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This week the Wardrobe Recommends…
by Ben Jenkins
With all the recent news about Neil Gaiman’s retelling of Hansel and Gretel (set to come out on October 28th) I began recalling some of my other favorites by Gaiman. I discovered InterWorld in the exact way your teachers tell you not to, by the cool cover art (seen above) which was displayed in my local library. Published in 2007, InterWorld is a great young adult novel co-written by Gaiman and Michael Reaves.
InterWorld tells the story of sixteen year old Joey Harker and details the experiences he has once he discovers his unique ability to travel between dimensions. Joey stumbles into the knowledge that there are multiple versions of earth, which differ greatly from his home dimension. Some versions of earth are more magical, and are championed by an organization called HEX, while other versions are more scientifically based and are supported by a group called Binary. With both groups battling it out, Joey finds himself caught in-between, working with the InterWorld group to regulate the balance of the Altiverse (the collection of various dimensions). Upon joining the Interworld group, Joey realizes that the team is made up of different versions of himself from other dimensions, all with the ability to easily travel between each of the worlds.
InterWorld is a great self-discovery science fiction and fantasy blend for all of you out there who love both genres. In a way, I feel like an InterWorlder myself as I switch my readings up from fantasy one week, to science fiction the next. If you are a Neil Gaiman fan, a sci-fi/fantasy nerd, or just a lover of great stories, this book will be a perfect addition to your weekend reading.
- Check out The Silver Dream, the sequel to InterWorld.
- In 2013 Neil Gaiman announced there will be a third book in the series.