MAX AND THE MULTIVERSE
It’s spring break and Max is stuck at home all by himself. Just the way he likes it. He games online, feasts on junk, and wonders why his cat can suddenly talk.
Thanks to a bizarre mishap, Max has started shifting between parallel universes whenever he falls asleep. A curious affliction, and one that steadily erodes his sanity. Day after day, he awakes to a strange new reality and struggles to make sense of his surroundings.
But then one day he awakes to a hyper-advanced version of Earth where humans have colonized space. Determined to fulfill a lifelong dream, Max and his cyborg cat venture into the black, only to entangle themselves in an intergalactic conflict.
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“Max and the Multiverse is a roller-coaster of a trip, fast-paced and filled with excitement from Zachry Wheeler. Max is unwittingly brought along for this ride and spends a fair amount of time flabbergasted by what he sees and experiences, but by the end, he decides that the roller coaster is much more exciting than the life he had back on Earth. Wheeler has created a setting (universe? multiverse?) where pretty much anything goes, the possibilities only limited by the ideas in his head. This is an imagination-fueled thrill ride so sit back and enjoy the trip.” —Geoff Habiger, Readers’ Favorite
“One of the finest pieces of sci-fi satire I have ever read.” —Eric Michael Craig, Rivenstone Press
“In my opinion, Zachry Wheeler is the heir apparent to Douglas Adams.” —Ben Ragunton, TG Geeks
“A delightful tour de farce! Brilliantly absurd and absurdly brilliant.” —Victor Acquista, Podfobler Productions
“Holy smokes! Wheeler is the funniest living author I’ve read.” —S. Shane Thomas, Science Fantasy Hub
The idea for Max and the Multiverse came to me while watching other multiverse series like Stargate and Doctor Who. I noticed that every story about parallel universes involves some sort of mission, i.e. a reason to interact with them. So I thought, what if there wasn’t one? What if some hapless fool was thrust into the situation against their will? And thus was born the series.
The main characters are a ragtag group of misfits that band together for an epic adventure through space. Max is a nerdy teen from Earth with minimal social grace. Ross is a talking cat with an endless cache of snark. Zoey and Perra are alien couriers with reputations for ruthless efficiency.
My one and only disclaimer would be that Max and the Multiverse is a satire above all else. Many characters and settings are hyper-parodied to poke fun at genre tropes. In fact, the entire series can be viewed as Russell Crowe in a clown suit shouting “Are you not entertained?!”
But if you do have a burning question, please feel free to contact me. This series is all about parallel universes, where anything can be explained with a needlessly extravagant backstory. I love hearing from happy readers and answering those questions is the most fun I have as an author.