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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“One of the finest pieces of sci-fi satire I have ever read. Anywhere. Bar none.” —Eric Michael Craig, Rivenstone Press
“Wheeler dedicates this book to Douglas Adams, who he manages to channel with witty, snarky, and offbeat humour.” —Keith Lane, TG Geeks
“A real fun read (and one that made my daughter upset because we don’t live in a world ‘saved by a slap’ – read it you will understand).” —Eric Klein, SF Author
“Fantastic. On par with Red Dwarf. Girls can do anything and nerds hold their own while the cat gets the cream. Utterly dimensional.” —Amazon Reader
“Quirky fun read, reminecent of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” —Amazon Reader
“Space fantasy that shows what a computer keyboard and a little drool can do to enliven the most boring spring break.” —Amazon Reader
“This is the first book in this genre that I have read. I read it in one day as it had my interest from the start. Looking forward to reading another book by this author.” —Amazon Reader
“I read this book because I was looking for something a little out of the ordinary and it was just what the doctor ordered. The plot was lots of fun and had just the right mixture of lunacy and craziness to make a brilliant fantasy space novel. I think that if I ever meet the author I’ll buy him a drink and try to find out where he bought his imagination.” —Amazon Reader
“Starting from a humble, short-storyesque concept, this book really jumps out and has some fun. Add in a little Terry Pratchett flavor to this sci-fi time jumping story and I really enjoyed it. It you start thinking about how they eat and breathe and other science facts, repeat to yourself it is just a funny book, read on and relax.” —Amazon Reader
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.