The Space Between Worlds

Written by:
Micaiah Johnson
Narrated by:
Nicole Lewis

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2020
11 hours 46 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS’ CHOICE • An outsider who can travel between worlds discovers a secret that threatens the very fabric of the multiverse in this stunning debut, a powerful examination of identity, privilege, and belonging.

WINNER OF THE COMPTON CROOK AWARD • FINALIST FOR THE LOCUS AWARD • “Gorgeous writing, mind-bending world-building, razor-sharp social commentary, and a main character who demands your attention—and your allegiance.”—Rob Hart, author of The Warehouse


Multiverse travel is finally possible, but there’s just one catch: No one can visit a world where their counterpart is still alive. Enter Cara, whose parallel selves happen to be exceptionally good at dying—from disease, turf wars, or vendettas they couldn’t outrun. Cara’s life has been cut short on 372 worlds in total.

On this dystopian Earth, however, Cara has survived. Identified as an outlier and therefore a perfect candidate for multiverse travel, Cara is plucked from the dirt of the wastelands. Now what once made her marginalized has finally become an unexpected source of power. She has a nice apartment on the lower levels of the wealthy and walled-off Wiley City. She works—and shamelessly flirts—with her enticing yet aloof handler, Dell, as the two women collect off-world data for the Eldridge Institute. She even occasionally leaves the city to visit her family in the wastes, though she struggles to feel at home in either place. So long as she can keep her head down and avoid trouble, Cara is on a sure path to citizenship and security.

But trouble finds Cara when one of her eight remaining doppelgängers dies under mysterious circumstances, plunging her into a new world with an old secret. What she discovers will connect her past and her future in ways she could have never imagined—and reveal her own role in a plot that endangers not just her world but the entire multiverse.

“Clever characters, surprise twists, plenty of action, and a plot that highlights social and racial inequities in astute prose.”—Library Journal (starred review)
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Rachel V.

loved it. is my favorite book and i had to find it in audiobook

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Dominic M.

Clever !!!

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John S.

Characters well developed but not much plot.

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This was good, not great. I can't put my finger on why. The characters are well written, but I never felt invested in their success.

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Wayne I.

Micaiah Johnson has captured my attention from the first paragraph to the last, revealing an imagination and a flowing style that lets you tag along on her character’s adventure in a very new twist on multiverse. I think I last saw this topic from Dean Kountz, and Micaiah does it better. I’ll listen to Nicole Lewis anytime, a delightful voice and delivery. I’m looking for a next book!

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Tiffany M.

Fantastic narration, lovely world building. Truly a great story!

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