Published on: 11/1/2022
Published by: Mayhematic Press
ISBN eBook: 978-1-954153-16-5
Type: Short Story

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a Max and the Multiverse Short

Max shifts between parallel universes whenever he falls asleep. A curious affliction, especially for a nerdy teen forced to meet his maker.

It’s a challenging day out in the great black sea, as Max and the crew have taken on some truly disgusting cargo. But instead of helping, Max retreats into his room and passes the buck to his cosmic counterpart. This dereliction of duty angers the crew and summons the ultimate arbiter of fate.

Praise for Max and the Multiverse

“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 roller-coaster of a trip, fast-paced and filled with excitement.”
Geoff Habiger, Readers’ Favorite

“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

Author Notes

Max and the Multiverse Shorts are stand-alone adventures that began as book chapters. Not every parallel universe will make it into the series, but some are funny enough to spawn their own stories. These are those stories, and I hope they make you laugh as hard as I did.

In addition, they are also opportunities to poke fun at other genres through the lens of science fiction. The current crop includes:

The Item of Monumental Importance (epic fantasy)
Nibblenom Deathtrap (action horror)
Sparkle Pirate (speculative romance)
Hiss Bot Hank (mercenary teams)
Slug Puppet (metafiction)

The Item of Monumental Importance (Short Story)
Nibblenom Deathtrap (Short Story)
Sparkle Pirate (Short Story)
Hiss Bot Hank (Short Story)

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