboard into the saga.

All titles are available in eBook ($0.99) and Paperback ($4.99) formats. eBook distribution includes Kindle, Kobo, iBooks, Nook, and Google Play. Click a title for a full list of outlets and links to purchase.

The Item of Monumental Importance (Short Story)

The Item of Monumental Importance

Max shifts between parallel universes whenever he falls asleep. A curious affliction, especially for a nerdy teen tasked with a holy quest.

Max awakes to a wondrous realm with dragons, elves, and a highly munificent genie. However, the lands have been corrupted by a dark and deadly magic. Max and his merry crewmates must save the kingdom by braving an endless barrage of fantasy tropes.

“I did laugh out loud on several occasions. Truly, this short story is another worthy of the Douglas Adams mantle.”
Keith Lane, TG Geeks

Nibblenom Deathtrap (Short Story)

Nibblenom Deathtrap

Max shifts between parallel universes whenever he falls asleep. A curious affliction, especially for a nerdy teen trapped on a spooky spaceship.

Max awakes aboard a large and mysterious vessel. It’s dark, it’s smelly, and he’s bleeding from the head. His crewmates are nowhere to be found. Not the best way to start a day, and matters are made even worse when he begins to uncover the truth of his predicament.

“I’m already a huge fan of Max and the Multiverse, and this story pulled some good giggles. It would also be a great launch point to try the series out.”
S. Shane Thomas, Science Fantasy Hub

Sparkle Pirate (Short Story)

Sparkle Pirate

Max shifts between parallel universes whenever he falls asleep. A curious affliction, especially for a nerdy teen lost in an alien prairie.

Max awakes to the sights and sounds of a balmy meadow. It’s a welcome shift for once, so he decides to relax and enjoy it. However, the serene environment seems a bit too serene, and the reveal of his seductive new physique only complicates the affair.

“Zachry has another fun short adventure for Max. Sparkle Pirate takes humorous aim at romance, and again he’s hit the mark.”
Geoff Habiger, Artemesia Publishing

Hiss Bot Hank (Short Story)

Hiss Bot Hank

Max shifts between parallel universes whenever he falls asleep. A curious affliction, especially for a nerdy teen fighting an alien scourge.

Max awakes to the horrors of war. Fire fills the sky as bolts of plasma rip through the battlefield. He tries to gather his bearings, but his new body is annoyingly limited. As frustrations mount, he gets targeted by a mechanized menace.

“I love seeing how utterly over his head [Max] is sometimes, and how he manages to work it out. Well worth the time to read this one.”
Eric Michael Craig, Rivenstone Press

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