Are you one of those billions who are tired of waking up every morning? Or do you feel trapped by your existence? Have you ever wondered, if it’s just earth and in some other universe we might have less questions about existence? In this article we have listed 10 best story books or novels based on parallel universe, and talked about them in brief.
10 Best Story Books or Novels Based on Parallel Universe:
- The Ten Thousand Doors of January – Alix E Harrow
- This is How You Lose the Time War – Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
- The Shining Girls – Lauren Beukes
- Mr. Fox – Helen Oyeyemi
- The Heavens – Sandra Newman
- The Map of Salt and Stars – Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
- The Future of Another Timeline – Annalee Newitz
- The Light Brigade – Kameron Hurley
- A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab
- Woman on the Edge of Time – Marge Piercy
The Ten Thousand Doors of January – Alix E Harrow
January Scaller is feeling behind bars in the mansion of her father’s business partner, who collects unusual and magical objects. Until January’s father disappears and January discovers an enigmatic book, she also found a more mysterious door that can lead them to other worlds.
This is How You Lose the Time War – Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
Blue is a member of unrefined mass consciousness. Red is on the other hand a part of technological utopia. Even though they started as enemies, they eventually realize if you are the only two humans existing on the earth is sexy as hell.
The Shining Girls – Lauren Beukes
1931, Harper Curtis came across a key to an unusual house with a list of girls’ names written on the wall. Harper soon realizes that the world with the help of the house has the opportunity to travel in time. He must traverse several other ages to kill all the girls listed on the wall. One of the young women who survived begins to hunt him back.
Mr. Fox – Helen Oyeyemi
1938, when Mary confronts Mr. Fox, he is not expecting her presence especially because he made her up. Fox is a writer who kills off the heroines of the story and Mary is like an imaginary muse with a dare: the dare is to stop cutting off the fictional women. As both Fox and Mary commence to jot down classic fables, the lines start to become hazy between author and vision, creator and creation, and reality and alternate realities.
The Heavens – Sandra Newman
Ever since Ben met Kate at a party, Kell just agreed. Ben is immediately keen on Kate. But the closer he gets to Kate; he gets familiar with the fact that she is troubled by dreams in which she is living in England during the Elizabethan period. Kate is determined that all her dreams are true and her actions of 1593 are affecting her present life.
The Map of Salt and Stars – Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
Nour was brought up in Manhattan but that changed after her father died. Her mum decides to move back to Syria. But after a bombing destroys their newly set house and almost killed Nour, her family begins to search for a shelter that will take her through North Africa and the Middle East. During the flight of the family, Nour takes pleasure in the story of a fatherless girl from 800 years ago who is following the same route. The story goes on with Noura and Rawiya as they look for new livelihood hundreds of years apart.
The Future of Another Timeline – Annalee Newitz
The central character Tess is a time-traveling rebel who is bent on damaging the group of time-traveling misogynists who wants to strip women of their rights and autonomy. In 1992, California Tess and at a punk concert, she meets Beth who was a normal girl looking for freedom. As they get close they must go through the threat of war that is struggling to defend the past and protect the future.
The Light Brigade – Kameron Hurley
The Light Brigade is the nickname of the shell-shocked soldiers of their wars with Mars. But what’s truly going on between these soldiers? When Dietz joined the war and begin to struggle with lapses in reality. The recruit is compelled to marvel about the war.
A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab
Only a few magicianhaveas the power to travel between the three London names Red, Grey, and White. Kell is one of the magicians. Kell’s job is to secretly operate the smuggling business between the three worlds. But when Kell got robbed by a thief from Grey London named Lila, they come face to face with the dark side of magic. Lila managed to convince Kell to spirit her away to other London, and thus a magical exploration between the worlds commences.
Woman on the Edge of Time – Marge Piercy
After Connie Ramos has been unjustly committed to a mental health institution, she is contacted by an emissary from the year 2137. The emissary shows her a utopian potential of racial and gender equality and harmony in the environment. But she also witnesses another future which is a dystopian society of monstrous exploitation. One of these two worlds will become the world for humans but Connie has to be wise.